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Weave Cane

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I’m checking in from the Clayathon.  I made it here in one piece yesterday afternoon, and after about an hour of dithering about, wondering what I should make first, I dove into shawl pins, buttons, and barrettes in two patterns: Grayscale Weave and Swamp Weave.  (Those are the barrettes up there.  The green one got a little toasted in the oven, but I plan on keeping it for myself and don’t really mind the extra browning and speckles.)

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Anyway, this got me thinking that maybe you haven’t seen the instructions I wrote up several years ago on how to make my woven pattern.  You know how old content can get buried sometimes.  So here is a link to the tutorial. It’s a complex cane, and it takes a bit of effort, but the effects are well worth it (particularly if you have more patience than  I do, and can let your cane rest a bit before reducing – my final cane in the example is a little wonky).

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Today I’ve already made sets of shawl pins, buttons, and barrettes in twelve patterns (wait, twelve? can that be right? hmm, I think it is. guess I’ve been busy!) and this evening I’ll spend some time sanding and buffing the lot.  I’ve learned that if I don’t do those finishing steps right away, they may never get done.  I still have a box of un-sanded bits and pieces from last year’s clayathon!

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6 thoughts on “Weave Cane

  1. this pattern looks great!
    greetings – gudrun

  2. I love the weave… it’s a big step up from the basic basketweave I teach in my classes lol.

    And I hear you about the finishing steps – my production for work stuff gets popped in the queue and gets done on a regular basis but stuff for personal or work but not soon stuff tends to sit. and sit. and sit.

  3. Ooooh what fun! I have not yet made it to a polymer clay gathering – it’s definitely something I would *love* to do!

  4. I love how cool your clay work looks.

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