I’ve made considerable progress on the Celtic Braid Coat, having reworked the lining, assembled the collar, and basted the cape to the vest. Â Now I’m considering what button to put on the collar. Â I have three possibilities:
At the moment I am inclined towards the dotted button (second photo). Â The first button, while beautiful, calls attention to itself and not to the rest of the cape Â – Â the eye gets “stuck” there. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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.