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Headbands – Endbands

French Headband:

Traditionally sewn around two rolled paper cores with three or more silk threads and a front bead.

Basic two color endbands with a front bead:

One is sewn on a triangular leather/vellum laminated core, the other on a round leather core.

Conservation-style headband. Sewn with one thread (this one is linen) over a stiffened hemp core.

Coptic headband. Sewn with dyed linen thread. Weave is continuous from board across textblock and back to other board. The sewn edge of the book is my addition/innovation. The two plexiglass boards are held together with a blanket stitch.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2009 7:06 pm

    Beautiful headbands Lili I make some antique examples for educational purpose in my blog:

    Kind regards

  2. July 30, 2009 6:20 pm

    I love these! You inspired me to want to do these!

  3. October 30, 2009 8:03 am

    Dear Lili:

    I have a new post of headbands-endbands, the first is two alternating colors, the second is an approximation to armenian headband.

    Look at:

  4. September 30, 2011 5:45 am

    Great Blog – thoroughly inspiring

  5. Christian Do permalink
    June 4, 2013 8:37 pm

    Please make a headbands tutorial
    Your fan from Vietnam

  6. June 21, 2013 12:17 pm

    I was looking for some about hair headband, and i found your post with no relation with hair.
    But I have just one word.

  7. Claire permalink
    March 18, 2016 1:33 pm

    These headbands are marvellous! Maybe you could post a tutorial?

  8. Vicki Heal permalink
    March 19, 2019 11:05 am

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a headbands tutorial.
    Your fan from Zimbabwe


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