(Closed) Hat netting? Tulle?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 5
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I bought mine at Joanne’s… but they don’t seem to have it online, only in-store. It also seems to be pretty popular, as I got the last bit of ivory that they had.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I bought mine on ebay , I bough way more then i needed , but the girls and I dyed bits and made cocktail hats for our <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: ‘Lucida Grande’; font-size: 11px; white-space: pre”>bachelorette night.

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: ‘Lucida Grande’; font-size: 11px; white-space: pre”> I know my Jo-ann’s has a lace some what like russian netting but it was

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: ‘Lucida Grande’; font-size: 11px; white-space: pre”> lace and not stiff enough. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I’ll second Judith M – I liked the 1/4" net better than the 3/8", the latter just seemed too big a net.

Post # 9
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I asked her for french netting, and she had no idea what I was talking about, so I said "Like bridal tulle, but with much larger holes," and then she knew what I meant. The store I went to had it with the tulle. The weave looks almost like a honeycomb design, if that makes sense.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Check out House of Fabric.  Search for Russian veiling.  I thought it was a decent price and the shipping was pretty fast.

 

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Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Walmart has a thick tulle with the larger netting/holes.

It would work perfect for making a birdcage veil!  🙂  (I only know this because I bought some in black to make a 80’s skirt for my 80’s themed bachelorette party! It would work great…)

 Good luck!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

The tulle you are finding at Joannes or Walmart is most likely not the same as French Netting or Russian Netting.  I ordered Russian netting for my veil through housefabric.com.  Look under Bridal fabrics, then Millinery and you will find it there.  As far as I can tell, Russian net and French net are very similar, but French net is a little softer.  I think that either type will work, and some of the websites that sell birdcage veils use both types of fabric. 

 But please do make sure you get the right kind of netting.  The Russion netting I got for my veil is so beautiful.

On another note, I am still in the process of making my veil, and I have been having trouble finding instructions online or any tips how to make it properly.  I have seen websites that talk about making a bandeu style, with the two combs on each side.  But I want to make more of a wedge or angle veil that attaches with only one comb.  If anyone has any advice about how to best make this, I would appreciate it.  I am having trouble getting the material gathered in a way that it lays properly and isn’t sticking up in funny places.  I will keep trying and if I hit on anything that helps, I will post about it.

Thanks

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Dr. B, I am in the middle of this project myself. Here is what I’ve done so far. First I cut a piece of netting about 13" wide and 10" long (I want my veil to hit right below my nose and be at a slight angle). I cut the top corners off of the resulting rectangle and rounded the edges. I then wove the top section of netting – the flat surface of the top should now be smaller than the bottom because you’ve cut off those corners – to a clear hair comb using ivory thread (cut a loooooong piece of thread). When you weave the thread through the holes of the netting and around the teeth of the comb, make sure you are gathering the netting evenly and giving it a little pouf. You don’t want to weave through every single hole in the netting; skip a couple at a time and this will give you a nice little pouf right at the comb.

That is as far as I’ve gotten. When I am sure it is laying how I want it to, I will hot glue the weaving to the comb, then cover the comb with some beads where it will show in my hair. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

PS – You’re right, the netting I have is not true French or Russian netting. The holes are smaller and honeycomb shaped, as opposed to the larger diamond-shaped netting.

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