An open hood of the early 15th century.
You can read lots more about open hoods from the early 15th century in my post on the topic here. For this hood, I was aiming for the low and sharp look that shows up in a few examples in the early 15th century, like this pink hood in the The Comedies of Terence.
|Arsenal, MS 664 reserve, first quarter of the 15th Century, fol 226r | Source|
|BnF MS Latin 7907 A, circa 1400-1407, fol. 81v. | Source|
|Arsenal MS 5070, reserve, 1432, fol. 254v. | Source|
For this hood, I also went for a fairly rope-like, long liripipe, inspired by the two below. Mine ended up shorter by about 14" or so.
|Comedies of Terence, fol. 235v | Source & Le Decameron, fol. 333r | Source|
The wool for this hood was given to me by a friend. It's a fulled, medium weight woolen.
I did not differ greatly in my normal hood making method. The only modification was to "hook" the bottom of the wings more than I have in the past. You may be able to make out the faint blue lines of the hood outline here:
Like most of my other hoods, I hand sewed this one. I made sure to include top stitching to keep the edges nice and crisp.
I used a lightweight natural linen for the lining to try to keep the wool from becoming too heavy or insulating so that I can wear it during more of the year than just winter.
This is the first time I've used a lining that wasn't the same color as the outside of the hood, so I hadn't anticipated just how much of the lining would actually be visible when I wear it. This isn't really a bad thing, just not expected.
I like how the stitching turned out on this one. The back seam in particular, which I finished using the "Elizabethan seam" technique, turned out quite nice.
I was a little concerned that the color wouldn't work well with my complexion, but it works alright. Brings out my rosy glow! All things considered, except maybe going with a matching lining instead, I wouldn't change anything about this hood. Which is always a nice result.