I ran into real difficulties trying to copy the pattern of the cap. I thought today I might try making up a copy of it in calico using the rough measurements I made at the archive. I can then ‘plot’ the motif onto it directly and unpick it to create a flat for more detailed drawing.
I’m working from some very approximate measurements, drawing the shape directly onto the cloth. I’m aware that, as I work on trying to copy these objects, I find myself emulating the original ways of making.
However, once I made my copy up, it was clearly the wrong shape. Have I gone wrong in my measurements somewhere? Or are my curves different? This is SO FRUSTRATING!