Volume 3, Issue 11
|Peacock Feather Cane
By Jean Sheppard
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Create a Skinner Blend with Color D and Color E using the thickest setting on your pasta machine.
Roll the Skinner blend sheet into a log, with the darker color on your left and the lighter color on your right.
Shorten the log into a plug.
Flatten the plug into a block shape and...
|...give it a quarter turn to place the dark side away from you and the light side toward you as shown above. Stretch the cane out by grabbing the right and left sides and pulling them apart so you end up with a l-o-n-g rectangle|
Run Color F through the pasta machine on the thickest setting and make it fit the length of the rectangle.
Pinch one end of the rectangle... Feed it through your pasta machine on the thickest setting making a very, very l-o-n-g ribbon and then cut into several 2 to 3 inch pieces.
Lay one piece, Skinner blend side down, on your work surface. Put second piece next to the first with the dark EDGE on your work surface next to the dark end of the first piece. This will give you an "L" shape. Butt the base of the piece standing on end up against the piece flat on the work surface.
Leaving the edge touching your work surface, fold the second piece over on top of the first piece. Continue adding pieces, always with the dark edge on your worksurface, and folding it over on top of the previous pieces.
Keep adding pieces until you've got them all stacked together.
Your cane should now look like this picture if you flip it on its side.
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