Cone #023 Quatrefoil

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This Cone #023 has a clover pattern also named quatrefoil. The quatrefoil enjoyed its peak popularity during the Gothic and Renaissance eras. It is most commonly found as tracery, mainly in Gothic architecture, where a quatrefoil can often be seen at the top of a Gothic arch (from Wikipedia). The inspiration is from Lincoln Cathedral (13-14th century) and Little Moreton Hall (mid-16th century).

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The cone is difficult to cut out by hand, but simple to weave, see Cone #001. When you weave just align the clovers to make a perfect overlap. Use paper of good and steady quality, 110 – 130 g/m2. For my cone I cut out two black parts. One part I sprayed with remount (the same as I use for re-gluing the cutting sheets for my cutting machine). I then applied thin goldleaf (non-expensive craft quality, two sheets required) using a brush. If you are using goldleaf you might also chose to cover the rear side of the cut out part, making the cone look pretty inside as well.

Cone 023 8 deg 6 arms clover pattern 1 Cone 023 8 deg 6 arms clover pattern 2

And files for cutting: flat 8 grader 6 arme ny clover cut 1 ; flat 8 grader 6 arme ny clover cut 2

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