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Old 2011-09-04, 4:10pm
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Originally Posted by Pia Kaven View Post
Originally filigrana was made for glass blowing, you are supposed to cut it into same legth of canes, and place is on a kiln washed metal plate in a desired pattern and warm it up in the gloryhole, you will get stripes in your piece. Take it out occasionally to tighten it up, so you wont have any gaps between the canes for air to leak out, and finally wrap it around the maria on the pipe. With jacks cut the tip, and back to the cloryhole to blow something out of it.
But that was just the original way of using it... the earlier comments about pulling it first to stringer is the ultimate adaptation to the lampworking! This way you will get thin stringer work without the color bleeding and spreading, since it has already been encased. It has also kinda cool look to it, since it looks more like a vine than just a line. The encasing gives it a look, like it would be floating on the glass. Just go for it, you might just fall in love with filigrana!
Just watched an episode of How It's Made that showed some Canadian glassblowers making and using Filigrana & Latticino. Pretty cool.
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