Did you know you can use leftover checkerboard canes to make an Ikat cane. This technique creates more distinct lines than the basic Ikat, and produces something beautiful from your scraps.
This technique is by no means exact, so it’s a great way to use up those checkerboards that just didn’t turn out all that great. The one I’m showing today is very simple, but I plan to do a more complex one in the future involving Skinner Blends.
If you haven't made a Checkerboard Cane before, watch the tutorial listed in the suggested links box below the video before you watch this one.
If you need more information on reducing your canes, take a look at my reducing polymer clay canes tutorial, where I show how to reduce round, square, triangular and hexagonal canes correctly.
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