Fabric Works: Contemporary Collage Supply List

Tracy Thomason


Sketchbook (Such as Canson Field Sketchbook, 9x12”)


12” ruler


2b Sketching Pencils


Gum eraser


Fabric Scissors


Set of hand sewing needles


1 spool each of black and white thread in cotton or polyester (400 yards or equivalent)


Craft and Fabric glue (such as sobo)


Students will be asked to collect found materials from their home/surroundings that can be incorporated into their projects, but that will be discussed the first class. I will also bring in assorted samples for the class to use for introductory collages the first day.


*Bulk for the Class (Include a Materials Fee)*


Cotton muslin (bolt for the class)


Tracing paper (roll for the class)


Polyester filling for 3 dimensional projects

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