Bal Maiden Gook

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duster
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Bal Maiden Gook

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My wife is looking to make a Bal Maiden costume (ladies that worked above ground in Cornish tin mines - 1800s). she has found a lot of images, but does anyone know of any patterns available? especially for the Gook (bonnet)? She also needs some leather clogs with wooden soles, any idea for suppliers?
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No help with the patterns, I'm afraid, but I am interested in images of Cornish people wearing clogs.

For actually obtaining clogs, try http://www.nw-clogs.co.uk

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Thanks Steve ill let her know,
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Lesley Bentham of Yes! We Have National Costumes might be able to help. As far as I know, she's not on the web and I don't want to put her address and phone number here. However, her daughter, Tanya Bentham, contributes to this site, she does amazing embroidery & tablet weaving. Might be worth contacting Tanya to pass a message on to her Mum.

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They look pretty similar to a Lothians "ugly" but with more in the neck and less in the crown - might be worth comparing notes with Scottish costume historians.

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