For this beginning class, you'll be learning how to dye/color your silk ribbon so you'll never need to buy expensive and gorgeous variegated ribbon you learn to make it yourself. All you'll need is white ribbon in a variety of widths.
Patterns will be included in the class, along with how to finish your projects, and we'll cover some basic beading for creating finished edges.
Supplies available it Ewe and I:
*Silk ribbon, sizes 2, size4, size 7, size 13
*Chenille needles, sizes 18 to 22---lots of them! I leave my needles threaded with ribbon to use in lots of projects-it saves tons of ribbon!
*Sewing needle, size 9 (embroidery)
*Felt--your color choice(s)
*Scissors---you'll be cutting your paper patterns, the ribbon, and cutting out the felt. The scissors need to be sharp and for all three types of materials.
*Markers-we use watercolor markers to dye the ribbon, and yes, it stays put and is gorgeous!
*Hair straightening iron if you already happen to have one. I'll bring an extra iron just in case.
*Flat paint brush, about 1/4" wide. Just a cheap one.
*A few straight pins will come in handy
Items to look for at Bead Opus, Sisters, Billies, or in your stash:
*Sewing thread to match your fabric (felt)
*Beads--Not too big, but not too small. Very large seed beads work great. We'll be using the size 9 sewing needle for putting them on.
*Gel pen in white or light color if you've chosen dark colored felt. Or very teensy brush
tipped Micron marker for making marks on light colored felt. I prefer the Prismacolor 005 brush tipped marker in brown or black. You just need it to be brush tipped and very fine. These markers/gel pens are a very important must-have for working on felt!!