I’ve made considerable progress on the Celtic Braid Coat, having reworked the lining, assembled the collar, and basted the cape to the vest. Now I’m considering what button to put on the collar. I have three possibilities:
At the moment I am inclined towards the dotted button (second photo). The first button, while beautiful, calls attention to itself and not to the rest of the cape – the eye gets “stuck” there. The third button (which I admit is hard to see in the photo) doesn’t feel like it belongs, probably because the red isn’t a perfect match and the cross-hatched pattern doesn’t relate to the rest of the garment. The second button, with the red dots, seems to harmonize better – the red is a better match and it echoes the dots of red in the Celtic braid. But I’m still debating it, so would love opinions!
Today’s plan is to work more on the Celtic Braid Coat, and design the structures for katazome. The repeats will be small and I’m going to do my best to keep the number of interlacements the same on each warp thread – which probably means a crepe weave, to add some visual texture without distracting from the image.