The Retro Cane has been around for some time, but there are tricks to making it really pop. Learn how to build a Retro Cane with great contrast in colors you love.Read More: Constructing Successful Retro Canes
I’ll bet my polymer clay friends thought I might never get around to saying this again, but here I go: I have a new tutorial available!Read More: The Jubilee Cane
New patterns for custom-made crochet hooks and seam rippers! The shop will be opening this week.Read More: Sneak Peek
I know that many of you are here because of your interest in the yarny or fabricky things I do, and that sometimes when I talk about my work in polymer, you might not really get what I’m saying. It’s ok. Every craft has its lingo, and sometimes you just need somebody to clarify a […]Read More: What do I mean by Millefiori Canes?
I love it when a customer gives me creative license. As in, “I’d like a set of six crochet hooks, but you can choose the handle patterns, heavy on the Retro look.” It’s fun for me to paw through my several hundred raw millefiori canes and dig out the ones that with coordinate nicely with […]Read More: An ode to extrusions
I am happy to report that the Afghan Cane tutorial is complete! It took dozens of photos, and fourteen PDF pages, but it’s finally done and ready for you in the download shop. The afghan is an intermediate level cane. It takes advantage of several partial blends and uses them in a non-traditional way, allowing […]Read More: The Afghan Cane
After gushing so excitedly about granny squares and clay last weekend, you’d think I’d have gone millefiori crazy, made a small pile of afghan canes, written up a fabulous tutorial, put it up for sale in the download shop, and then hopped up and down yelling, “go check it out! you’ll love it! you’ll learn […]Read More: Redirecting my efforts
Before I picked up a hook for the first time, I considered crocheting to be a craft most closely related to knitting. After all, you often hear the words “knit” and “crochet” in the same breath. But it didn’t take me long to realize that, for me, crochet is more like polymer clay work than […]Read More: Crochet: like portable polymer clay. sort of.
It’s time for another Polka Dot Download! How about a little something in clay this time? Through the Plaid Shawl Pin Tutorial, you will learn how to make a deceptively simple plaid-patterned cane and then use it in the construction of a shawl pin like this one. (Be sure to have a look here, if […]Read More: Plaid Shawl Pin Tutorial + giveaway winner
I realized yesterday that I hadn’t made a millefiori cane since January. January! How did that happen? longest. dry spell. ever. So you know that small counter space I cleaned off yesterday? Well, I filled it up with clay paraphernalia. And I made myself a plaid cane using colors that I thought would complement my […]Read More: Plaid shawl pin giveaway