Thursday, November 28, 2013

My favorite custom sculpting tool: Knitting Needles

Hello! It's Susan from with a tool tip for you. Almost all of my favorite sculpting tools are items from my craft stash, kitchen, and bathroom re-purposed for sculpting. One of my go to tools - Knitting Needles!

Knitting Needles are lightweight, smooth all the way around (no seams), clean up easily, and have a nice round points for details. With the smaller needles, I typically use them as they come. The bigger ones get a little customization. First I cut them somewhere around three quarters of the way with a K&S  tube cutter.

I find them to be a little on the lightweight side. Since they are hollow, I fill them about 3/4 of the way with whatever I have around the house. This one happens to be filled with some old seed beads I'm not using anymore. You could use anything non-perishable, rice, clay, sand, etc. I topped it off with hot glue and it is ready to use!

Typically, I'm function over form with tools and hot glue top would be A-OK. Now that I look it and I know how light weight Creative Paperclay ® Modeling Material is - I think I might have a small project on my list! A Mario Mushroom topper perhaps? What would you put on your customized knitting needle?

Thanks for reading today! I'll be back in December with a new project and another sculpting tip for you. In the meantime, stop by my place, to see what else I'm up to!


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Charmed Confections said...

Hi Susan! Great tips on using knitting needles for sculpting. I hope the followers here try them out. They are perfect! Hugs, LeeAnn

Diane said...

you are clever :) I like the idea of knitting needles for sculpting.
and yes, how cute it would be to customize your sculpting tools with clay.
Thanks for the great tip :)