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.
Yarny Buttons: Tweedy, Heathered, and Variegated Buttons in Polymer Clayby Lisa Clarke
Basic polymer clay skills: conditioning, rolling, cutting. Rudimentary
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Special knit and crocheted projects deserve special buttons, and sometimes the best fasteners are the ones that fade quietly – and artfully – into the background of the garment. What better way to procure unique sweater-matching buttons than to make them yourself?
Basic polymer clay skills: conditioning, rolling, cutting. Rudimentary understanding of the Skinner Blend and of weaving strips is helpful but not necessary.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
Polymer clay in various colors
Pasta machine or other rolling tool
Clay blade or other cutting tool
Round ¾-inch and 1¼-inch cookie cutters
Knitting needle or other hole-poking tool
1/16-inch drill bit (optional)
Sandpaper in 400, 600, 800, 1000, and 1200 grits (optional)
Buffing cloth (optional)
Through this ebook you will learn:
How to mix polymer clay to create the colors that will match your yarn
How to mimic the look of tweed in clay
How to mimic the look of heathered yarn in clay
How to mimic the look of variegated yarn in clay
How to make a partial blend of 2 colors
How to make a 3-part Skinner blend (a seamless gradation of 3 colors)
How to weave strips of clay into a fully-woven sheet
How to form a button shape
How to give your buttons a nice professional finish
The instructions for this project are available for free through a series of posts on the author's website. What you get for your $2.99 here, is a handy ebook version that you can take with you on your favorite mobile device.
- BN ID:
- Polka Dot Cottage
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- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 3 MB
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To expand on the previous reviewer's comment, there is one basic construction technique given, but there are three separate techniques given that explain how to imitate tweed, heather, and variegated yarn within that one construction technique. It's a good book, if you want to learn how to copy the look of yarn.
You learn one technique :( You tube would've been more helpful.