21 Sep 2013

Knitted Polymer Clay

Knitted Kitty with polymer clay "yarn" by marusic.
     As mentioned in the previous blog post I am enjoying and working on new accessories with faux knitted detail. Still don't have a single finished piece but many in the process. It will be another while until they are ready but it doesn't stop me to write a little blog post about this technique.
 
     Last year I spotted beautiful knitted bangle by Claire Wallis and her simple tutorial. I knew straight away that I definitely want to try this technique. I didn't have clay extruder (see below) then and it took a while to make the clay treads by hand but as I was just making couple small things it wasn't that bad. This year I had extruder available and I could make multiple clay threads easily.
 
     Before I started to create I wanted to find out what has been knitted before and I could not to not include some of my wonderful finds in this post . Very common and eye - catching is to use faux knitting for decorative items, for example, seasonal decorations, figurines, photo frames, mirrors, coasters and I'm sure there is more. Very pretty looks buttons with faux knitted effect.
Knitted Pear Angela Barenholtz, Polymer Clay Mascs Sari Lin, Christmas Bauble Michelle Shrimpton, Frame Lucy Stuncova.
Russian's Maria Belkomor work and necklace details in the photos Here.


More work from ya-tomka can be found Here.
     I really like the bangles with faux knitted effect. Also earrings and rings have nice feel. Brooches are another great accessory. It is the texture that catches my eye and it looks so cosy and warm. I think it would just look prefect with simple jersey top or dress.
 
Enjoy your weekend and next week I will be back with my finished pieces and Monthly Challenge post.
 
Liga

6 comments:

  1. I thought they were actually knitted! Lovely inspiration pictures Liga.

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    1. Thanks Maria, I like traditional knitting as well but this knitting is great fun too.

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  2. Me too Liga...as Maria I was thinking before to read your explanations that the knitted braçelets are really nice design with wool ..lol
    I find it an elaborated process and very creative Liga, thanks for the Tuto, , I had not idea about that !

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    1. Surprise, surprise Margarita! :) I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog.

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  3. Great blog, I will come here again!

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  4. Dublin House wow they are very nice ,especially the pears ,very cute . thanx a lot Liga .

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