Eco Print Supply list - Aya Fiber DYEHOUSE
5- 6 wooden dowels that are 1” in diameter and 14-18” long.
A ball of twine or heavy cotton string to wrap bundles. This needs to be strong enough that you can’t break it when pulling tightly.
2-3 hand towels, old studio towels work well.
Old cotton sheeting- 1-2 flat sheets ( goodwill will work)
Large Plastic trash bag
Notebook with pencil
Digital camera to record your layout and compare with results.
Leaves: Will cover type in one lesson
Note: yardage amounts are suggestions only and will allow you to test the processes presented in the workshop. Adjust quantities based on your fabric preferences in your work and how quickly you tend to work. Old clothing from Goodwill or other consignment stores will work well- wash well and cut into sample sized squares. You can also order smaller sized scarves to use as samples (assorted variety)
For this class I suggest using sample sized fabrics 14-16” wide torn into strips from width of fabric
perhaps try a larger 1 yard piece so you can attempt to print yardage. You will need flannel for blanket material for everything you print and can expect to print 3-4 pieces each day
Fabric: Purchase from DharmaTrading.com or Thai Silk
Purchase at least one yard, but I suggest you purchase more so that you can carry out more work at home. ( Select from a few of these fabrics)
Silk Habotai, 4-8 mm
Raw Silk (Noil)
Silk Habotai scarf that is no more than 16” wide.
Wool Fabrics - These can also be purchased at Dharma Trading. The supply changes frequently, but this is a nice wool twill. If you search online and find another source, by all means buy. Dharma also has nice wool gauze scarves that print beautifully.
This is a silk wool blend that is thin and light weight. The stock for this item changes frequently.
2-3 yards heavy weight cotton flannel.
scarves can be used in lieu of yardage
ALL FABRIC WILL NEED TO BE PRE WASHED or SCOURED before use.