Unlike the crocheted version of a granny square afghan, 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!
The project is geared towards those with some experience in the millefiori technique. If you have these skills:
- Skinner Blend
- Assembling Canes
- Reducing Canes
then you can do this.
- Preparing the blends
- Making the cane components
- Building the cane
- Reducing and re-assembling the cane
- How to choose appropriate colors
- Granny square anatomy
- The theory behind this unconventional use of a Skinner blend
- Resources to help you learn more
Tools and Materials
You will need one package each of three main colors. I used Sculpey III in:
Feel free to substitute your own favorite colors. Try to choose fairly vibrant colors, as all of the color-mixing we will be doing will tone them down somewhat.
You will also need a package of White and a package of Black.
- Work surface, such as a marble tile, ceramic tile, or plexiglass.
- Pasta machine
- Clay blade
- 1.75-inch square cutter (optional)
- Clay extruder (optional)