A material fee of $65 per student will cover the cost of Natural dyes, Indigo, the use of Shibori equipment, a comprehensive set of notes and 2 scarves, 1 silk and 1 cotton. You can bring your own natural fabrics for dyeing. These include 100% silk, cotton, linen, bamboo and hemp fabrics. Please note that blends i.e. poly / cotton DO NOT work well with natural dyes and Indigo. Silk Habotai, Paj, Twill or Chi?on are suitable silk fabrics. Cotton lawn and calico work well with Indigo.
The following is a list of places where you can purchase silk and cotton fabric for dyeing. They sell clothing blanks which are also suitable for Indigo and Natural dyes. I highly recommend you buy silk and cotton fabrics from these places as they sell fabric ready for dyeing (so you don’t have to pre-wash) and they are cheaper than fabrics stores.
These are all Australian retailers and do mail orders to any address in Australia.
I will have some silk and cotton scarves, cushion covers, placemats and fabric for sale in class.
Looking forward to seeing you on January 14. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.