However, in this, the penultimate module of the Certificate, I'm determined to learn from my experiences. I will try to curb my enthusiasm (temporarily) and get organised with the equipment and materials I will need. It is not ideal to have to search the house (not to mention the garden shed/summertime studio) while in the middle of a piece of work and so I have taken time to gather what I will need and keep it in one handy place. It also gives me the opportunity to make a shopping list of anything I am lacking.
I worked my way through the requirements list and put together everything I could find from the list. First the design materials:
Next the embroidery materials, first of all threads:
And then fabrics and sewing equipment:
Now where to keep it all? The sewing machine lives on a shelf underneath the table on which I use it. The rest, in plastic boxes, can sit on top of my sewing trolley.
Finally, a shopping list of things that might be useful, but I don't have them. One online shop should do it.
- matte medium (I prefer it to any other kind of glue, but I'm running short)
- Markal oil bar in white
- more black ink (I have only a small amount)
- quilting wool
- pipe cleaners
OK, now I'm ready for action. Watch this space ...