|The Class - Independent Study and Creative Development led by Ricky Tims
Please note that we have a few supplies and our hand-dyed fabrics as well as the Ricky Tims fabrics by Red Rooster.
What to Bring?
Since each student will be pursuing different ideas, the most difficult aspect of this supply list is directing you as to what kind and how many fabrics to bring. Develop an idea and bring fabrics that will be appropriate for your project(s). Then bring additional fabrics in case a new source of inspiration finds you altering your plans. As far as yardage is concerned, you will have to decide that as well. It is important to bring significantly more than you think you will need. Include in your stash all types of fabrics - solids, prints, bold prints, batiks, stripes, plaids, black and whites, etc. If you are flying, you may choose to mail fabric in advance so you will not have to cart it with you. Our hand-dyed fabrics and Ricky's Red Rooster commercial fabrics will be available for purchase.
Send fabrics and supplies to arrive no sooner than two week prior to the first day of class.
Send supplies to:
c/o Ricky Tims Inc – LVQR
P.O. Box 392 (for US Mail)
105 W. Ryus Ave (for UPS or Fed Ex)
La Veta , CO 81055
If you are shipping your supplies via Fed EX or UPS, please note that FedEx WILL NOT pick-up in La Veta!!! Again, FedEx WILL deliver, but NOT PICK UP. If you need a box shipped back, either bring a pre-paid UPS label, or we can return ship UPS or USPS and bill you for the return shipping.
Sewing Machine - and all appropriate accessories, including feet, screwdrivers, oil, needles (various sizes and types), extra bobbin casing if you think you will attempt decorative bobbin embroidery or bobbin quilting. Plexi-glass sewing table extensions are strongly advisable, but please take care in packing this item.
A journaling notebook.
Rotary cutter and mat. - Try to bring a large mat - or two smaller ones if that is easier. Don't be restricted by small mats.
Extra Rotary cutter blades - don't get frustrated with nicked blades!
A fusable web of your choice (we generally have Steam a Seam II for purchase)
Freezer paper - it is my choice for full-size drawn designs.
Various threads - neutral gray for most piecing, decorative threads for quilting or embroidery
Paper bag for trimmings
Various rulers for cutting - squares too.
Basting spray - if desired
Cotton batting - if you hope to get to the quilting stage of your project.
Sketch pad, pencil, pen, colored markers, pencils, fabric markers. Sharpeners. Erasers.
Masking tape, transparent tape.
Ott-light - or other table light if you think you will need additional personal lighting.
A large white or off-white flannel (or batting) for a design wall. We will provide foam core (4’ x 6’), as a sturdy wall for flannel wall/pinning.
A couple of nice irons will be provided with large ironing surfaces for perfect pressing. They have been sufficient for our small group during past retreats.
Bring any other helpful item you may need or prefer. You will be creating a "studio" for the week. Have things around you that are useful and comfortable.