Thursday, 13 September 2012

Blackworked coif – part 2

After finishing the embroidery for my coif (see part 1), I sewed on spangles. Then, I cut the embroidered piece out, added matching lace and lined the coif with another layer of linen. I folded the outside over the inside to create a tunnel for the drawstring at the back of the neck, and hand-sewed the tunnel in place. Then, I finished the top of the coif by whip-stitching from the front towards the back, and gathering the part that sits on the crown when the coif is worn.




  1. truly an amazing project :) did you keep track of the amount of (wo)man hours you put into it? :-o

  2. Thanks! No, I don't really want to know ;).