Fabric: 3 yds of washed, dried, untreated, 44-45 “ wide 100% white cotton
(Note: PFD or "prepared for dyeing" fabric is not required but guarantees the best results.)
Cut the fabric in the following manner:
1. Cut two 4 1/2” (1/8 yard) strips across width of fabric.
2. Cut four 9” (1/4 yard) strips across width of fabric.
3. Cut two of the 1/4 yard strips into 9”x9” squares (8-10 squares).
4. Bring the remaining fabric uncut.
Bring a small amount of linen or silk for experimenting (optional).
Thread: Button & Carpet, Craft or Upholstery Thread (stronger than regular sewing thread)
Sewing needles (large enough for above thread), thimble if you use one
Embroidery-sized scissors with pointed blades (not your best) or thread snips
A 12 inch ruler
Small spray bottle
Twine (not heavy weight)
Heavier Crochet Thread (optional)
A bucket for rinsing
Some plastic storage bags (to transport damp fabric)
A trash bag (to cover table)
An old towel
Rubber Gloves (a la Playtex)
Surgical weight rubber gloves
Wear old clothes.
Bring any shibori or tie dye samples you may have to share.
Bring a sample of your work or a project if you'd like to share.
Note: Because of sink limitations and class size, we’ll be using small diameter pipes.
This means pole dyed fabric will be in fairly narrow strips, but will allow us to experiment
with more samples. If I’m driving to the workshop, I will provide the pipes. For long
distance workshops, students should bring two pvc pipes, 1 1/2” in diameter and 24” long.
Outside surface must be smooth and not perforated as well as free of deep scratches.
Materials fee is $10 and includes a silk scarf blank to dye. If you have any questions,
please contact instructor at email@example.com or 617-868-4055. For more
information, see www.carolannegrotrian.com.