How I wear my steuchlein

I thought that I would show you how I prefer to wear my steuchlein.

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I start with putting my wulsthaube on.

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Then I throw on the steuchlein

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Oops a bit of.

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It is nice to have that star so that I know it is on straight.

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Then I tie it in the back.

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Like this.

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I throw the tail to the front to make it easy to tie it.

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Finished

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If one wanted you could always use needles here in stead, to minimize bulk.

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Then I adjust the steuchlein over the wulsthaube

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Tighten it in the back

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Hold it in place with my left hand

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The other hand twist the tail part into a tight twist.

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When you have twisted for a while, you can let go of the left hand and use it to twist, it goes faster with two hands.

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Then I put the twisted tail over my head, holding the back in place

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Like this

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The twist goes around the head.
And is tucked under itself.

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Tada! like this. At this point I usually throw my hat with ostrich feathers on.
And this is how I wear my steuchlein and here is also a sneak peak of my new 16th century German blouse

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9 thoughts on “How I wear my steuchlein

  1. Yes I did, and have been meaning to make a tutorial on how to make one this coming week, so stay tuned :)

  2. Sorry no. The time ran away from me so I never had the time to make one. But I’ll try to make one in the near future, I need to make myself a new wulsthaube anyway. :)

  3. Hello Cathrin,
    this is how I wear my Steuchlein too. I learned it from a friend, but she did not know if this pattern is authentic. It seems to be very similar to the pictures of early 16th century. Much more better than other trials I have seen. Do you have more informations about this (findings or reconstrucions or something like this)?

  4. Patricia: Sorry no, I based it on the looks of the steuchleins from paintings, but is is a guess. I know of no extant ones.

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