University of Atlantia

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Making a Cranach Goldhaube

Amie Sparrow

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA106 February 13, 2021 Course # 203
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees FULL Room Anthropology
Course Category Costume and Textiles

Learn how to put together a fancy gold hat (goldhaube) similar to those found in Lucas Cranach paintings of the early 16th century. The pattern for the class was created by Mistress Genoveva von Lubeck and is found on her website: However, seeing a pattern and being able to figure out all the bits are two different things. I'll walk you through all the pieces of the goldhaube and offer modification notes. I recommend that you draft a pattern based on Genoveva's diagram on her website and come to class with all the pieces cut and ready to pin together. You'll want to make a practice goldhaube before spending the time embroidering or couching down pearls on expensive silk. This is the class that will help you make a test goldhaube which you can use as the basis for a real goldhaube. This class will not be recorded. Here is link to a pre-recorded version of this class on YouTube as a backup in case of technical difficulties on the day of University. All of Lucas Cranach's portraits can be viewed at the Lucas Cranach Digital Archive. Go there to look for inspiration. Use the search term "Judith" to narrow down the amount of portraits with goldhaube in them. Materials you'll need to make a test goldhaube: 1 yard of scrap silk 1 yard of scrap linen for lining 4 lengths of cording, each at least 32" long (I used old ribbon and cording for my test.)
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