Turn the Skinner Blend on Its Side


This Sunday’s guest artist is our very own Lisa Clarke. Lisa is a very talented caner (among other things), and will be showing us how to turn the Skinner blend on its ear. Er, I mean, side. (Skinner blends don’t usually have ears.) Here’s what she’s got planned for us:

Skinner blends are ubiquitous in millefiori, and are valuable tools for adding the illusion of depth to a cane slice. But what if we were to use a Skinner blend in another way? By turning the blend on its side, we can take an exceedingly simple design, repeat it in all of the colors of the rainbow, and stack them together to make a complex repeating cane. It is especially well-suited to simplifying plaid canes.
I will demonstrate a Triangle Cane, a Plaid Cane, and more complicated surprise cane.

If you’re looking for some good info on caning, this meeting is not to be missed. However, it is members only….so click here to join us, if you haven’t already.

Hope to see you there!

terri, deputy to the deputy blogger

One comment

  1. Lately, I’ve been following Dora’s Explorations Blog and her polymer clay cane experiments. She seems to enjoy the complicated canes and I understand the challenge.

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