The Afghan Cane consists of sixteen polymer clay “granny squares” assembled in a grid, much like a crocheted afghan would be. Unlike the crocheted version, though, 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!
If you are comfortable with the Skinner blend technique and can reduce and re-assemble millefiori canes, you can do this project.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
5 packages of clay (black, white, and three colors)
optional cutters and extruder
How to choose colors that will look nice together and provide the necessary contrast
How to make a partial blend
Anatomy of a crocheted granny square
How to build a polymer cane that mimics the look of a granny square, and re-assemble it to create a 16-square “afghan”
Ideas for varying the look of the afghan through borders or different color choices
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