UK’s Claire Wallis offers a “tada!” of her own with this knitted polymer cuff bracelet. She says that faux knitting was an experiment which she shares in a short visual tutorial on Flickr. My eyes had a hard time believing what I was seeing.
Claire used light cream colored polymer to keep the focus on texture in this piece. Imagine the possibilities that colored “yarn” would add.
Christine Damm ,
It’s amazing how small steps equal complex design! The tutorial really lays it out. Thanks, Cynthia!
Anita Brandon ,
WOW, what a fantastic idea and so well executed it boggles the mind. Looks BETTER than much real hand knitting. Seems like the possibilities with PC are ended. How generous of Claire to share her idea in a tute!
OMG! How cool is that! I am going to that tut right now. Hmm. Wonder if you can crochet with clay!
Delightful. It looks like her creativity is also matched by elegant craftsmanship. Marie Segal is also a polymer knitting pioneer. Search “Marie Segal” on flickr to see more knitting with polymer.
Holy cow! I wrote that last comment, then visited Claire’s tutorial. She isn’t knitting — she’s creating a faux knit. Now I need to put CRAFTSMANSHIP in all caps. That she pulled off the symmetry row after row … astonishing.
Jance Sears ,
That is just amazing! I was expecting an article about knitting, but her idea of achieving the appearance of knitting is even more fascinating.
Melanie J. Pierce ,
Claire, This piece totally blows me away….it seems like every time I turn around something, or should I say someone does something new with this medium…This is a perfect example! Kudo’s to you!…. 🙂
I think it may have just been proven that there’s almost no material that polymer clay can’t mimic!
HOW INGENIOUS!!!! Now make molds to sale to those of us who lack the patience to put in the time that this took…I crochet and have made molds from my completed works…the molds produce very realistic replicas…I’d buy the molds in a New York Minute…Bravo Lulu !!!
Barbara Briggs ,
I used to own a yarn shop…how cool it would have been to have polymer clay “knit” cuffs then. What a great technique!
being featured on PCD has really made my day! : )
This is fantastic, I am definitely going to have to try this
Susan O'Neill ,
Just amazing!!! (I initially thought that this WAS knitted, then maybe stabilized with TLS.) The patience involved for any sizable area boggles my mind…can you imagine doing some cables?
Cynthia Becker ,
Oh, this is better than knitting; no chance of dropping stitches! Thank you for sharing with a tutorial, Claire.
What beautiful work!
Sandra Tan ,
Wow! What a great tutorial, Claire! Thanks for sharing. Now I’m inspired to experiment with faux knitting myself.
Carol Blackburn ,
Totally convincing. I was fooled! Good to see another Brit featured here. Hope you come to one of our London clay days. http://www.lpcg.co.uk
OMG. That is so real – its spooky. Reminds me of one of those reborn babies…you can’t be absolutely sure they are not genuine…lol.
What a clever tutorial – I’m super impressed.
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Claire this is a really wonderful idea and thank you for sharing it. I love fiber techniques with extruded clay and I have explored some of them but would have never thought of this approach to knitting! I love your work! Nan