Using a palate of compatible colors, participants made several simple canes: Skinner blend bull's eye, regular bull's eye, pinwheel and wedge canes. These canes were combined into a larger conglomerate cane, such as the one pictured to the right.
This core cane was then formed into a triangle and reduced. Cut and recombined, the cane became different 6 sided and square canes, pictured at the left.
This is a great activity, and allows you to work on color, form and design all at one time.
Many of you have probably approached canes in this manner. I never tire of this process. The end results are always lovely and often unexpected.
Here is another example showing the initial "core" made of a variety of simple canes, some hexagonal canes and a square cane made after reducing the core,and finally a photo of some mobius and triangle beads made from one of the hexagonal canes.
One more set in another color-way. Then I need to get busy, making beads and other things from these canes!