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POTATOES & POLES WORKSHOP
Portable Print Table (a lightweight padded surface suitable for various textile processes
1.Before coming to class: Sandwich 1 layer of styrofoam or foam insulation between 2 sheets of cardboard. Layers should be about 27” x 24”. The foam should be about 1” thick . Thinner foam can be layered. Cardboard can be spliced. Secure the layers with short duct tape “tabs” --from top over edge across foam to bottom are sufficient, a couple on each side.
2.Before coming to class: Cut the following and bring to class with the taped cardboard and foam:
scraps of quilt batting or layers of felt or flannel, 3-4 pieces, approx. 36” x 30” each
heavy gauge plastic, not textured (oil cloth,drop cloth, etc. ), 1 piece approx. 36” x 30”
cotton muslin fabric, 1 piece approx. 36” x 30” (to use as drop cloth)
3. Also bring to class extra duct tape.
Optional: prepare materials to make 2 print tables, to have more opportunities to experiment with potato dextrin.
For Dextrin Resist (bring to class)
plastic containers ( 1 quart or 1 pint plus a couple smaller, e.g. yogurt-sized; not reusable for food)
plastic spoons (a couple)
plastic putty knife (1 1/2” preferred, hardware store)
spreaders or stucco combs (optional, from hardware or paint supply store)
foam brushes (1” to 1 1/2”, several)
T pins or straight pins
contact paper, 1/2 - 1 yd
For Pole Wrapping (bring to class)
pvc pipe, non-perforated, 2” - 3” diameter, cut in 24” - 30” lengths (bring 2-3)
string: varied weights (e.g. nylon thread, button & carpet thread, kite string, postal twine, jute, etc.)
masking tape, no wider than 1/2”
needle & thread (poly cotton okay or button & carpet )
small spray bottle
plastic bucket (from hardware/paint store, good for carrying stuff to class, any size)
General Supplies (bring to class)
fabric: 3 - 4 yds 100% white, bleached or unbleached, cotton, untreated, pre washed & pressed (no stain resists, etc.)
scissors (all purpose, not good sewing scissors)
rubber gloves (household a la Playtex, surgical weight optional)
a couple of plastic bags (e.g.. grocery, trash, etc.)
wear old clothes
There will be a materials fee of $15. If you have any questions, contact Carol Anne at email@example.com.