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« on: March 25, 2007, 08:02:22 PM »

Hi,

I just went to a reenactment and I saw a lady wearing a hair net that was very thin made of silk or mesh I guess and she had stitched a ribbon on the top of it using wire to help keep the shape. Does anyone know where I can find a net like that and instructions to sew the ribbon on it? I thought it was very pretty having a net with a ribbon that matched the dress she was wearing. The only link I've found that is similar is this one.

 http://www.intimelyfashion.com/index2.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 04:38:27 AM »

She likely used the Miller's Millinery hairnbet pattern:

http://bonnets.com/hvns.html

Or she also could have used the now-out-of-print Simplicity headdress pattern. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 05:32:45 AM »

Somewhere in Time also makes really nice hairnets with ribbons and even tassels. They don't have a website, though.

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 06:43:38 AM »

The hairnets in the link posted were made by Anna Allen, who also has her own webiste:

http://www.thegracefullady.com/

She has hairnets available here.

There were similar hairnets available in the Marketplace at the Harrisburg conference, but I don't remember the merchants.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 09:17:03 AM »

These are all good suggestions on where to buy nets.

I said many weeks back that I was going to get around to putting instructions for various nets together..... I haven't gotten around to it yet. Sorry. I will, eventually. It is on the list, which is on the fridge and getting rather lengthy.

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 09:20:04 AM »

I buy the nets themselves from the drugstore. Look for the "invisible" nets. Looks like Anna Allen is using the better quality hair nets like my momma wear when she washes her face. They are more substantial than the human hair nets, and the ones used by food service workers. It just takes some hunting around to find them. Also check wig and beauty supply stores.

Directions for making a ribbon hairnet are pretty basic. Since Simplicity discontinued their hairnet pattern, someone could probably post a modification of their instructions here without fear of reprisal.  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 09:28:02 AM »

Somewhere in the board is my version of basic woven ribbon nets. Wasn't that what the Simplicity one was?

Yes pick up a fine net at a hair supply store or drug store if need be. A place like Sally's Beauty supply will have a winder selection including silk and hair nets. There is one kind out there that looks too bulky with large knots. I don't recall the brand. But, avoid it.

Start with your ribbon design. Figure out how you are going to fold, ruche or plait your ribbon or ribbons. I like to pin mine all together working from the center out. It works nice to pin the ribbons to a curved couch pillow. Then stitch it all together with nicely hidden stitches.
Next add your net. Pin the center top of the net to the center top of the ribbon arrangement. While slightly stretching the net, pin the net along the ribbon underside working to the ends. Now just catch the edge of the net to the ribbon with 1/4 inch stitiches. (or what ever you are comfortable putting in and taking out if you ever need to replace the net.)

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2007, 09:45:44 AM »

Somewhere in Time also makes really nice hairnets with ribbons and even tassels.

And here I always associate "Somewhere in Time" with 1912, Chris and Jane, and Grand Hotel - LOL!

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2007, 10:03:12 AM »

Hey Bevin, no fair telling us so-and-so is a great vendor if we can't get to them!!!!  Angry

Bad Bevin! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2007, 01:50:05 PM »

Barb - I know it is not hard, but you have confused me again.

Can I just bring home the dark brown hair nets required at some of the places I work, and add some pretty ribbon?  Now 0 these are the net ones- I also have access to some which aremore of a thin fabric.

I figure the blue ones (nice, medium to light blue) would look kinda funny. And I need more grey before I try a white one!

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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2007, 02:00:24 PM »

Amy, you're confusing meGrin

Hair nets are nets. Not fabric. Not a poly-something white shower cap thingie for clean rooms.  Grin

Check out these examples. Just so you know, the front edge is wired.

http://www.thegracefullady.com/

http://www.thegracefullady.com/civilwargowns/readymades.htm

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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2007, 03:50:48 PM »

Got the NET part(really Roll Eyes ) - and the one I had on this am (and tossed on the way out the door) is actually a knitted type net - sorta like in the pics. Although I  am sure it is a poly something or another.

And, yes, some of the ones I get the privilege of wearing are the ploy-something fabric things -

I will try to remember next Monday to bring one home and take a picture of it.

Why to they wire the front edge?

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2007, 04:01:50 PM »

These are decorative hairnets; the wired foundation portion sits atop the head, sort of like a modern hairband, and gives you a place to steadily tack the decorative embellishment portions without fear of them scrunching out of shape repeatedly.  Ribbon laid over the foundation, and looped/tacked/etc into interesting shapes is one feature of the decorative nets.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2007, 04:12:50 PM »

If you didn't put a wire in there, the ribbon would follow the edge of the elastic of the net and wind around your head in a weird way. This helps keep it's shape, and gives you a base to attach the ribbon to.

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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2007, 06:43:47 PM »

I picked up a net at Sally Beauty that was quite similar to #1 & #3. It was triangular in shape and I cut it to adapt to my needs. I think it was $1.99. It's probably poly-something, but is medium brown and not quite as fine as the "invisible" ones

http://www.thegracefullady.com/civilwargowns/readymades.htm

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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2007, 05:18:56 AM »

Not all nets for sale out there are the same. Most are actually machine knit or crochet rather than netted. There was one, vintage version in packets I found once at a vintage shop that was netted. Here are a few examples of what is out there. (It's been over a year since I bought any though)

I think this one is the one I remember being to thick.
http://www.sallybeauty.com/shop/2320/485018
I think this is the one I liked. It cost around $4 for the pack.
http://www.sallybeauty.com/shop/2320/485033
I haven't seen this one. This is a maybe. What can be seen in the little window looks fine. http://www.sallybeauty.com/shop/2320/485005
The local drugstore sells two versions. One I don't like because it is to thick and screams synthetic. The other, I could have sworn was by Goody. But, I don't see it on their website.

For the decorative part, I actually don't wire mine as heavily as others. I'd say less than 8" of thin wire is all. Some for me, I don't wire at all. They stay and sit on my head just fine for some reason. Not all original directions call for wire either.
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2007, 06:27:55 AM »

I got this one (the net part) at Sally: 

I had read somewhere that it helps greatly to enclose the wire in a velvet ribbon because the velvet "grabs" the hair and keeps the net from sliding or moving.  That is what I did and then I put the pleated ribbon on top.

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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2007, 06:34:05 AM »

This is the one I got, hummm cotton, great  Wink

http://www.sallybeauty.com/shop/2320/485011

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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2007, 06:51:35 AM »

Linda,
How did it react as you shaped it? I assume you had to cut it from a triangle into shape. Did the edges stay secure or untie?

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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2007, 07:07:45 PM »

Linda,
How did it react as you shaped it? I assume you had to cut it from a triangle into shape. Did the edges stay secure or untie?

Anna

The knots/stitches seemed to stay put after cutting although I did bind the ends with a few wraps of thread. I did it last summer in a hurry and just pull it up around the bottom of my bun, top point of the triangle pointing up laying on top of my head, tie the other 2 ends across the bun top and wrap the loose end around the tie.  I made a ribbon "bow" to pin across the knot to hid it.

Reshaping the net and wiring would probably be easier to use, but I needed it quickly. I have since learned how to secure my bun better and haven't used the net the last few times out.

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