So here it is! I made this 14th/15th century hood for my friend Christin for Christmas (say that three times fast). I was able to give it to her this weekend so now I can post the pictures of it.
The outer layer is wool, with a matching blue linen lining. The entire thing is hand sewn. (yes I still do hand sew some projects...just not the full gowns for myself thank you very much)
I made self stuffed buttons out of the wool and the button holes are stitched with silk thread. The embroidery, a pattern I found online (will get link and post...just gotta find it in my bookmark list) and is split stitch done in gold silk. The beads are real garnets, as these are her favorite stone.
I promise to get pictures of her wearing it on Thursday when I see her again. It does look quite lovely on her.