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Topic: polymer clay reverse stocking stitch Tutorial  (Read 13907 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011 09:30:03 AM »

This looks really fantastic!!  Thanks for the tute.  (I'm sure lots of knitters, etc will be interested in this once they see it too Grin. )

I have a couple of questions:
...in step 5 where you flatten the bottom of the first row of loops, do you also trim that set of loops along the bottom of the flattened area before adding the next row of loops on top...or won't that matter much?
...is there any reason you couldn't just accordion-loop each row of loops, then trim them all the same height afterward with one long cut, instead of cutting each length of loop separately?

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011 10:06:48 AM »

This looks really fantastic!!  Thanks for the tute.  (I'm sure lots of knitters, etc will be interested in this once they see it too Grin. )

I have a couple of questions:
...in step 5 where you flatten the bottom of the first row of loops, do you also trim that set of loops along the bottom of the flattened area before adding the next row of loops on top...or won't that matter much?
...is there any reason you couldn't just accordion-loop each row of loops, then trim them all the same height afterward with one long cut, instead of cutting each length of loop separately?

Diane B.

thanks Smiley
*facepalm*  cutting accordion loops instead of creating individual ones would have been so much quicker. the process itself its fairly simple just time consuming Undecided

depending on the length of the loops 'tail' you can either trim then flatten or simply flatten. slightly shorter ones will be easier to roll flat than very long ones Smiley
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McJulie-O
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2011 12:12:43 PM »

Breathtaking! It boggles the brain so much that even the tute amazes me...
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2011 12:35:21 PM »

I'm not a knitter but I really love this! Thanks for the link to the bigger pictures too, that helped a lot.
I think the heart and bracelet are amazing too, but I have no clue how you did them. Do you have a tutorial for those 'stitches' as well?
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BrittanyVictory
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2011 06:55:47 PM »

what a gorgeous, gorgeous technique.
i love it!
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2011 10:03:17 PM »

I'm not a knitter but I really love this! Thanks for the link to the bigger pictures too, that helped a lot.
I think the heart and bracelet are amazing too, but I have no clue how you did them. Do you have a tutorial for those 'stitches' as well?

thank you Smiley
the background is the reverse stocking stitch shown in this tute. i posted a knitted tute awhile ago for the cable stitches http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367662.0 though leaving the loop at the top would probably be unnecessary  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2011 10:53:58 PM »

Oh cool! Thank you very much - now I want to buy an extruder.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2011 08:47:18 AM »

Oh YES, the link with bigger pictures helped a LOT!  This, along with the other, are great tutorials.  I am always telling my crafter friend what novel and new ideas I have seen come through craftster, and I showed her your posts with the knitting and she was baffled at how much it looked like knitting and then impressed with the explanation.  She has a very limited style when it comes to jewelry and she also thought the bracelet was very classy. 

She sees my claying all the time and is very honest when it comes to 'imperfections'.  I've looked at the pictures for the tutorial and end product quite a few times now, and I haven't seen the distortion.  Sure, it might be easier to apply the technique to the cuff to minimize distortion, and making an accordion loop may be more time efficient than the small loops, but lets face it,.....  all of that are just great excuses to do this all over again, apply it to something else, different colors, etc.   Grin  Thanks again for sharing the process.  I always get so excited to see new techniques I never fathomed before and this is one of those times I just want to stop all the busy, get my clay out and experiment a little.
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MissMalaprop
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2011 09:40:49 AM »

The "knitted" cuff bracelet is beautiful! I have a friend who does really nice work with polymer clay and I'm always amazed by people like her and yourself who are able to do such cool things with this medium. You guys make me want to go get some clay and start sculpting!
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annoyinglittlegirl
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2011 02:17:37 PM »

Posts like this make me really want to try using polymer clay... I would totally buy that bangle, it looks awesome! Thank you for the tutorial, in a few years when I am an expert I'll definitely give it a go Wink
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