You will need to bring the following materials/supplies to the workshop:
- Solid (unprinted)Yardage for eco-printing (1/2 yard each of whatever your want to try) – White quilting cotton or cotton muslin, handkerchief or medium weight linen, cotton-linen mix, etc
- Hand Sewing Needles – embroidery sharps, chenille or Sashiko/Sachico needles (varied medium eye sizes)
- Your Favorite Threads – Quilting threads, Embroidery floss, Perle cotton threads, etc, that can be easily needle threaded in colors of your choice
- Embellishments in colors that bring you joy – yarn, ribbon, beads, laces, a variety of fabric scraps and findings like buttons, snaps, etc.
- Apron, clothes and shoes you can dye in
- Optional Plant material: you are welcome to bring wilted flowers, clippings from your garden, fruit or veggie skins (onions, avocado, pomegranate, etc) to experiment with in your eco-dye bundles.
- Optional Imagery: color printed or photocopied photos on printer/text paper
- Sports bottle for drinking water
Note: Our kitchen dyes and foraged materials will yield sometimes predictable or unpredictable colors depending on water quality, mordants and season. Be prepared for play and improvisation.
Books: (These are popular ones likely available through the local library. Any mixed-media textile books will probably provide inspiration.)
- Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art by Claire Wellesley-Smith
- Stitch Stories: Personal Places, Spaces And Traces In Textile Art by Cas Holmes
Online Articles/Blog Posts:
Youtube Videos: There are many (just search slow stitching), but this one is recommended:
• Slow stitching, I show you what it is & how to do it! Great mindful stitching for beginners & pros! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nbr9zZizC8