måndag 13 maj 2013

Fake it til you make it

Since I got the kids my hair is just not as full any more and braiding it is not as fulfilling any more. But braids are not optional when reenacting German 15th century, they show under the headdress all the time. I was considering buying fake hair, but I don´t like modern fake materials (I can tell you stories of how much money that has saved me when stopping me from buying mixed material fabrics...). So just before leaving for Double Wars, a week-long event, the Curious Frau laid out pictures of fake hair made of strings or yarn, and even in fancy colours.

On the altar you see St Klara´s fake hair in bright blue and her gefrens in yellow. This had to be tried, I thought, waking up at four in the morning of departure and remembering a set of bright blue silk/mohair-yarn in my yarn basket. It was found in time and at the event I tried it out. I divided it into three, made a small braid holding it all together in the middle. The braided part I put in the neck and then divided my hair and braided it together with the blue yarn. The yarn being longer than my own hair helped keeping my braids together and lengthening them so that it easily wrapped around the forehead. These pictures show it worn with a simple orange gefrens.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Have you seen this lady's interpretation?


  2. Hi! No I haven´t seen that, thank you for the link. I really liked the possibility to play with color though but will be making zopfe closer to my own hair-color at some point.

  3. Your ones are very lovely and colourful. They are extremely similar to the Indian hair accessory called parandi, which are also lots of fun. They use a special knot to link the strands together, as shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORTatPrRWGk