These materials are only suggestions. Please feel free to substitute with materials you already own. If you have questions as to the appropriateness of your materials for these workshops, feel free to email me with questions.
You can find many of these items at your local craft store. The links I have provided will bring you to a local store where I enjoy shopping.
CLOTHES TO REJUVENATE! All Workshops
Each of these workshops are designed to work with clothing you already own, as a way to repair, refresh and rejuvenate your garments! The T-Shirt Cutwork Workshop requires the use of a t-shirt from your wardrobe, but each of the other techniques can be worked on almost any garment. Bring an old favorite that needs some TLC, or something that you never wear that needs a bit of redesign. Together we will make something new out of something old!
NEEDLES Visible Mending / T-Shirt Cutwork/ Repair Embroidery
Visible Mending / A long needle is recommended for this technique. A traditional sashiko needle would be best, but any long strong needle would be appropriate.
T-Shirt Cutwork & Repair Embroidery / A set of embroidery needles with a variety of sizes will allow you to choose the best one for your project.
THIMBLES Visible Mending / T-Shirt Cutwork/ Repair Embroidery
I always recommend using a thimble when doing hand stitching. My preferred thimble is the Clover coin thimble, but a traditional thimble could also be used.
STRAIGHT PINS Visible Mending / T-Shirt Cutwork
Any set of straight pins will work for these projects. Glasshead pins may be easier to work with.
CROCHET HOOKS Crochet Motifs
A basic set of crochet hooks will allow you to choose the hook that works best with the yarn that you have selected. The samples shown for the Crochet Motifs Workshop were worked in worsted weight yarn on an H/8 crochet hook.
PENCILS T-Shirt Cutwork
For the T-Shirt Cutwork Workshop, a pencil is needed to transfer the cutwork design onto your garment. If you are working with a light color garment you can use a soft drawing pencil, such as a 6B pencil, or a water solvable pencil which can be erased with water. if you are working with a thick or dark color garment, you may need a heat transfer pencil for the design.
EMBROIDERY FLOSS T-Shirt Cutwork
A thick thread will be needed for the T-Shirt Cutwork Workshop. In the sample shown I used one strand of white embroidery floss to complete the design.
SCRAP PRACTICE FABRIC Visible Mending / T-Shirt Cutwork/ Repair Embroidery
Any piece of scrap fabric can be used to learn and practice stitches for these workshops. It would be helpful to use a fabric that is a similar weight to the garment that you will be working with, but it is not a requirement.
PATCH FABRIC Visible Mending
If your garment has a hole that needs to be mended, a piece of patch fabric will be needed. This can be something colorful or plain, depending on your preference.