Carol Soderlund- True Colors Workshop

Supplies you bring:

Fabric: Bring your choice of pfd (prepared for dyeing) cotton minimum 8 yards. Optional: A yard or two of pre-scoured silk, linen, or rayon.

Collections of color:

• Begin to collect bits of color that you like, to which you respond strongly. Ads, photos taken by you or others, favorite paintings, calendars, paint chips, fabric swatches, colors singly and in striking combinations. Collect in a file folder, in page protectors, or a manila envelope. Loose clippings are just fine, as it will be useful to be able to arrange and re-arrange them. This will be very valuable in class.

Containers for dyeing:

• 3 Ziploc leftovers containers in the 4-5 cup size with lids. These will need to hold 1 yard of dry cloth.

• A flat pan such as a dishpan from the dollar store

• 12 or more plastic cups such as the red Solo cups (16 oz.)

• 12 or more plastic picnic spoons

• 2-3 buckets--any size from one to three gallons

• 2 large yogurt type containers for water at your table.

• 3 plastic squeeze bottles for dye at your table. These are available at from places such as Sally Beauty supply and elsewhere.  

General supplies:

• One set measuring cups and measuring spoons for dye use

• Rubber gloves, both the loose-fitting (one pair) and close-fitting ones (several pairs)

• Old clothes and/or an apron

• 1 plastic drop cloth, at least 2 mil in thickness

• Scissors to cut plastic and paper, and scissors to  

• Masking tape

• Double stick tape (Scotch Doubled-Sided Tape in yellow plaid dispenser)

• Sharpie marker

• Staples and stapler

• 1 roll paper towels

• old terry towel stained with dye (if you have one)

• Notebook and pen • small 3 ring binder, 1” or 1.5”

• 30+ sheet protectors

• rotary mat 12” x 12” or larger, rotary cutter, and rotary ruler around 6”x12”

• color wheel (optional--You might like one as reference if you have one.) Tools for Mark-Making on Fabric: • 3-4 brushes: foam or “chip” brushes, any size • 1 high-density foam roller (These are small diameter, white, and available at home centers)

• Stamps, thermofax screens, stencils, sponges, or other favorite tools (Carol will have many for class use)

• Flat objects for rubbings: ideas: plastic fencing, dish drainers, flat grids, low relief plastic, metal, or rubber objects such as tile spacers, rubber washers, etc. (Carol will have many for class use)