Please note that there are materials for this workshop that you are required to bring.
STUDENTS TO PROVIDE:
28 qt. plastic container, measuring 23" x 17" x 6"
Notebook and Pen
Sharpie, fine point
Apron or Smock
1 bag of newspapers, no advertising
6 yards cotton and/or silk* in white or pastels
2-4 silk scarves 8 x 54 or 11 x 60 inches maximum*
www.testfabrics.com, 570-603-0432, mercerized cotton broadcloth
www.dharmatrading.com, 800-542-5227, mercerized cotton print cloth and alum
www.thaisilks.com, 800-722-7455 or 650-948-8611, haboti, crepe de chine and charmeuse silk
www.prochemical.com, 800-2BUY DYE, alum
www.earthguild.com, 800-327-8448, alum
* Fabric must be alummed in advance. It is best if cotton is prepared for dyeing (PFD) as the sources listed. Good quality quilting fabrics also work.
Please DO NOT use muslin.
1. Pre-wash the cotton.
2. Wearing latex or neoprene gloves and a dust mask add 1/2 cup alum powder in 2 gallons of warm water and dissolve.
3. Put the fabric in the alum solution and soak until the fabric is completely wet.
4. Gently squeeze out the fabric and hang to dry.