Letter 12th October 2019 from Høskuldsson Design
Tutorial video on the construction of an English hood, also known as a gable hood.
experimental reconstruction of an English hood, also known as a gable
hood or a pediment headdress, is presented in a tutorial video. The video presents the construction,
materials and tailoring techniques used for creating the balance
between rigidness and softness as found in two painted portraits and
a preparatory drawing by Hans Holbein portraying the English queen Jane
Seymour 1536-1637. The construction theories presented are the results
of my studies and experiments.
The experiments resulted in some new theories on
the number of separate items involved in the headdress
the materials used for creating the gabled shape
the construction of the ornamented edge
the function and construction of the striped frontlet
the construction of the diamond shaped bag
video is an appendix to an article comparing the evolution of the
English hood to the evolution of the French hood.
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