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Archive for March 25th, 2006

Polymer at Rae’s & FFFooties Tomorrow at T-Bear

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

polymerLast Sunday, I taught Polymer Clay Buttons & Beads at Rae’s Yarn Boutique. Finally I’ve taken the time to process the photos from this wonderfully creative day!

First you see a “Mokume Gane” block made by Yvonne, and behind it some wonderful rolled beads (similar to paper rolled beads) she made with her clay.

polymerAfter that you see Joanne’s beads and buttons, made from a “lace cane” and a faux-ivory/woodgrain technique.

polymerNext is Deborah’s sunshine-colored buttons, also with lace cane.

polymerAnd last but not least you see Mary Ann putting a hole in her rainbow-colored button, using a woodgrain/Mokume Gane technique to make the swirls.

polymerBut then this week I got a surprise email from Mary Ann. She used a lace cane technique to make this necklace, using the same colors. I’m sure she will wear this necklace with a smile on her face!

I’ve always said there is no way to have a bad polymer clay class. It’s an amazing technique. It’s easy to make something you really like the first day, yet it has so much potential that it can keep you entranced for a decade without boredom. You can sand it, seal it, paint it, glue it (assuming you know which paints/seals/glues will work on this unusual plastic material). You can drill it. You can add parts and bake it again. It’s amazing stuff!!! And my students once again proved just that.

Sunday Class
For anyone in Lansing tuning in on Saturday here, looking for Fast Florida Footiessomething fun to do on Sunday… I’m teaching Fast Florida Footies at Threadbear from noon to 4pm. You need the pattern and a ball or two of very affordable cotton/lycra yarn (Cascade Fixation) which are both available at the shop. You bring needles (Double Points, usually size 2 or 3 but bring anything size 2-5 in case you need to adjust gauge) and we’re off and running! Feel free to register when you get there, I always bring a few extra supplies for last-minute students.

The Fast Florida Footies (FFF) are my most popular pattern by leaps and bounds. Knitting them is truly a comfy and fun quick project. The pattern comes in infant 0 to ladies’ large, so it will be one you can use many times. You won’t finish a whole footie in class unless you decide to do one of the baby sizes, but you’ll learn what you need to finish a pair.

Photo: Fast Florida Footie in size zero. Too cute, huh?