I love all kinds of tartan plaids, especially the ones in rich colors so I've been experimenting with different ways of imitating this warm fabric in my clay.
Here are several online tutorials I've come across on the internet:
Plaid Cane by Polymer Clay Express
School Spirit Cane by Lisa Clarke at Polka Dot Creations
Violet Tartan Plaid Cane by Kro K Do (in french)
Plaid Cane by Dora's Explorations
I decided to give Dora's cane tutorial a try and I must say I am impressed with how she worked this complicated type of cane out. I followed her instructions choosing peridot green, olive green and dark red as my three colors. I really love how it turned out but I found the colors came out a little darker after baking than what I was aiming for. I also have to agree with Dora that it is very difficult to keep the lines straight while reducing the cane. I have an idea I want to try for my next attempt and will keep you posted.