Most of the materials used for this module were recycled or scraps/offcuts, often from earlier modules, so I am just listing a few items that were new or previously unused.
FuseFX – used half a packet each of black and white £2
1 sheet of shrink plastic 70p
Bondaweb approx. 1/4 metre 80p
Photo paper £2.50
Assorted fabric pieces/beads/threads £5
Potassium permanganate, used small amount £2
Eggs (for tempera) box of 6 £1.70
A3 presentation folder for storage £6.99
Additional Health and Safety Notes for Module 6
- I keep a separate set of (old) saucepans, measuring jugs, trays, wooden spoons, plastic teaspoons, tongs etc. for dyeing, marked “not for food use” and stored in an outbuilding. I always use these even when dyeing with natural products such as onion skins.
- Handling potassium permanganate – be aware of the COSHH regulations for any chemicals you handle or supply to others. When purchasing, you should be given a safety data sheet (often also available online). Always wear gloves when handling potassium permanganate and avoid contact with skin and eyes; ensure adequate ventilation. It is an oxidising agent and should be stored away from flammable and combustible materials, heat and sources of ignition. Always store chemicals in their original containers.
And finally - to prove it is me, a photo of me stitching out the sample for the illustrated essay.