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Has any one considered making a bridal veil? I was talking to my mom about it and she suggested using sewing thread because you can get large cones of it, less likely to run out before I am finished. I have 2 teenage daughters so I am pretty sure I could get one done before either of them attempts marriage but have no idea where to start. I was thinking something pretty simple maybe just a large filet square or rectangle and then add a design around the edge.:think

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How very brave! Sounds like a challenging project, can't help you with thread type,

before you start, are you sure your daughters will wear it? Just a thought!!

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It might be easier to crochet a headpiece and then crochet a border around some netting/tulle. Sort of like the one shown on this page:

http://thevintagevillage.com/photo/1950s-vintage-bridal-veil or this one: http://www.chadiscrafts.com/largeveil.html

and I LOVE this headpiece that you could add the same crochet-edged tulle to: http://thevintagevillage.com/photo/1960s-vintage-bridal-headpiece

Here is another example of a headpiece, http://www.etsy.com/listing/75459073/1930s-decadence-crochet-bridal-veil (I just do not like that humongous flower on the side of her head.)

 

You could also crochet a headband similar to this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57077147/floral-crochet-and-swarovski-pearl?ref=sr_list_11&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_search_query=crochet+veil&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet= and then add some tulle for the veil.

 

Here is a crocheted wedding dress pattern and they do have a crocheted headpiece with tulle flowing from it: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/straight-pineapple-wedding-gown

There is a beautiful wedding dress in the May 2008 issue of Crochet! magazine ut it appears they used a ready made veil of tulle only. It is a good issue though and they even have a mother-of-the-bride outfit!

 

I think the reason an entire crochet veil is not easily found is that one done all in crochet might be pretty heavy.

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A crochet lace edged veil would be gorgeous!

If you want to crochet a whole veil, you'd certainly want a light weight, very fine thread.

 

Of course, if for any reason you want huge cones to crochet with, there's a site, rmyarns.com that sells huge cones of fibres, mostly white or natural, in different weights. however, as they aim their business towards weaving, the weights almost never include typical crochet/knit size info (such as "size 10") and right now, I forget which one is closest to size 10, sorry. I ordered a 5 lb cone in natural once, about size 10...that thing is huge! :heehee good service and delivery speed though. :)

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I am currently looking for a place to purchase size 20 and 30 crochet thread because I just found out that none of the stores in the near by town carry these sizes so it is either online or drive 40 minutes to an hour to purchase it.

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I think that site offers finer than size 10. someone else could let me know for sure, but I got the 8/2 weight, and eyeballing it against some of the size 10 I have, it's about the same. This stuff is so soft, I love it. (and easy to dye, too, which explains my purchase of a 5lb cone

 

Just popped over to the site, here's a page with 20/2...52WPI (wraps per inch--the most common "weight" they use) That's very fine...and this is in the cotton page, which ranges from 20/2 to 3/2 (the second number refers to the ply, I'm learning). Their main page is rmyarns.com

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I love the look of a spanish style veil!! I never had a formal wedding and DIE every time I see them, so beautiful!! Google "spanish veil" and you will see some ideas on how to conceptualize a crochet version.  

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