Costing and Time Recording
[Note: Most of the following materials I already owned, so these figures are estimates based on amount used.]
Papers, including cartridge, tissue, tracing paper, abaca paper– E3
Inks, paints, dyes – E5
Fabrics, threads (machine and hand) – E5
Soluble fabric – E2
Ribbons, beads – E4
Date when design work was started: February 2013 completed: June 2013
Date when embroidered item was started: November 2013 completed: December 2013
Total hours spent working on design work: 40 hours embroidery: 20 hours
HEALTH AND SAFETY
*Avoid inhaling dye powder or dye vapours. Work in a well-ventilated area.
*Keep all dye stuffs in secure, well labelled containers. Keep away from children.
*Keep dye equipment separate from cooking utensils. Use only for dyeing.
*Don’t eat or drink when dyeing.
*Wear old clothes and/or an apron when dyeing. Also use rubber gloves.
*Use in well-lit area. Table and chair should be correct size to ensure comfortable working height and ease of access.
*Socket should be close by to avoid trailing cables and flexes.
*Ideally you should be able to work close to a source of daylight, but failing this try and use daylight bulbs in your lamps. Ensure working area is well-lit to avoid eye strain.
BOOKS REFERRED TO WHEN WORKING THROUGH MODULE ONE
*STITCHES: NEW APPROACHES, Jan Beaney (Batsford, 2004)
*STITCH, DISSOLVE,DISTORT WITH MACHINE EMBROIDERY, Valerie Campbell-Harding & Maggie Grey (Batsford, 2006)
*FRAGILE FABRICS, Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn (Double Trouble Enterprises, 2009)
*GRIDS TO STITCH, Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn (Double Trouble Enterprises, 2006)
*BLACKWORK, Becky Hogg (RSN Essential Guide Stitch, Search Press, 2010)