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post #61 of 1083
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Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
Ok, gulp... I'm delurking for a moment.

I almost always wear a headcovering. Not fam tradition, or even religiously the norm where I grew up. Just felt right. I feel weird/naked without a headcovering.

I feel drawn to learn more about this.

Ok, relurkifying now.


How can you be cool enough to mint a word such as "relurkifying" and then not stay and chat?
post #62 of 1083
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Faliciagayle, we will DEFINITELY take pictures if we do this.
post #63 of 1083
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Faliciagayle, we will DEFINITELY take pictures if we do this.
Definitely
post #64 of 1083
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Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

What's a pretty standard size for a tichel? And what's standard for hijab? Are they interchangeable?

Tichel-wearers, what are your favorite ties? Have you ever experimented with some of the braids and stuff?
post #65 of 1083
i cover..so does da hubz
post #66 of 1083
Going off of the Tznius.com site: I have done the bun and classic tie the most. The crown doesn't look good on me at all.

I would love to do the dutch crown, but my biggest problem is the weight causing my coverings to slip. I can't wear the tight stocking like snood underneath because it seems to be made for people with smaller heads than mine and it causes the earpieces on my glasses to press in and hurt my head. I guess I could work at making some looser ones

I might try doing the snood band or glitter glamour sometime.

What is really fun is doing the bun (but flatter to the head...more like a back crown) with a triangle scarf with fringe.
post #67 of 1083
Seems like several of us are up late
post #68 of 1083
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And what's standard for hijab?
Umm ... somewhere between about 30 and 60 inches square, 15-20x60-70 or so and ... well, and huge , and/or a sort of a fabric circle with an opening in the middle at the seam for the face to show, which may come down to anywhere between the shoulders, the waist, and somewhere approaching the floor.

It's all so clear now, right?
post #69 of 1083
Hi there, i am a covering pagan or begining to cover anway, i cover about half of the time. I do it for my own religious reasons that i can go into if anyone is interested, but i warn you they are a bit, well batty
post #70 of 1083
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Hi there, i am a covering pagan or begining to cover anway, i cover about half of the time. I do it for my own religious reasons that i can go into if anyone is interested, but i warn you they are a bit, well batty
Actually, I would love to hear your reasons
post #71 of 1083
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Hi there, i am a covering pagan or begining to cover anway, i cover about half of the time. I do it for my own religious reasons that i can go into if anyone is interested, but i warn you they are a bit, well batty
Ditto!
post #72 of 1083
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Ditto!
thrice interested!





Liquesce: Unmarried girls cover? I'm sorry if this is totally ignorant, but I was surprised to see pics of little girls in the hijab. I loved all the images of different coverings!
post #73 of 1083
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Faliciagayle, I believe Muslim girls start covering at puberty - as opposed to us delineating at marriage.

Liquesce, am I right?
post #74 of 1083
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Tichel-wearers, what are your favorite ties? Have you ever experimented with some of the braids and stuff?


Also from the Tznius website, I've done the Bun, the Jerusalem twist, the crown, and the classic tie.





Lately, I've just been wearing bandanas, hard headbands and/or hats.
post #75 of 1083
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How can you be cool enough to mint a word such as "relurkifying" and then not stay and chat?
well I wasn't expecting such a warm welcome! Thanks ladies!

So here's a question, do you feel compelled to cover your bfing in public? I'm a modest person in general, but I have bfing in public down to a science and never show anything, therefore don't have to worry about a specific cover. (Also my ds wouldn't go for it, and I'd end up showing more!)
post #76 of 1083
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So here's a question, do you feel compelled to cover your bfing in public? I'm a modest person in general, but I have bfing in public down to a science and never show anything, therefore don't have to worry about a specific cover. (Also my ds wouldn't go for it, and I'd end up showing more!)
This is one I struggle with, actually. I usually try not to put myself in a situation where I'd need to nurse in public, but we all know that's not a perfect system. So I'll first try to find a quiet, out-of-the-way place where I won't have to worry about covering or a place where I'm pretty sure I'll only see women (can anyone say pajama dept at Kohl's? ). Toby is very resistant to having a cover over his head, so I've almost stopped trying. If I'm somewhere crowded and can't get away and he's having a hissy fit, though, I'll nurse without any cover. His needs come first.

Interested to hear others' POVs.
post #77 of 1083
Hi! Can I join on a part time basis since I'm a part time cover-er?

I'm Catholic and cover for mass/worship per 1 Cor. We interpret that to mean specifically for worship though so there is no calling to cover full time just on that passage alone. I do cover on days my religious life needs a boost -- and also to keep my 6 month old from yanking my hair out at the root.

I head coverings. I sometimes feel sorry that I don't come from a tradition that covers full time, or have those deeply held beliefs. I guess when I reach a point in my life that I can resume daily mass, I'll be covering every day.
post #78 of 1083
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well I wasn't expecting such a warm welcome! Thanks ladies!

So here's a question, do you feel compelled to cover your bfing in public? I'm a modest person in general, but I have bfing in public down to a science and never show anything, therefore don't have to worry about a specific cover. (Also my ds wouldn't go for it, and I'd end up showing more!)
I was always as modest as possible when nursing in public (NIP) but I never used a specific nursing cover. I had nursing dresses, or I'd wear blouses and unbutton a bit in the center and wear under a wide-sleeved jumper, creating a "2 piece nursing dress" a t-shirt that was loose enough to pretty much cover me while nursing.

I never worried if a small bit of skin got exposed in the process of feeding my baby- that's what G-d gave me breasts for, why should I need to hide?
post #79 of 1083
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Faliciagayle, I believe Muslim girls start covering at puberty - as opposed to us delineating at marriage.

Liquesce, am I right?
Basically ... around puberty, or whenever a girl really feels that it's right for her. There's a lot of room for interpretation, culture, and personal preferences, since there's no clearly defined rule like "cover after X birthday or Y event." Some people will include headscarves in their little girls' wardrobes just because they like them and think they're cute, some will out of a perception that it reflects on their own piety, some religious schools will make it a part of their standard all-ages dress codes and uniforms, and almost everyone regardless of age and regardless of whether they cover otherwise covers to pray. (Which is what the girls in that picture are wearing ... typical skirt and headcover sets made for prayer; I have similar myself, albeit a wee bit upsized. )

I think the rectangular scarves that are among the most popular at the moment as hijabs and the scarves sold as tichels are basically the same thing, no?

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So here's a question, do you feel compelled to cover your bfing in public?
I (a) carry a semi-opaque lightweight scarf in my diaper bag, or (b) tie my headscarf so it comes across my chest anyway, or (c) wear an overgarment that wraps across the front to close just at the shoulder, so it's easy to tuck the baby inside. I know that's all kind of against the MDC breastfeeding activism ideal, but I look at it more like demonstrating that women who really prefer to absolutely ensure that their chest remain covered in public do not have a choice just between bottlefeeding and hiding in the bathroom.
post #80 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
I (a) carry a semi-opaque lightweight scarf in my diaper bag, or (b) tie my headscarf so it comes across my chest anyway, or (c) wear an overgarment that wraps across the front to close just at the shoulder, so it's easy to tuck the baby inside. I know that's all kind of against the MDC breastfeeding activism ideal, but I look at it more like demonstrating that women who really prefer to absolutely ensure that their chest remain covered in public do not have a choice just between bottlefeeding and hiding in the bathroom.
See, I think that's an awesome attitude. I shouldn't have said I never show anything, I know there's a chance that some breast shows, but I don't mind, as I view bfing as natural. That being said, I think that everyone has a different comfort level and you being comfortable covered DOES show other women that bfing is natural and fits into every women's lifestyle.
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