List of Materials
|Course||Kit Fee||List of materials|
|Beaded Earrings||$20||Supplies would be: beading cloth or tea-towel, small pliers and round nose pliers.
|Beading for Peace||$25||Participant will need to bring: beading cloth or tea towel, small chain nose pliers (or small pliers), small scissors or nail clippers for cutting thread and thin wire. Also helpful would be round-nose pliers.|
|Braid a Lucet Cord||$20||The kit ($20) includes yarn (or crochet cotton) and the lucet.
Students may wish to bring a small crochet hook, scissors, and
|Doll Making||$50 - Sorry special fabric etc is expensive!!||Please bring the following:
- A sewing machine (or let us know if you may need to borrow one)
- A sewing needle,
- Fabric and paper scissors
- Your choice of yarn or mohair for doll hair
- Some fabric for clothes (if time permits)
- Your enthusiasm and creativity
|Easy Embroidery: Creating a Needle Keeper or a Sampler with Jean Cockburn||$25||Participants should bring their own small sharp embroidery scissors labelled with their name, and a thimble if they use one. A variety of thimbles will be available to try out.|
|Felted Critters||$10||Included in kit|
|Handstitched Artist’s Journal – One Day Workshop||$18||Student Supply list:
• Special small photo or charm or ornament that you may wish to put on cover. Leaving it without an ornament is just fine, too!
• Ruler with metal edge
• Exacto-type craft knife with extra blades
• Self-healing cutting mat or other table guard
• pencil for note-taking and marking
• bone folder or embossing tool or plastic crochet hook (This item is available for pre-order.)
• gluestick such as Pritt or UHU or any other that hasn’t dried up!
• some scrap paper or wax paper for protecting your work when gluing
and if you have them:
• book cradle (you will be able to borrow mine at the class or you may pre-order one)
• bookbinding awl (you may pre-order this)
Some supplies such as bone folders, additional waxed linen thread, book cradles and more will be available for purchase at the class. But if you want to be sure to get the items, please pre-order: https://bit.ly/37fqJoQ
|Hen Basket||$30||What I will bring:
1. All the round and flat reed we need
2. Some plant materials to experiment with.
What YOU should bring: IMPORTANT!
1. Sharp hand-held secateurs - please note yours need to be sharp!
2. Needle nose pliers (the type that are bent at the tip are good)
3. An awl - if you plan on making baskets, a caner’s awl is a great tool!
4. Old towel
5. Soaking tub for reeds - a dish pan or bucket
6. Spray bottle
7. Optional: some long, flexible vines such as wisteria, thin willow, ivy, honeysuckle - pliable, not woody
|How to Follow a Pattern||0||MATERIAL LIST
Bring a sewing machine you are comfortable using. From a fabric store, you will need to purchase the following unless you have cloth, scissors and thread at home you want to use:
• 0.7 meter of cotton, canvas, denim or synthetic leather
• O.4 metre lining material (cotton or lining)
• 1 metre of Buckram interfacing 51cm wide
• 1 metre of sew-in interfacing 46-51 cm wide
• Matching thread
• Sewing carbon and wheel, if you have it
If you wish to attend the class but haven’t purchased the required materials, bring your machine and come anyways. I will have extra fabrics and thread on hand that can be purchased on the day. I strongly suggest choosing fabric that isn’t plaid, striped or one-directional to avoid the need to match up the designs, and to limit the amount of fabric needed. Extra fabric will be required for matching.
|Introduction to Weaving: Weave your First Scarf||$40 (includes loom rental, handout, and yarn)||All included in Kit Fee|
|Knitting Mittens||$10||Bring a set of four double pointed needles, size 4mm, and a large safety pin. Yarn and pattern will be provided.
|Knitting Socks from the Toes Up||$0||Tools and Materials: To do the classic toe up sock, you must use a metal flexible circular needle with smooth joins that is at least 40 inches (100 centimetres) long. Old aluminum circular needles with stiff metal or plastic wires will only be a source of frustration. Bamboo or wood needles will not allow the yarn to slide easily. My favourite sock needle is made by Addi, size 2.25 mm. Check the information on the band of the yarn to make sure that you are matching yarn weight to your needle size. Uptown Yarns in Courtenay and the Village Yarn Shoppe in Comox carry or will order needles and sock yarns. Online order from Vancouver Island businesses: needlenart.com (formerly in Campbell River) carries both Addi Turbo and Addi Rocket needles, while woolandwaves.com has ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular needles.
Addendum: Easy option. For those who prefer to knit socks on five double pointed needles, that option will be presented at the workshop. Instead of a figure eight cast-on using the long circular needle, this option is to knit a short tab, pick up stitches on four sides, and knit up the foot. Four needles are not enough as five are needed for this option.
|Learn to knit with Sarah!||$12 for Basic Kit or $18 for Organic Cotton||All included in Kit Fee|
|Learn to make Twig Trays with Cynthia Minden||$10||What to bring:
Sharp hand secateurs (clippers) Please sharpen yours, it’s important!
Optional tools: needle nose pliers, caning awl
|Mixed Media Bag||$20||Kit Materials $20.00
• Access to instructor’s fabric scraps “stash”
• 1 rectangle 10” x 20” fabric for the base
• Fusible interfacing 10” x20
• Stiff Interfacing for project
• Organza or other sheer fabric (choose from instructor’s stash)
• Cording (choose from instructor’s stash)
Materials/equipment to bring
• Beads, buttons, ribbon and other found objects easily fastened onto the surface
• Fabrics you would like to work with
• Threads (machine, embroidery, metallic)
• Sewing machine
• Sewing Needles
Play with instructor’s stencils and fabric paints…
|Nalbinding- Oslo & York as Stitches||$20||The kit ($20) includes wool yarn and the hand-made nålbinding needle.
Students may wish to bring scissors, and note-taking materials.
|Natural Dyeing||$10||Optional . Kit fee covers needed materials . See note re premordanted fabric.|
|Rag Rug||$5||Supply List
Wooden tool supplied by instructor for $5
Fabric. Woven cotton in a light to medium weight. Denim or heavy wools do not work well. Strips are 1” wide. The length can vary, but should be at least 25” long to avoid constant stopping to join strips. If using new fabrics, the typical width of 42” is ideal. Cutting the strips with scissors or rotary cutter is preferable to tearing. Feel free to use whatever colour scheme you’d like. I suggest starting with 20-30 strips.