View Full Version : Beaded Hairnets?

06-21-2007, 02:51 PM
My lady has been doing research on the hairpieces, nets, etc. used during the period and has found out that the beaded hairnets were made of very thin (small) thread, as opposed to many of the thick yarnlike snoods being sold at sutlers.
She was wondering if anyone had a source for their purchase or a pattern for her to make one?...

Thanks in Advance...

Michael T. Murphy
PVT. Co. A. 33rd VA.
"My captain said to "fix bayonets!"....I told him that mine "wasn't broken!"...The First Sgt. said that I was "special"...THAT'S WHY I am on guard duty...again..."

Delia Godric
06-22-2007, 12:41 PM
To my knowledge there isn't a good commercial pattern for a netted beaded net. There are a couple sites online providing directions for netting though. I believe this one http://knotsindeed.com/ provides basic directions and patterns for hairnets for purchase. She could use the net directions as a base. The she can add the small glass beads. Has she seen the nice beaded nets at www.mfa.org? They have them listed under the dreaded "s" word. She may also want to look through the bibliography for my hairnet article:www.geocities.com/shadowofthesundial

Anna Worden

06-29-2007, 05:46 PM
Anna Allen sometimes has hairnets for sell on her website ( www.thegracefullady.com )

06-29-2007, 06:32 PM
As does Kay Gnagey.... http://www.originals-by-kay.com