Kathy Hays may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are supply questions.
A ball of twine or heavy cotton string to wrap bundles. This needs to be strong enough that you can’t break it when pulling tightly. Butcher string works very well.
2 rectangular containers to hold your iron water solution and hydrate plants. Shoe box size from a Dollar Store work well.
2-3 Hand towels, old studio towels work well.
Plastic wrap – “Seal Wrap” is the brand I prefer. It has a zipper for cutting. It can be purchased via Amazon or at Publix locally.
Spray bottle to hold vinegar water. 6 -10 ounces is a good size.
3-4 contractor grade plastic bags
Notebook with pen or pencil for note taking
Rubber gloves like for household cleaning for wrapping twine and dipping in indigo
Scissors to cut fabric and paper (two types)
A camera to record your layout and compare with results.
Apron and studio clothing
Large zip lock bags to take home wet fabrics
Dry onion skins, red and yellow. Go to grocery store and ‘clean’ their bins. The skins fall in the bins all the time, and you just gather whatever you can.
Fabric: Purchase from DharmaTrading.com
Please launder all fabrics with neutral ph soap before arriving. Synthrapol works well. Wool fabrics should be air dryed and not placed in a dryer.
· Silk Habotai, 4-8 mm 2 yards,
· Silk Habotai scarves 4- 8 mm 4 -5 scarves of varying length and width. I will have some scarves available if you like additional.
· Raw Silk (Noil) This is the best fabric to make clothing and there is a lot of success with this fabric. 2-3 yards
· Crepe De Chine scarves. 14” x 72” is very nice to wear We will print a scarf at least two - 8mm to 12mm
You may bring other protein fabrics in addition to the ones I have suggested. If you have a small piece of wool it is nice to make a sample with that fabric to see the difference with silk.
Supply fee is $35 payable to the instructor.