Mmmmm, many of the materials used were already in my stash.
In future, I must keep track of costs in a separate book together with receipts.
But, I have just replenished many of my stationery materials at a cost of £93.78 as I was running low, so it is probably fair to say this is what I've used for the course.
My main new large expense has been a wax pot and paraffin wax - £79.50.
Polyfilla and interestingly textured things from a pound shop and probably amounted to about £5.
As I'd not used procion dyes before, procion dye starter pack £15.95
Separate procion colours £11.20
Washing Soda 1Kg £1.00
Other main new items:
Golden Open Acrylics £20.00
Acrylic Wax £8.75
Block Printing Ink £9.20
Misc threads and material £10.00
Based on the routine I managed to get into at the beginning of the year, if I block out the time I can complete a chapter (obviously depending on the content) in two weeks, based on 2x8 hour days per week. So, for 13 chapters, over the elapsed time I have probably put in about 400 hours. I realise I have gone 'off piste' and done some sewing and other tasks that were not in the programme.
Health and Safety
Any particular health and safety details have been noted as I performed the tasks.
- keep wires from electrical items away from main thoroughfares
- take a break and move around at least once an hour
- keep 'sharps', e.g. scissors, awls, bradawls, etc in cork
- wear rubber gloves when using bleach and keep room ventilated
- dispose of sharps considerately.
Storage of Work, Materials, Tools and Equipment
Design Work in Progress - kept flat in portfolio and easily accessible
Completed embroidery - boxed, wrapped in acid free tissue or framed
Completed design work - kept flat, in folders, in cardboard boxes
Papers for design work - kept flat and covered to keep clean
Inks - lids secure in rainbow storage tower, attic
Paints for design work - lids secure in plastic crates
Other items like glue, bleach, sprays - lids secure, labelled clearly, away from children and pets
Embroidery work in progress - covered, usually in pillow case, easily accessible
Fabrics - in under-the-bed crates in attic, fabrics in use in reusable supermarket bags
Threads - stranded - wound onto bobbins, by colour, in plastic containers
- sewing machine - in plastic shoe boxes, by colour
- interesting textured - in plastic shoe boxes, by colour
- machine embroidery - on covered stand
Beads - small plastic containers in shoe box
Metal threads - acid free tissue in plastic toolbox
Dyes - lids secure, plastic container
Sewing machines, embellisher - upright, covered, normal room temperature
Special materials, e.g. abaca tissue, lutradur - rainbow storage tower, attic
Printing materials - under-the-bed crate, attic (when not in use)
Lino cutting tools - rainbow storage tower, attic
Other electrical equipment - rainbow storage tower, flex lightly wound, stored when cold.
Authentication of work