Lisa Clarke is a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. She can often be found on her blog, Polka Dot Cottage, writing about her adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.
The Afghan Cane: A Granny Square Blanket in Polymer Clayby Lisa Clarke
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The Afghan Cane consists of sixteen polymer clay "granny squares" assembled in a grid, much like a crocheted afghan would be. Unlike the crocheted version, though, we don't have to create sixteen individual granny squares to make a colorful blanket. Through the magic of polymer color blends, we can generate a multitude of differently-colored squares with a single cane!
If you are comfortable with the Skinner blend technique and can reduce and re-assemble millefiori canes, you can do this project.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
5 packages of clay (black, white, and three colors)
optional cutters and extruder
How to choose colors that will look nice together and provide the necessary contrast
How to make a partial blend
Anatomy of a crocheted granny square
How to build a polymer cane that mimics the look of a granny square, and re-assemble it to create a 16-square "afghan"
Ideas for varying the look of the afghan through borders or different color choices
Fully illustrated with sixty photos.
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This a very helpfull book im am in polymer clay and i was having trouble doing canes and i also saw on youtube haw to start caning but none of them helped me.intill i sall this book i thought ok i will try it and now im a pro at caneing you should get this book. If your like me.