patterns for cane designs

patterns for cane designs

Post by Mary Lou Fole » Sat, 08 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Just thinking,

After passing by the thread on Needlepoint pattern books, which really was
posted here as a mistake, I got to thinking.....You know how cross stitch
and needlpoint patterns are on graph paper and each color has its own
little square? Well,...why can't you transfer that technique to doing cane
designs for polyclay? So, instead of putting together differnt shapes of
color to make you pattern, you put together little square canes of
different colors according to the pattern chart. This would be a lot of
work, but I think you could get some pretty interesting shading and
detail. I might be crazy, but this is on my list of things to try on paper
while I'm camping (or sooner, maybe, with actually clay..darn, I'm so
impatient when I have a new idea!). I'm going to rummage through my old
cross stich books and see if there is a simple design to copy.

Mary Lou

 
 
 

patterns for cane designs

Post by Kathy Dud » Sun, 09 Jun 1996 04:00:00


There is a lady out of Columbus, Ohio who makes girls/boys/Santas with
amazing "argyle sweaters" calico/striped/flowered dresses, etc.  I asked
her once how she did it and she said she makes the canes like crosstitch
patterns and then does not have to reduce--these designs are so miniscule
that they actually appear to be real fabric-looking pieces.  I should
also mention that a 3 1/2" boy or girl or Santa will go from $25 to $40--
but they are so wonderful she sells and people often buy $400, $500 or
more at a time.  Mamadude

 
 
 

patterns for cane designs

Post by SHANEANG » Sun, 09 Jun 1996 04:00:00


I think it is a great idea! You could use cross stitch patterns too. If
you took a simple pattern (not too many colors) and mix the colors
according to the floss or color chart provided with the pattern. Press
each color through the clay gun to give you a strand of color and build
the cane from the strands. Oh man.................this sounds like fun. I
have to try this. Thanks Mary Lou!

Shane

 
 
 

patterns for cane designs

Post by Balestrer » Tue, 11 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> little square? Well,...why can't you transfer that technique to doing cane
> designs for polyclay? So, instead of putting together differnt shapes of
> color to make you pattern, you put together little square canes of
> different colors according to the pattern chart.

There's a design in Creative Clay Jewelry (Leslie Dierks). It's by Tamela
Wells Laity and it's an interlocking circles pattern, and that's how she
did it. Made 100 square logs of color and then stacked them up, counted
cross stitch (or needlepoint)-like to create the intertwined circles. I
thought it was a clever idea too.

The people who do the Famous Tiger Cane I think did it that way, at least
it has sort of a Ben Day dots look to it.

Have fun camping and dreaming! Sue B

 
 
 

patterns for cane designs

Post by Dan Bjorklu » Tue, 11 Jun 1996 04:00:00



:Press each color through the clay gun to give you a strand of color
:and build the cane from the strands.

:Shane

Can somebody please tell me what this clay gun is and where one can find it?

TIA
Dan

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patterns for cane designs

Post by Kirsty Darbyshir » Wed, 12 Jun 1996 04:00:00



[stuff about using cross stitch patterns to make canes]

i've thought about doing this too, but i haven't been brave enough to
attempt it.  i made a cane that looks like a knot/chain link design i
found in the "creative polymer clay jewllery" book.  that needed 100
square logs, which was quite enough work without fancy tools, but it
worked pretty well even though i didn't take very much care over it.  

i think cross stich patterns would be a bit adventurous[1] for me but
i'm going to try some patchwork quilt design canes, i think they could
turn out quite well.

kirsty
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