University of Atlantia

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Simple Saint Birgitta Cap Make-and-Take

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Instructor:
Adelaide Half Pint

University Session UA103 February 1, 2020 Course # 407
Time 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Fee
Length 2 hrs Credits 2
Attendees 7/8 Room Goodpaster184
Course Category Costume and Textiles

Description
In this 2 hour class, we will talk briefly about the history of what is commonly known as the Saint Birgitta Cap. This white linen cap/coif is seen on women in medieval art from approximately 1250-1500 across much of mainland Europe. We will then pattern, cut, and assemble our caps by hand. Once complete, this cap can be worn alone or as a base for veils, hats, and more complex head coverings. This class does not cover any of the embroidery or embellishments found on the reliquary cap of Saint Birgitta, but rather takes the student through the construction of a simple, unembellished cap such as the one seen on the middle figure here: https://www.photo.rmn.fr/archive/07-506175-2C6NU0CH4XYM.html. MATERIALS/FEE: There is no fee associated with this class if students bring their own materials. Students will need approximately 1/2 yard of middle weight white linen (52-60" width), matching thread, needles, scissors, chalk, rulers. I will have some back-up sewing supplies available. KITS: I can provide linen and thread for a fee of $8 and will email the class the week before University to enquire about need.