Color Mixing for Dyers

Carol Soderlund | September 24-28, 2012

SUPPLY LIST (Please label your own supplies)

• Fabric:
5 yards of fabric for further dye explorations before dyeing to create textures. PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabric recommended. In addition to cotton, you may bring some silk, rayon, linen or tencel. > Email Carol if you would like a more detailed explanation of pfd fabrics and where to purchase them. Note to weavers: It is fine if you would like to bring some skeined yarns for dyeing: cotton, linen, rayon, tencel, or silk.
• Optional: samples of your dyed fabric and/or photos of your work

• General supplies:
• Notebook for notetaking
• Pen and pencil
• Two three-ring binders, one 1 1/2” thick, and one 1/2” thick
• 100 CLEAR page protectors, Buy in bulk at office supply store: do not buy those that have holes through the main section of the page protector. You want the ones with holes through the a band on the margin.
• Scotch Double Sided Tape - 1/2” wide, enough to total 100 yards of tape
• Masking tape
• 30 long (#10) envelopes
• Stapler plus extra staples
• 20 rubber bands
• Sharpie (permanent marker)
• Calculator
• iPod and headphones if you like to work to music
• Color wheel (optional - you might like one as reference if you have one)

• Cutting tools:
• Two small pair scissors - one for paper and one for fabric
• Rotary cutter - bring a fresh straight blade as you will cut through numerous layers at once. The large (60 mm) cutters work the best for this. The 45 mm cutters can work but you must have arm strength.
• Rotary cutting mat - 11” x 17” or larger
• Quilter’s Plexiglas ruler - 6” x 12” is suggested size. Must be at least 12” long.
• Optional: June Tailor Shape Cut ruler - the large size. This is particularly good for weavers and those inexperienced in rotary cutting. Sign up for JoAnn’s newsletters and they will send you 40% off coupons. The Shape Cut Ruler WILL NOT WORK for this class unless you have the 60 mm cutter, because of the number of layers we cut.
• Optional: bed risers for raising tables for cutting

• Other items:
• Iron and ironing pad, or old terry towel (if you are driving)
• Adhesive lint roller - from the dollar store
• Rubber gloves - both the loose dishwashing kind that extend up the arm, and the close-fitting latex or nitrile kind
• One roll paper towels, and one old towel for wiping spills (if you are driving)
• Two 5 gallon buckets (if you are driving)
• One large strong plastic spoon - at least 12” long, straight, not bent, are better
• One box one gallon Ziploc bags
• Two kitchen trash bags (to carry wet fabric)
• Dye mask, if you have one
• Apron or old clothes

• Plastic Containers: If you are flying, these items can be obtained at the grocery store after arriving. Check with me first, because if I am driving, I will try to bring extras
• 15 plastic party cups and 10 plastic picnic spoons - 8 oz. or larger cups
• One plastic orange juice bottle,1.79 L Simply Orange brand (or limeade, etc.)
• One gallon milk jug - rinse all jugs, and be sure to keep the caps!

• The materials fee covers all the dyes and necessary chemicals, more than 100 pages of handouts and swatchbook pages, and all the fabric necessary for the sample book - approximately 7 yards per person.
Carol will bring a variety of other equipment to use in class.

Questions? > Email

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