SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

The following lists include a general list for any student who wants to do felting on their own and is in addition to specific class supply lists. Each instructor has specific supplies and equipment requirements for their class. Additional information may follow which will be sent by email. Some items will also be available for sale at the Felt & Fiber Bazaar on August 19th and 23rd. These items are marked with an asterisk (*).

For those traveling by air or otherwise unable to bring large or restricted items, non-consumable equipment is available for rent for $5. However, you must reserve equipment in advance, by contacting us, to assure that we have enough for all requests. You are responsible for returning all equipment in good condition by 1:00 pm on August 27, 2017. If equipment is damaged, or not returned, you will be charged for replacement cost.

General felting supplies

  • Several old towels
  • *Felting mat (rubber or vinyl) or washboard
  • *Bubble wrap (4 foot widths will be available for sale by the foot at the Bazaar)
  • Rolling rod and stretchy ties for your mat (swimming “noodles” work well)
  • Nylon curtain or netting
  • Plastic washtub or bucket
  • Large cellulose sponge or chamois (micro fiber) cloth
  • Plastic squirt bottle or one with holes poked in the lid (or other favorite tool for applying water to your fiber) (plastic bag works well)
  • Favorite felting soap
  • Hand wool carders (optional)
  • A notebook, pen and pencil
  • Sewing kit (needles, thread, sharp scissors, tape measure, pins, etc.)
  • *Favorite felting wool (optional – fiber will be for sale at Bazaar)
  • Embellishment materials (optional)
  • Waterproof apron (optional)
  • Thermos or hot pot for keeping water warm (optional)
  • *Laminate floor underlayment for resists (optional – may be needed for specific workshops)

And don’t forget…

  • A hat or headdress for the “Mad Hatters’” party
  • One or two pieces for the student exhibition
  • Felt fashions for the Fashion Show

WORKSHOP-SPECIFIC MATERIALS LISTS

(A1/B1) Intro-Advanced Design, Pattern Making and Construction

  • 2 Yards unbleached cotton
  • scissors, needles, pins, tape measure
  • pre-made felt, merino roving,
  • pre-made felt yardage (optional)
  • If available: French curve
  • sewing machine
  • dress form
  • buttons, any hardware such as hooks and eyes, nails, etc.
  • fabrics such as vintage lace or any material participants want to integrate into their garments to reflect individual designs and interests.
  • **Please note: It is important that you let Beth know if you will be bringing/unable to bring your own sewing machine and/or dress form. We will need to know how many we will need to supply. If you have an extra of either that you are willing to bring to share, let us know this as well.

(A2) Three Dimensional Surface Structures

  • 500 grams (18 ounces) of Merino felting wool or batting, either all in one color or divided into two or three colors
  • Icelandic, Finn or other good felting wools are also acceptable
  • Bubble wrap (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Pool noodle or rolling rod
  • 1 metre (39 inches) of resist material (laminate floor underlay – available for purchase at Fling)
  • Small bucket for water
  • Several old towels
  • Thin plastic sheet or drop cloth
  • Netting
  • Sponge, chamois or small hand towels used to mop up extra water
  • Ball Brauser, Plastic squirt bottle or your favorite tool for applying water to your fiber
  • Olive oil soap
  • Waterproof apron
  • Notebook
  • sketch book, pens, pencils & eraser
  • Calculator & camera or other electronic device capable of both
  • Sharp scissors for cutting felt, scissors for cutting paper or resist material
  • Tape measure.

(A3) Faces of Mystery

  • Paper, black sharpie pens, artists paint brushes – sizes 4 – 8
  • Water pot, small plastic, glass or china, containers (egg-cup to yoghurt pot size)
  • Towels and old cotton sheets to use as ironing pads
  • If available, laptop computer with basic image manipulation software installed (ideally Photoshop Editions or CS2 – free to download) – I will be able to process images ahead of time
  • Approx. 400g (14oz) Merino or other fine felting fibres such as BFL, Shetland in a range of colours to suit you including plenty of very dark colours and some white
  • Small quantities of silk fibres
  • Pre-dyed silk chiffon/gauze or pongee or fine open-weave fabrics suitable for nuno-felting (optional as I will bring a limited quantity to sell)
  • Usual felting equipment: thin drop-sheet plastic, min 2 x 1meter square pieces; olive oil bar soap; small voile net (min 50 x 30 cm); plastic jug/bowl; towels; pieces of old 100% cotton sheet for rolling
  • Sharp scissors for paper and fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Dressmakers pins with glass bead heads
  • Protective gloves – preferably thin nitrile gloves.
  • **Note: you will need a piece of 10”X12” standard thin window glass, taped around the edges. If you are NOT able to bring, please let Beth know.
  • Also, I don’t use bubble wrap but if you wish to use it please bring it (bubble wrap available for purchase at Fling)

(A4) Felt Sculpture for Outdoor Installation

  • Bubble wrap – 2 x 36in (90cm) x 72in (180cm) Note: bubble wrap can be replaced by your usual felting and wetting out work surface and covering material, in the above size (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Measuring tape, Pen/pencil
  • Calculator
  • Drawing Book, Notepad
  • Natural Dish Soap, Small bucket/container for water, Ball brauser/squeezable sports water bottle, Pool Noodle, Pipe or Dowel, 2 old towels
  • Sharp pointed scissors
  • Laminate floor underlay (available for purchase at Fling)

(A5) The Devil in the Details: Felt Hats and Millinery

  • Merino in the 18—21.5 micron range, you’ll need a minimum 2-3 ozs/beret; 3.5-5ozs/cloche; 6-8 ozs/brimmed hat. Bring extra! Bring several colors for each hat as you may want to make the interior and exterior different colors or may want to blend colors in your design
  • Embellishments – optional, technically, but we all need a little bling in our life so bring some with you and let’s play!
  • Silk fiber (tussah, bombyx, eri, muga—reeled, stretched, thrums whatever! etc) or silk fabric or yarn you may want to work into the wet felting of the body hat, as well as any ribbons, brooches, buttons, silk flowers, beads or feathers you may like to trim the hat with. Definitely bring ribbons of assorted colors/widths if you’d like to learn some millinery flowers
  • Felting tools/supplies – a block of olive oil or ivory soap/ grater or liquid soap, a ball brauser or whatever you use to wet wool, a large bowl/Tupperware, Towels (bring several), pool noodle (24” length tops) and ties, bubble wrap (2 pieces about 24” wide and 4 feet long), car mat or shelf liner (something with a bit of ridges for hard felting) and felting needles (for embellishments and/or fixes), If you are accustomed to using netting/screen instead of plastic to wet your felt—fine. If you like rug mat for agitation instead of bubble wrap, OR, if you prefer not to roll at all and work it just by hand, then that’s fine with me. Bring YOUR usual felting equipment/tools!
  • Felt Hat Making Sources: For decorative ribbons for trim – local fabric store, mjtrim.com; Joanne’s Fabric;  For Plastalina – Local art store, AC Moore has the Craftsmen brand, Dickblick.com has the Van-aken brand that my local art store stocks; Hat Blocking Pins – judithm.com, Hatsupply.com

(A6) Sculptural Felt Neckpieces

  • Flat felt yardage approximately 2-3 mm thick – either industrial or handmade. Each type of felt has it’s own distinct feel and body.  If you have leftover felt from previous projects and do not know what to do with it…time to cut it up and experiment.Why not bring a couple different kinds and see how the results vary.  I steam and stretch as well as cut and sew, so the felt has to have some malleability. You can always try to steam a piece over the spout of a tea kettle at home and try stretching it with their hands. If it doesn’t give at all, it won’t work for forming over a mold or simple hand forming. Dimensions really depend on what the you want to make. Ideally pieces should be no smaller than a sheet of paper. Optionally, you will have time to make felt during the workshop. So, bring extra wool if you choose.
  • Felt making supplies
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing needles (sharps and milliners), needle threader, thimble
  • X-Acto knife with blades #2, scissors (for thread, felt, and paper), rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat (there will be one available for use in the studio)
  • Sketchbook, pencil(s) and eraser
  • Safety glasses or safety goggles, dust mask
  • Stiff bristle brush (eg. small utility brush or denture brush
  • Inexpensive flat paintbrush around a size #12).

(A7/B7) Mosaic Tunic: Dyeing to Runway

  • Bubble wrap, 3m x 1.2m Smaller pieces can be joined with gaffer tape. (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Thin plastic (painting drop sheet)
  • Resist material (thin floor underlay foam) 2.5m min per person You can bring some extra for a hat or cut that from your other template. (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Soap of choice. + 2 litre container.
  • Towels 2per person at least.
  • Tape measure,
  • 400g white wool top 19 micron
  • Ball brause or water sprinkler or 2
  • felting mat (optional)
  • long sewing needles /sewing thread/pins lots.
  • other fibres for embellishment. dyed
  • Lots of clamps (The plastic kind with a metal spring is ok in a microwave when you know how)
  • Some pairs of wooden blocks different shapes and sizes. No smaller than 5cm width. for resist. You can sometimes find perspex ones
  • Some rubberbands and marbles
  • strong cotton like quilting cotton.
  • Strong twine for wrapping things up if they are not clamped.
  • 10 long screws approx 8or 9cm long. (The length just gives more room to wrap.)
  • pack of Wooden clothes pins.
  • Large glass jars or wine bottle, labels removed. (for shibori in the Microwave)
  • Dust masks, gloves. (ESSENTIAL)
  • old pair stockings
  • piece of old fabric about 50x90cm approx
  • 6metres of 3.5mommie white chiffon/gauze silk ( This a minimum for a tunic, You will not regret having a bit more if you want something longer or more layers.)
  • 2 metres paj(pongee) white 5.5 mommie silk.
  • Lots of energy and laughter.
  • If there is something on the list you are unable to bring due to packing limitation, let Beth know.

(B2) Geometric Felt Objects

  • 500 grams (18 ounces) of Merino felting wool or batting, either all in one color or divided into two or three colors.
  • Icelandic, Finn or other  good felting wools are also acceptable
  • Bubble wrap (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Pool noodle or rolling rod
  • 1 metre (39 inches) of resist material (laminate floor underlay – available for purchase at Fling),
  • Small bucket for water, Several old towels, Thin plastic sheet or drop cloth netting, Sponge, chamois or small hand towels used to mop up extra water, Ball Brauser, Plastic squirt bottle or your favorite tool for applying water to your fiber, Olive oil soap
  • Waterproof apron
  • Notebook, sketch book, pens, pencils & eraser
  • Calculator & camera or other electronic device capable of both
  • Sharp scissors for cutting felt, scissors for cutting paper or resist material, tape measure

(B3) Prefelt for Design: Decorative Wallhanging

  • Paper and sketching materials
  • Photographs, images, postcards and drawings as design inspiration
  • Colour swatches. If doing the Faces of Mystery workshop you will be able to use some of your fabric samples
  • Merino or other fine felting fibres such as BFL, Shetland (approx 1kg; 2.2lbs) in a range of colours to suit you including plenty of very dark colours and some white
  • Silk fibre, small quantities of silk and other fibres and yarns
  • Pre-dyed silk chiffon/gauze or pongee or fine open-weave fabrics suitable for nuno-felting (optional as I will bring a limited quantity to sell)
  • 2 yds cotton scrim (in UK – Whaley’s http://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk/cotton-scrim-natural-loomstate or Bleached harem cloth (US – Dharma http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/cotton/bleached-harem-cloth-55-58-inch.html?lnav=fabric_cotton.html). Harem cloth will be available for purchase at the Fling
  • Usual felting equipment: thin drop-sheet plastic, min 2 x 2 meter square pieces; olive oil bar soap; small polyester voile net (min 50 x 30 cm); plastic jug/bowl; towels; pieces of old 100% cotton sheet large enough for rolling. Pool noodle or similar
  • I don’t use bubble wrap, if you wish to, please bring it
  • Sharp scissors for paper and fabric
  • Needle and thread. Dressmakers pins with glass bead heads.
  • f you have an ironing board/iron you are willing to bring to share within this session, please let Beth know.

(B4) Fibre + Paper + Ink

  • Bubble wrap: 2 pieces each 90cm (36 inches) x 240cm (96 inches); 2 pieces each 30cm (12inches) square
  • Drawing Book, notepad, pencil
  • Small bucket/container for water, Old towels, Pool Noodle, Pipe or Dowel, Ball Brauser or sports water bottle for wetting out wool

(B5) Visual Accessory and Ultimate Carryall

  • 16 ounces of merino roving
  • 36” x 60” blue pool bubble wrap
  • Same size 2 sheets of thin plastic (1 mil)
  • Pool noodle to fit the above dimensions
  • Netting or insect screen to wet down layout
  • Rug gripper mat, approximately 24” x 36”
  • 3 ties, cut strips of pantyhose or spandex
  • Felting tools: large bowl or small bucket, ball brauser, spray bottle, or piece of plastic for wetting wool layout, bar of olive oil soap, large towels and smaller dish towels
  • 16” x 16” heavy duty lined stair mat for fulling
  • Palm washboard or similar textured hand tool for fulling
  • Sharp scissors
  • Optional: pins, needle & thread (depends on your design), measuring tape.

(B6) Sculptural Wearable Accessories – Mixed Materials

  • Bring felt elements (3D shapes, beads, parts, etc) that you make at home so you can really focus on playing with materials.
  • Flat Felt 2-3 mm thick, can be industrial or handmade. I’m sure some of you might have some felt that you have made in the past and did not know what to do with…time to cut it up and experiment.
  • Bring some wool and felt making supplies just in case you didn’t bring the felt elements that you need or want.
  • felt sketchbook, pencil(s) and eraser, scissors (you never know what you need to cut), thread, sewing needles, needle threader, thimble, X-Acto knife with blades #2, rotary cutter, cutting mat, various materials (more info to come on shopping for alternative materials).
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Supplies & Equipment

SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

The following lists include a general list for any student who wants to do felting on their own and is in addition to specific class supply lists. Each instructor has specific supplies and equipment requirements for their class. Additional information may follow which will be sent by email. Some items will also be available for sale at the Felt & Fiber Bazaar on August 19th and 23rd. These items are marked with an asterisk (*).

For those traveling by air or otherwise unable to bring large or restricted items, non-consumable equipment is available for rent for $5. However, you must reserve equipment in advance, by contacting us, to assure that we have enough for all requests. You are responsible for returning all equipment in good condition by 1:00 pm on August 27, 2017. If equipment is damaged, or not returned, you will be charged for replacement cost.

General felting supplies

  • Several old towels
  • *Felting mat (rubber or vinyl) or washboard
  • *Bubble wrap (4 foot widths will be available for sale by the foot at the Bazaar)
  • Rolling rod and stretchy ties for your mat (swimming “noodles” work well)
  • Nylon curtain or netting
  • Plastic washtub or bucket
  • Large cellulose sponge or chamois (micro fiber) cloth
  • Plastic squirt bottle or one with holes poked in the lid (or other favorite tool for applying water to your fiber) (plastic bag works well)
  • Favorite felting soap
  • Hand wool carders (optional)
  • A notebook, pen and pencil
  • Sewing kit (needles, thread, sharp scissors, tape measure, pins, etc.)
  • *Favorite felting wool (optional – fiber will be for sale at Bazaar)
  • Embellishment materials (optional)
  • Waterproof apron (optional)
  • Thermos or hot pot for keeping water warm (optional)
  • *Laminate floor underlayment for resists (optional – may be needed for specific workshops)

And don’t forget…

  • A hat or headdress for the “Mad Hatters’” party
  • One or two pieces for the student exhibition
  • Felt fashions for the Fashion Show

WORKSHOP-SPECIFIC MATERIALS LISTS

(A1/B1) Intro-Advanced Design, Pattern Making and Construction

  • 2 Yards unbleached cotton
  • scissors, needles, pins, tape measure
  • pre-made felt, merino roving,
  • pre-made felt yardage (optional)
  • If available: French curve
  • sewing machine
  • dress form
  • buttons, any hardware such as hooks and eyes, nails, etc.
  • fabrics such as vintage lace or any material participants want to integrate into their garments to reflect individual designs and interests.
  • **Please note: It is important that you let Beth know if you will be bringing/unable to bring your own sewing machine and/or dress form. We will need to know how many we will need to supply. If you have an extra of either that you are willing to bring to share, let us know this as well.

(A2) Three Dimensional Surface Structures

  • 500 grams (18 ounces) of Merino felting wool or batting, either all in one color or divided into two or three colors
  • Icelandic, Finn or other good felting wools are also acceptable
  • Bubble wrap (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Pool noodle or rolling rod
  • 1 metre (39 inches) of resist material (laminate floor underlay – available for purchase at Fling)
  • Small bucket for water
  • Several old towels
  • Thin plastic sheet or drop cloth
  • Netting
  • Sponge, chamois or small hand towels used to mop up extra water
  • Ball Brauser, Plastic squirt bottle or your favorite tool for applying water to your fiber
  • Olive oil soap
  • Waterproof apron
  • Notebook
  • sketch book, pens, pencils & eraser
  • Calculator & camera or other electronic device capable of both
  • Sharp scissors for cutting felt, scissors for cutting paper or resist material
  • Tape measure.

(A3) Faces of Mystery

  • Paper, black sharpie pens, artists paint brushes – sizes 4 – 8
  • Water pot, small plastic, glass or china, containers (egg-cup to yoghurt pot size)
  • Towels and old cotton sheets to use as ironing pads
  • If available, laptop computer with basic image manipulation software installed (ideally Photoshop Editions or CS2 – free to download) – I will be able to process images ahead of time
  • Approx. 400g (14oz) Merino or other fine felting fibres such as BFL, Shetland in a range of colours to suit you including plenty of very dark colours and some white
  • Small quantities of silk fibres
  • Pre-dyed silk chiffon/gauze or pongee or fine open-weave fabrics suitable for nuno-felting (optional as I will bring a limited quantity to sell)
  • Usual felting equipment: thin drop-sheet plastic, min 2 x 1meter square pieces; olive oil bar soap; small voile net (min 50 x 30 cm); plastic jug/bowl; towels; pieces of old 100% cotton sheet for rolling
  • Sharp scissors for paper and fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Dressmakers pins with glass bead heads
  • Protective gloves – preferably thin nitrile gloves.
  • **Note: you will need a piece of 10”X12” standard thin window glass, taped around the edges. If you are NOT able to bring, please let Beth know.
  • Also, I don’t use bubble wrap but if you wish to use it please bring it (bubble wrap available for purchase at Fling)

(A4) Felt Sculpture for Outdoor Installation

  • Bubble wrap – 2 x 36in (90cm) x 72in (180cm) Note: bubble wrap can be replaced by your usual felting and wetting out work surface and covering material, in the above size (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Measuring tape, Pen/pencil
  • Calculator
  • Drawing Book, Notepad
  • Natural Dish Soap, Small bucket/container for water, Ball brauser/squeezable sports water bottle, Pool Noodle, Pipe or Dowel, 2 old towels
  • Sharp pointed scissors
  • Laminate floor underlay (available for purchase at Fling)

(A5) The Devil in the Details: Felt Hats and Millinery

  • Merino in the 18—21.5 micron range, you’ll need a minimum 2-3 ozs/beret; 3.5-5ozs/cloche; 6-8 ozs/brimmed hat. Bring extra! Bring several colors for each hat as you may want to make the interior and exterior different colors or may want to blend colors in your design
  • Embellishments – optional, technically, but we all need a little bling in our life so bring some with you and let’s play!
  • Silk fiber (tussah, bombyx, eri, muga—reeled, stretched, thrums whatever! etc) or silk fabric or yarn you may want to work into the wet felting of the body hat, as well as any ribbons, brooches, buttons, silk flowers, beads or feathers you may like to trim the hat with. Definitely bring ribbons of assorted colors/widths if you’d like to learn some millinery flowers
  • Felting tools/supplies – a block of olive oil or ivory soap/ grater or liquid soap, a ball brauser or whatever you use to wet wool, a large bowl/Tupperware, Towels (bring several), pool noodle (24” length tops) and ties, bubble wrap (2 pieces about 24” wide and 4 feet long), car mat or shelf liner (something with a bit of ridges for hard felting) and felting needles (for embellishments and/or fixes), If you are accustomed to using netting/screen instead of plastic to wet your felt—fine. If you like rug mat for agitation instead of bubble wrap, OR, if you prefer not to roll at all and work it just by hand, then that’s fine with me. Bring YOUR usual felting equipment/tools!
  • Felt Hat Making Sources: For decorative ribbons for trim – local fabric store, mjtrim.com; Joanne’s Fabric;  For Plastalina – Local art store, AC Moore has the Craftsmen brand, Dickblick.com has the Van-aken brand that my local art store stocks; Hat Blocking Pins – judithm.com, Hatsupply.com

(A6) Sculptural Felt Neckpieces

  • Flat felt yardage approximately 2-3 mm thick – either industrial or handmade. Each type of felt has it’s own distinct feel and body.  If you have leftover felt from previous projects and do not know what to do with it…time to cut it up and experiment.Why not bring a couple different kinds and see how the results vary.  I steam and stretch as well as cut and sew, so the felt has to have some malleability. You can always try to steam a piece over the spout of a tea kettle at home and try stretching it with their hands. If it doesn’t give at all, it won’t work for forming over a mold or simple hand forming. Dimensions really depend on what the you want to make. Ideally pieces should be no smaller than a sheet of paper. Optionally, you will have time to make felt during the workshop. So, bring extra wool if you choose.
  • Felt making supplies
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing needles (sharps and milliners), needle threader, thimble
  • X-Acto knife with blades #2, scissors (for thread, felt, and paper), rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat (there will be one available for use in the studio)
  • Sketchbook, pencil(s) and eraser
  • Safety glasses or safety goggles, dust mask
  • Stiff bristle brush (eg. small utility brush or denture brush
  • Inexpensive flat paintbrush around a size #12).

(A7/B7) Mosaic Tunic: Dyeing to Runway

  • Bubble wrap, 3m x 1.2m Smaller pieces can be joined with gaffer tape. (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Thin plastic (painting drop sheet)
  • Resist material (thin floor underlay foam) 2.5m min per person You can bring some extra for a hat or cut that from your other template. (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Soap of choice. + 2 litre container.
  • Towels 2per person at least.
  • Tape measure,
  • 400g white wool top 19 micron
  • Ball brause or water sprinkler or 2
  • felting mat (optional)
  • long sewing needles /sewing thread/pins lots.
  • other fibres for embellishment. dyed
  • Lots of clamps (The plastic kind with a metal spring is ok in a microwave when you know how)
  • Some pairs of wooden blocks different shapes and sizes. No smaller than 5cm width. for resist. You can sometimes find perspex ones
  • Some rubberbands and marbles
  • strong cotton like quilting cotton.
  • Strong twine for wrapping things up if they are not clamped.
  • 10 long screws approx 8or 9cm long. (The length just gives more room to wrap.)
  • pack of Wooden clothes pins.
  • Large glass jars or wine bottle, labels removed. (for shibori in the Microwave)
  • Dust masks, gloves. (ESSENTIAL)
  • old pair stockings
  • piece of old fabric about 50x90cm approx
  • 6metres of 3.5mommie white chiffon/gauze silk ( This a minimum for a tunic, You will not regret having a bit more if you want something longer or more layers.)
  • 2 metres paj(pongee) white 5.5 mommie silk.
  • Lots of energy and laughter.
  • If there is something on the list you are unable to bring due to packing limitation, let Beth know.

(B2) Geometric Felt Objects

  • 500 grams (18 ounces) of Merino felting wool or batting, either all in one color or divided into two or three colors.
  • Icelandic, Finn or other  good felting wools are also acceptable
  • Bubble wrap (available for purchase at Fling)
  • Pool noodle or rolling rod
  • 1 metre (39 inches) of resist material (laminate floor underlay – available for purchase at Fling),
  • Small bucket for water, Several old towels, Thin plastic sheet or drop cloth netting, Sponge, chamois or small hand towels used to mop up extra water, Ball Brauser, Plastic squirt bottle or your favorite tool for applying water to your fiber, Olive oil soap
  • Waterproof apron
  • Notebook, sketch book, pens, pencils & eraser
  • Calculator & camera or other electronic device capable of both
  • Sharp scissors for cutting felt, scissors for cutting paper or resist material, tape measure

(B3) Prefelt for Design: Decorative Wallhanging

  • Paper and sketching materials
  • Photographs, images, postcards and drawings as design inspiration
  • Colour swatches. If doing the Faces of Mystery workshop you will be able to use some of your fabric samples
  • Merino or other fine felting fibres such as BFL, Shetland (approx 1kg; 2.2lbs) in a range of colours to suit you including plenty of very dark colours and some white
  • Silk fibre, small quantities of silk and other fibres and yarns
  • Pre-dyed silk chiffon/gauze or pongee or fine open-weave fabrics suitable for nuno-felting (optional as I will bring a limited quantity to sell)
  • 2 yds cotton scrim (in UK – Whaley’s http://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk/cotton-scrim-natural-loomstate or Bleached harem cloth (US – Dharma http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/cotton/bleached-harem-cloth-55-58-inch.html?lnav=fabric_cotton.html). Harem cloth will be available for purchase at the Fling
  • Usual felting equipment: thin drop-sheet plastic, min 2 x 2 meter square pieces; olive oil bar soap; small polyester voile net (min 50 x 30 cm); plastic jug/bowl; towels; pieces of old 100% cotton sheet large enough for rolling. Pool noodle or similar
  • I don’t use bubble wrap, if you wish to, please bring it
  • Sharp scissors for paper and fabric
  • Needle and thread. Dressmakers pins with glass bead heads.
  • f you have an ironing board/iron you are willing to bring to share within this session, please let Beth know.

(B4) Fibre + Paper + Ink

  • Bubble wrap: 2 pieces each 90cm (36 inches) x 240cm (96 inches); 2 pieces each 30cm (12inches) square
  • Drawing Book, notepad, pencil
  • Small bucket/container for water, Old towels, Pool Noodle, Pipe or Dowel, Ball Brauser or sports water bottle for wetting out wool

(B5) Visual Accessory and Ultimate Carryall

  • 16 ounces of merino roving
  • 36” x 60” blue pool bubble wrap
  • Same size 2 sheets of thin plastic (1 mil)
  • Pool noodle to fit the above dimensions
  • Netting or insect screen to wet down layout
  • Rug gripper mat, approximately 24” x 36”
  • 3 ties, cut strips of pantyhose or spandex
  • Felting tools: large bowl or small bucket, ball brauser, spray bottle, or piece of plastic for wetting wool layout, bar of olive oil soap, large towels and smaller dish towels
  • 16” x 16” heavy duty lined stair mat for fulling
  • Palm washboard or similar textured hand tool for fulling
  • Sharp scissors
  • Optional: pins, needle & thread (depends on your design), measuring tape.

(B6) Sculptural Wearable Accessories – Mixed Materials

  • Bring felt elements (3D shapes, beads, parts, etc) that you make at home so you can really focus on playing with materials.
  • Flat Felt 2-3 mm thick, can be industrial or handmade. I’m sure some of you might have some felt that you have made in the past and did not know what to do with…time to cut it up and experiment.
  • Bring some wool and felt making supplies just in case you didn’t bring the felt elements that you need or want.
  • felt sketchbook, pencil(s) and eraser, scissors (you never know what you need to cut), thread, sewing needles, needle threader, thimble, X-Acto knife with blades #2, rotary cutter, cutting mat, various materials (more info to come on shopping for alternative materials).
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