Upcoming Workshop at the Artway …

cabinI will be teaching “Textile Inspirations in Polymer Clay- Stripe Blends Gone Wild” this summer –  Saturday August 22nd and Sunday 23rd- at the Artway  in Damascus, Maryland. To register 800 844 0138



More detail here




Textile Inspirations in Polymer Clay/Stripe Blends gone Wild


Two day workshop- all levels either


Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd, 2009 10 am-4:00pm


Supply List below


Workshop fee= $150




Join Lindly Haunani, a nationally recognized colorist for a fun and illuminating weekend workshop. While you may know just what colors you like, exactly how to mix them (or not), using them in harmonious combinations can be challenging. Learn how to add harmony to your work with increased color confidence while learning valuable bench tricks and techniques for working with polymer clay.


 You will learn strategies for designing and mixing cohesive color schemes, including how to choose a level of saturation within your comfort zone. You will learn the secret to making successful “skinny” stripe blends that will be used to make nine different laminated textile patterns including the popular Log Cabin Quilt design, Spirals, Seminole Patchwork, Bargello and a variation of a Nine Patch quilting design.  In addition to having fun, you will leave with a series of wearable color samples/brooches. You will increase your awareness of how appropriate color choices and contrasts can add impact to your work.


See how the three properties of color: value, hue and saturation dazzle and change when proportion, juxtaposition and surface are consciously adjusted. Ask questions, be ready to laugh and increase your color confidence.


About Lindly


Lindly Haunani has over eighteen years of experience as a polymer clay workshop leader. Her work has appeared in over fifty Invitational and juried shows. She is a 2009 Niche award winner for fashion jewelry design and a finalist in polymer clay.   Lindly is one of the founding members of the National Polymer Clay Guild and has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburg, PA.


…and finally! After years of collaboration, she has co-authored a book with Maggie Maggio = Polymer Clay Color Inspirations: techniques and projects for creating successful palettes – scheduled release date= August 2009 .



When not fantasizing about being a food stylist, a stand-up comic or a fabric designer…she can be found traveling around the country to teach workshops while belly laughing. She is best known for her sensitive use of color and gentle and empowering teaching style.




You may find a link to one of my students work, Rita Simms = pieces she made during this workshop and the week after…




There are class pictures from this workshop in action, in NYC at




Additional information and pictures may be found on my blog lindly.wordpress.com or lindlyhaunani.com


Supply List


A polymer clay work surface

A pasta machine (prefer six inch model if you have both sizes)

Cutting blade

A selection of clay cutters (If you already own them) circles, hearts, ovals and/or squares

 A selection of findings = dozen pin backs, six head pins, six ear wires and barrette backs (if you or someone on your gift list has long hair)




Choose the brand you already use (if you don’t have a preference then I would recommend Preemo) – FIMO Classic, Kato Clay or Preemo (Sculpey three, FIMO soft and Cernit are NOT recommended.


Chose one combination from the following list

Bright Vibrant Purples


2 oz, Fuchsia or Magenta

4 oz, Cadmium Yellow

2 oz, Ultramarine blue

2 oz, White

2oz. Black

1lb of scrap (If you don’t have “scrap” – bring black or perhaps a brick of a color that you have on hand


The Crayola Primaries


2 oz, Red or Cadmium red  or 1 ounce cadmium red mixed with 1 ounce Fuchsia

4 oz. Yellow cadmium or zinc

2 oz, Cobalt Blue

2 oz. White

2 oz. Black

1lb of scrap (If you don’t have “scrap” – bring black or perhaps a brick of a color that you have on hand


Softer Colors


2 oz, Fuchsia or Magenta

4 Oz. Yellow cadmium or zinc or a combination of the two

2 oz, Turquoise

2 oz, white

2oz, black

1lb of scrap (If you don’t have “scrap” – bring black or perhaps a brick of a color that you have on hand




2 oz, Red Pearl

2 oz, Yellow

2 oz, gold

2 oz, Blue pearl

2 oz, white pearl

2 oz, black

1lb of scrap (If you don’t have “scrap” – bring black or perhaps a brick of a color that you have on hand


NOTE: Please take the time to condition your clay and sheet it out on the thickest setting of your pasta machine, not only does this save time in class…it allows you much more time to explore all the different variations of the textile Inspirations that will be presented. It sounds like “lots” of scrap clay- this will be used to maximize your skinny skinners and backing sheets for your completed pieces.


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