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post #161 of 1083
Interesting... is part of your face covered? I wear more of a bandana style so you can still see some of my hair and my face/neck/ears are exposed. I think they may have asked if more was covered? I do live in a university town, and there is a law school, so maybe the DMV is just really laid back in terms of what is worth commenting on?
post #162 of 1083
Some of my coverings show a bit of hair. Others show none. I wore snoods twice (one time asked) and a hanging veil once (asked).
post #163 of 1083
I sew my coverings - they're just a huge triangle of fabric which I wear "bun" style. All my hair is covered except for maybe a teeny tiny amount right at my crown.

My face, neck and ears are uncovered.

Mamaduck - I have a couple friends who are also Reformed (Dutch) and all the ladies in their congregation cover but only at church. How cool that there are Presbyterian ladies out there that cover! Really makes my day.

-Deedee
post #164 of 1083
i make some of my coverings, at the moment i have just done head scarfs as thats what i had time and materials for, i just hemed them so hardly rocket science. I want to make some snoods, hopefully do a tutorial and paterns, in crochet most like, i will wing it, i love doing lace work so one will probaby be over the top lacy
post #165 of 1083
I'd really like to make some linen scarves, since I just can't justify what decent ones cost for what amounts to just a big rectangle of fabric ... but to make them long enough for my liking I wind up buying 1.5 or 2 yards of material and cutting it into 2 or 3 scarves length-wise, which gives me multiple identical scarves at more than I care to spend. What I should do is find some people who would like them and split the cost but, well, linen is fickle ... not so many people actually want it. Mostly I just want it for the icky-sticky hot days anyway.
post #166 of 1083
Liquesce-
I love your idea of linen. I would have never even thought of it. Sure would save me in the summer! Sheesh! I'll have to have a gander at the fabric store and see what they have. Its time for some new colours for me anyway. Maybe something will catch my eye.

-Deedee
post #167 of 1083
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Liquesce, I'd totally split with you. Want to make a JoAnn's trip?
post #168 of 1083
Hi mamas! I am delurking a bit. I have recently began to atend church again. In my teenage years I was very religious and had strong convictions about modest dress, growing my hair among various things. I have always had high regard for those women who practice hair covering. Many of those convictions have been lacks in the past 8 years but now I find myself "wanting" that faith and that spirituality...which brings me to head coverings and contemplating trying it out!

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I thought this was quite interesting, a great perspective in my opinion!


I must say the warmth and welcoming across faiths is inspiring to me!
post #169 of 1083
Hey ladies! I'm a Mennonite that does not cover but have been drawn to covering lately and I'm not sure why. I have attended the same church my whole life and the coverings (my mom jokingly called them sin sifters because they are a mesh/tulle-like material) are dying out. I don't think anyone under 65 wears one, and a lot of the elderly women that used to wear them have chosen not to in the last 5 years or so. I always thought they were kind of silly and and unnecessary tradition (no offense meant...just wanted to share how I felt and how that has changed) but as I've said, I've been drawn to covering recently. It kind of started before this, but I really got thinking about it after watching a production of Fiddler on the Roof. I thought that the way the actors covered themselves looked really beautiful. Then I accidentally came across a covering mama's blog which led me to other covering mamas' blogs. Then today I stumble across this thread. Perhaps there is a reason for all this to happen at once? I think I'd like to try covering and see if it makes me feel any different. Or maybe that's not the right way to go about it. Maybe my heart should change first and then I should cover. I mean, while I've been drawn it is more out of curiosity and I don't necessarily feel compelled to do it myself yet. My husband is the associate pastor at our Mennonite church, but he did not grow up in the Mennonite church...he became Mennonite after we married. I'm not sure he would understand or even want me to cover up, although I know if I felt strongly about it he would support me.

Any advice? Do you think the heart should change first or should I try it to see if I feel different after covering for awhile. I mean I wear a bandanna on occasion when my hair looks terrible, but I haven't felt a noticeable difference on those days. Part of me (the vain part) doesn't want to cover because I've always felt like I don't look good in hats or bandannas. My face if very round with chubby cheeks and hats are just not very flattering (although I am working on losing weight). So, I don't know. I don't want my vanity get in the way of something I should be doing, but at the same time I have very low self-esteem and already don't like the way I look. I'm not sure if I would be more self-concious about my chubby face with a covering on or not. Thanks in advance for advice.

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Ok, last post for tonight, I promise.

I'm just so proud of myself! I finally successfully tied a tichel!!! :

Here are some pics from the front:
http://picasaweb.google.com/smola04/...64343903868002
http://picasaweb.google.com/smola04/...64339534058098
and the back:
http://picasaweb.google.com/smola04/...64339741001506

I'm really proud of myself! It's a long rectangular scarf that my MIL got me in Hawaii.

And this is what I'm usually wearing (admittedly, this is not a flattering picture! ):
http://picasaweb.google.com/smola04/...64340815212642
Totally off topic, but I went to your web album to look at your coverings and saw the poncho that you have over your baby carrier. It looks awesome! Did you make that yourself or buy it?
post #170 of 1083
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Originally Posted by camelfam View Post
Hey ladies! I'm a Mennonite that does not cover but have been drawn to covering lately and I'm not sure why. I have attended the same church my whole life and the coverings (my mom jokingly called them sin sifters because they are a mesh/tulle-like material) are dying out. I don't think anyone under 65 wears one, and a lot of the elderly women that used to wear them have chosen not to in the last 5 years or so. I always thought they were kind of silly and and unnecessary tradition (no offense meant...just wanted to share how I felt and how that has changed) but as I've said, I've been drawn to covering recently. It kind of started before this, but I really got thinking about it after watching a production of Fiddler on the Roof. I thought that the way the actors covered themselves looked really beautiful. Then I accidentally came across a covering mama's blog which led me to other covering mamas' blogs. Then today I stumble across this thread. Perhaps there is a reason for all this to happen at once? I think I'd like to try covering and see if it makes me feel any different. Or maybe that's not the right way to go about it. Maybe my heart should change first and then I should cover. I mean, while I've been drawn it is more out of curiosity and I don't necessarily feel compelled to do it myself yet. My husband is the associate pastor at our Mennonite church, but he did not grow up in the Mennonite church...he became Mennonite after we married. I'm not sure he would understand or even want me to cover up, although I know if I felt strongly about it he would support me.

Any advice? Do you think the heart should change first or should I try it to see if I feel different after covering for awhile. I mean I wear a bandanna on occasion when my hair looks terrible, but I haven't felt a noticeable difference on those days. Part of me (the vain part) doesn't want to cover because I've always felt like I don't look good in hats or bandannas. My face if very round with chubby cheeks and hats are just not very flattering (although I am working on losing weight). So, I don't know. I don't want my vanity get in the way of something I should be doing, but at the same time I have very low self-esteem and already don't like the way I look. I'm not sure if I would be more self-concious about my chubby face with a covering on or not. Thanks in advance for advice.



Totally off topic, but I went to your web album to look at your coverings and saw the poncho that you have over your baby carrier. It looks awesome! Did you make that yourself or buy it?


I think you can go about it either way. Maybe make a commitment for a week - baby steps, evaluate how you feel, and then talk it over with someone you trust to understand (DH?). It's been an interesting journey for a lot of us, I can tell you that, and we'd love to hear about your experiences as you start (if you're beginning to feel drawn to it).

I made that poncho, actually, without a pattern. I'm pretty proud of it! So glad you like it.
post #171 of 1083
Camelfam-

I know, for me, my heart changed first and it was only natural for me to cover afterwards. I'm still a sinful person but the cover is a way for me to be set apart from the person I used to be. Sort of like a new starting point for me... my 'new life'. I've been a Christian since I was saved at a Mennonite kids camp when I was 12 but its only been in the last while that I've covered.

I agree - you can go about it both ways. And I also agree to have a trial-period. For me, I said I would try covering for a month and see what became of it. I've continued quite happily. Its really important to have support... I have two girlfriends who are the most supportive women I could have ever been blessed with. They've been there for me to cry on their shoulders when my relatives didn't understand and made very rude comments about me and my cover (born out of misunderstandings). Now, I'm not saying people will say rude things about you but I know I would have probably given up if it hadn't been for these ladies. They don't cover full-time but they support me anyway.

-Deedee
post #172 of 1083
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Liquesce, I'd totally split with you. Want to make a JoAnn's trip?
Sweet. Do you know if they carry lightweight linens? Like, 3-4 oz or so?
post #173 of 1083
Oh I'm loving all the links in this thread. I live and always have lived in the bible belt surrounded by Baptists and Methodists. Actually I've never seen anyone here cover except some of the Pentacostals. I have just started feeling an urge to cover myself although I'm Methodist and it isn't something my church does. I'm going to start light though... maybe some bandanas or a light veil. I'm really excited about it though. I've been reassessing my wardrobe for modesty too.

What about the girls covering in different religions though? I know most of them only require it for married women or older girls but dd loves hats. She would probably want to cover anytime I did... she already wears a hat almost everytime we go somewhere. (Its the only thing she's asked for for Christmas too... silly 3yo!
post #174 of 1083
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Sweet. Do you know if they carry lightweight linens? Like, 3-4 oz or so?
I'm sure they do, really. I spend most of my time with the quilter's cottons and the fleece, but they have SO much. It would be worth a look.

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Oh I'm loving all the links in this thread. I live and always have lived in the bible belt surrounded by Baptists and Methodists. Actually I've never seen anyone here cover except some of the Pentacostals. I have just started feeling an urge to cover myself although I'm Methodist and it isn't something my church does. I'm going to start light though... maybe some bandanas or a light veil. I'm really excited about it though. I've been reassessing my wardrobe for modesty too.

What about the girls covering in different religions though? I know most of them only require it for married women or older girls but dd loves hats. She would probably want to cover anytime I did... she already wears a hat almost everytime we go somewhere. (Its the only thing she's asked for for Christmas too... silly 3yo!
Jews cover at marriage, and for us it's because there are parts of your body that are private and only to be shared with a husband.
post #175 of 1083
*Waves* i'm new to covering. I've been thinking about it off and on for about 2 years now. I just made friends with a lady who covers and she's going to be making me a few after thanksgiving. I love the styles on www.garlandsofgrace.com and plan on getting a few once i get a few extra dollars in the "cecily" and "suzanne" styles.
post #176 of 1083
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Originally Posted by brittneyscott View Post
Oh I'm loving all the links in this thread. I live and always have lived in the bible belt surrounded by Baptists and Methodists. Actually I've never seen anyone here cover except some of the Pentacostals. I have just started feeling an urge to cover myself although I'm Methodist and it isn't something my church does. I'm going to start light though... maybe some bandanas or a light veil. I'm really excited about it though. I've been reassessing my wardrobe for modesty too.

What about the girls covering in different religions though? I know most of them only require it for married women or older girls but dd loves hats. She would probably want to cover anytime I did... she already wears a hat almost everytime we go somewhere. (Its the only thing she's asked for for Christmas too... silly 3yo!
My family is in the procewss of joining a methodist church. I have been considering covering as well and starting out casual or maybe during services and see how i feel.
post #177 of 1083
Oooh. I love the styles on the Garlands of Grace site. Beautiful! Might see if I can recreate something similar. I dunno, though, might just have to buy myself one and save me the work!

Oh. Cookies are calling me from the oven. Better run.

-Deedee
post #178 of 1083
haha. I'm on cookie duty today too. I'm not going to start them until 4/5 tonight though.
post #179 of 1083
Someone just reminded me of Anokhi and just thought I'd pop in to post the link. Their scarves are a tiny bit smaller than I like myself, but I'm under the impression that I like them way bigger than most of you. I do have a couple though. 100% cotton so they don't tend to slip, and the prints are much more rich looking on fabric than on the swatches given.
post #180 of 1083
I am a constantly covered mamma, in that I believe the "covering" for a woman is her uncut hair. So, there you have it. But, I do like a nice hat or bandana or headscarf for church and elsewhere. This thread is very interesting.

I am a knitter, but haven't tried to knit a head scarf or a snood. I can't even keep a headband in my hair (it's too fine and everything slips right off the back of my head). I am afraid I won't get the gauge right and will end up with one that is too big or too little.
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