Creating complex canes
I decided that I needed a mental challenge, and that’s certainly what I got when following Sarah Shriver’s caning instructions on her DVD. I have not taken it beyond the basics, because I’m in love with the canes as they are. I cannot get myself to cut something like this apart. I had a go with blue, yellow and a touch of orange, I love the blue and yellow in some French farmhouse fabrics.
I learnt that a moment’s laps of concentration can give you a totally different end result. I love her technique, as it is so forgiving, simple and yet complex. I will never cane like a pro, but am ecstatic about the results. I compiled my scraps on the left and it love the stained glass look – too pretty to mush up. Now need to practice not to stuff things up again. I just love how the more distorted the initial can the more complex and intriguing the result is. Below is the more controlled complex cane – I miss the wavy lines.