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Topic: polymer clay reverse stocking stitch Tutorial  (Read 15736 times)
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« on: January 10, 2011 10:14:58 PM »



i hope the photos make this easier to follow.

step one: extrude strands of the desired thickness in your chosen colour and cut lengths of about 2.5 cm with a craft knife or a tissue blade.

step 2: take one of the cut lengths and push the ends together to form a loop. repeat.
           group the loops together as shown.

step 3: take a length of extruded clay and lay it across the group of loops as shown.

step 4: using the back of the blade deeply indent the clay making sure the indents are aligned with the centre of the loop.

step 5: i flatten the tails of the loops with a cocktail stick. this ensures each line of loops will lie reasonably flat. if you are making long lines you will need to do
           this bit at a time. be carfull you dont mark the 'stitches' with your fingers/nails as you roll the cocktail stick.  
          
          repeat steps 1 to 5

step 6: place one line of stitches overlapping the flattened tails of the loops.        

you can use this effect on its own or experiment with knitted cables, plaits etc.

if you have any questions or anything seems unclear please dont hesitate to ask me. for some reason the photos have come out smaller on this site than others Undecided
there is a larger version of this on my deviant art site ( http://originalbunny.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d36x1wf  ) or email/pm and i'l send you a larger version Smiley

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more an experimental piece than anything else. im not entirely happy with it. i wanted give the cuff a curved shape but it was hard to achieve without squashing and distorting the 'stitches'
im think next time it would be easier to create an armature and layer the stitching as i go rather than create a sheet to cover the armature with. i think this would reduce the distortion.
i kept the colour a light cream both the keep the emphasis on the texture of the bangle and to mimic the colour of undyed wool.

    
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011 10:37:57 PM »

That is really cool, I'm impressed with that effect!  I don't follow some of the pictures, but the end results are fab., and I would like to try this sometime.  So, the tut is highly appreciated...  The cuff bracelet doesn't look distorted at all to me, but I can imagine it was hard not to distort it!  I think I am just going to have to get the old extruder out sometime soon and see what I can come up with.  I love love love the cuff, but I think I'll stick with just trying to make the pattern for the time being.  The colors just really make it mimic actual knitting.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011 10:45:41 PM »

I really like this! The bangle is great - I am a sucker for good textures, and this is a very warm, happy texture! Thanks for the tutorial - I am going to bookmark this!  
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011 10:57:36 PM »

Do you bake your clay in the oven or use a heat gun.  I just received a heat gun for my birthday and I'm excited to see if it makes much of a difference.  I love the bangle bracelet, gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011 11:07:01 PM »

Do you bake your clay in the oven or use a heat gun.  I just received a heat gun for my birthday and I'm excited to see if it makes much of a difference.  I love the bangle bracelet, gorgeous!

thank you Smiley
i confess i've never used a heat gun Embarrassed i've only ever used the oven.

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That is really cool, I'm impressed with that effect!  I don't follow some of the pictures'....

edited first post to include a link. for some reason craftster shrunk my pic.  hopefully the larger version will be more helpful Undecided if you are still unsure please ask Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011 02:51:42 AM »

 Smiley these are real works of art well done and easy to follow tutorial thankyou so much for sharing
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011 05:45:15 AM »

oh wow that seriously looks really awesome. good job!
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011 07:05:37 AM »

Whoa!  That is fantastic!  I am on love with that cuff. It's totally going on my wists!
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2011 08:04:08 AM »

Amazing!  I've been claying for years and I'm still impressed on how much new stuff comes out of everyone Smiley  This is incredible; I can see this as faux purse or box too.

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2011 09:02:32 AM »

I totally understand how you feel not quite 100% about the bracelet, but in my eyes, it looks absolutely awesome. I'd wear it with pride.
It would be interesting to with a metallic colour and then age...knitted metal would be pretty intense I would think.
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