Fabric: 1 1/2 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 fabric in the following manner & bring to class:
1. Cut 9” (1/4 yard) strips across the fabric’s width (you’ll get 5 for sure,
the 6th may be a bit smaller if prewashing shrank the 1 1/2 yards).
2. Cut 2 of these strips into 9” squares = 8 - 9”squares + 2 smaller leftovers.
3. Cut 3 of these strips in half = 6 - 9” x 22” rectangles.
4. Bring the remaining strip with the smaller leftover squares to class for experimenting.
Linen or silk: optional, a small amount of each for experimenting
Thread: Button & Carpet, Craft or Upholstery Thread (stronger than regular sewing thread)
Waxed dental floss, any flavor
A few rubber bands (especially small ones)
A few pebbles, beans or marbles
Clothespins (10-12, plastic or wooden, the ones with moving parts) or large paper clips
Twine or medium to heavy weight crochet thread (leftovers okay)
Sewing needles (large enough for above thread), thimble if you use one
Embroidery-sized scissors with pointed blades (not your best) or thread snips
Seam ripper (optional)
Small spray bottle
A 1-quart plastic container (eg. large yogurt)
A 12 inch ruler
Small plastic bag (to take home samples if still damp)
A trash bag
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.
Materials fee is $5. If you have any questions, contact Carol Anne at email@example.com
or 617-868-4055. Also see www.carolannegrotrian.com.