Whether I like it or not, I need to make myself a cloak! While it may not sound like a big deal, I have to create a heraldic "mantle" which is 3/4 of a circle, the radius of which is 1.5 metres. Half of this cloak is to be gold while the other half is to be gold/black chequered, much like the surcoat I made...

...and that's where the difficulty really begins. the middle of the circle is the bit that goes around my neck, so the chequers have to be tapered as they go towards the centre. The maths of this - while sounding relatively simple - is going to be very tricky. Wish me luck!

...and that's where the difficulty really begins. the middle of the circle is the bit that goes around my neck, so the chequers have to be tapered as they go towards the centre. The maths of this - while sounding relatively simple - is going to be very tricky. Wish me luck!