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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 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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