Friday, 12 March 2010
When you have a headache do you suffer in silence or do you have a good old growl to let people know? Well, a dainty remedy is at hand to ensure oodles of sympathy for your sufferings while you maintain a demure and saintly resignation.
Here it is - a headache band. In the early 20th century, it was thought that "a smooth but strong band applied tightly around the head to compress dilated blood vessels would provide relief of migraine headache pain." While this hand-crocheted headache band of blue cotton floss, bordered all around with ivory cotton lace and trimmed with three silk ribbon flowers cannot be guaranteed to take away your misery, it will enable others to deal appropriately with your fragile state. Come to think of it - you could have a colour-coded set to signal not only headache, but mild grump and full-throttle madness. Keep one of each in your handbag for those arduous shopping trips. You can make your own, or buy this one from Vintage Textiles.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:00