HERRINGBONE PATTERNS

Herringbone patterns are versatile patterns you can quickly create with a little patience.

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Follow these simple steps.

Place any striped or patterned loaf on the table with the side you want to see the pattern on FACING UP. This works best on a longer loaf.

herringbone position

Then you slice off the end at an angle of your choice.

choose an angle herringbone
Herringbone slant cut


Then lift this piece and move it across the top of the loaf to the opposite flat end of the loaf  - without turning it - just tap it into place on the end with the colors matching. You might need a light spritz of water to attach it.

add wedge herringboneAdd and tap herringbone

Place that freshly cut side down on the table and cut slices between your two measured rulers.


Find a way to hold the loaf up at the angle you want while cutting it.

I often end up using my chin or a roller to hold it in place.








Slip or no slip herringbone


Flip alternate slices to make your pattern.



You can put slip between the slices to join them or thin slices of clay for a different design.

Sides together HerringboneHerringbone sample

It is a very versatile pattern as you can see below.

progress






2 blue fish


2 leaves
2 red leaves


red H


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Herring options

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