To Net, or Not to Net: Revisited

To Net, or Not to Net: Revisited is an in depth look at the hair nets worn from 1855 through 1865. The 103 page e-book contains over 30 CDVs, numerous fashion illustrations, and directions for making hair nets right from Godey’s, Peterson’s and more. Available exclusively in my Etsy shop as a e-book March 1st!To Net or Not To Net Revisited COVER

“A new style of net has been introduced, which is rather original; it is made of hair of the exact shade of the wearer’s. The fashion is to cut off a tress of hair and to give it to the hairdresser, who will get it made into a net, which, when worn upon the head, may be truly called “invisible.” They are netted over a fine mesh, and are exceedingly durable. As the hair is worn so low and full at the back, it is almost impossible to keep it neat with-out a net, which sustains the hair, and so prevents the dress and collar from being easily soiled.”
(Peterson’s Magazine, 1863)


  1. Research – Then and Now
  2. In a Word (Definitions)
  3. How was a Hair Net Worn? 
  4. How Were Hair Nets Constructed? 
  5. How were Hair Nets Trimmed
  6. When & Where Were Hair Nets Worn? 
  7. A Little on Age
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix
    • Directions for Making Hair Nets
    • Fashion Descriptions
    • CDVs in Full

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A note on pricing: I struggled with pricing this e-book for quite some time. I want to making my books affordable, but at the same time I need to cover what I spend. This newest book took hundreds of hours of research and purchases of Godey’s 1860, 61, 62, 63, & 64 and  35 CDVs for image rights, as well as registration fees. 

Published on March 19, 2018 at 2:39 pm  Comments Off on To Net, or Not to Net: Revisited  
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