You may need to buy several packages, I suggest at list 4 pounds. Please remember to stick to white or natural wool color (off-white, gray and charcoal.)
Additional material for hand felting:
Plastic bottles with cap
Cutting and Folding felt:
There are numerous varieties of craft and industrial felt. The 100% wool is sometime crispier but maintains the cuts and the body shape better. I suggest you visit a JoAnn store; or if you are in Downtown, don’t miss Michael Levine ’s fabric store.
You can also browse second hand stores and look for 100% wool sweaters. Put them in the washer with hot water and detergent and they will felt, giving you basic material to work with.
Crochet hook size G 4.25mm
Merinos Wool (colors: Winter White, accents: Gray Mix, Dk Gray Mix, Rich Red)
Remember that 100% wool can be also felted. You can find this material at JoAnn or Michales or any knitting store. Try “Stiches From the Heart” a knitting supply store on 3316 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405. It is also a non-profit organization hat sends handmade clothing and blankets to premature babies all across the nation.
ANIMATING 3D FORMS:
Wire (1 foot)
Polymer clay: Super Sculpey
Sanding paper sheets: 100 grits, 120 grits, 400 grits or less.
Always wear a simple mask over your nose and mouth when sanding. Even if the products are non toxic, the small particles may momently irritate your respiratory system.
Silicon and resins and many tools can be purchased at Hasting Plastic: 1704 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.
We will arrange either a visit together, or I will make the purchases for the class.
I can accommodate only two or three soft hot melt polymer casting since this have to be performed with special equipment outside the department.
Scissors and/or cutters
Hot glue gun
Buckets for mixing
Paper cups for mixing
Graduated mixing cups
Wooden mixing sticks and paddles
Sand paper—wet or dry
Paper Masking tape
Disposable filter masks
Cleaning supplies (paper-towels-all purpose cleaner)