Friday, April 9, 2010

She's making a list and checking it twice....

Morrisburg is happening soon!

Hi Everyone,

In just a few short weeks Morrisburg will be upon us.  It's an annual gathering of 30+ women from Ontario and Quebec.  We meet for a long weekend and clay all weekend long.  I was dragged kicking and screaming to it five years ago by some women I had barely gotten to know at Guild.  I then became one of the biggest converts as the session had met and exceeded my every expectation.  It's now something I look forward to every year.

There's lots of claying, eating, laughter, friendship, and happy exhaustion.  Everyone is incredibly warm and giving in their time, talent, and companionship.  I'm smiling as I type this because it's just so much fun.

The photos above are a collage of the lessons that we'll be learning this year.  It's a good mix of items and I'm looking forward to each and every one of them.  I'll be giving a tutorial in one of the evenings, on some caning techniques that I've been playing with.  You'll get to see the canes after Morrisburg.

I've started putting some things aside for packing.  Here's the list of everything I've got to put together and figure out how to pack.  There will be a lot of "oh, and I guess I should also add..." as I browse my hobby room.  Fortunately I know that if I forget something someone else will have one.

Paints, Inks, Liquids and other tints
  • Acrylic paints in favourite colours
  • Glazing medium or pre-mixed acrylic glazes
  • Dollar store paint brushes
  • Paint Pallette
  • Pallette knife
  • Acrylic gel medium that dries clear (Golden brand or modge podge)
  • Pearlized acrylic paint
  • Stamping ink
  • Water container
  • Alcohol inks
  • Pearlex powders
  • Future floor finish
  • Armorall
  • Water spray bottle
  • Alcohol
  • fabric acrylic paints or inks(Dye Na Flow) - 1-3 colours
  • sponges and makeup brushes
  • Liquid Clay
  • Wooden boxes
  • Small tins
  • Empty match boxes
  • Bottles
  • Glued books

  • Glue – White craft glue and acid free glue stick – PVA or archival
  • Loctite
  • TLS
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Weldbond

Blades and Cutters
  • Cane cutting blades
  • Heavy duty utility knife with supply of extra blades
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Cookie cutters
  • Chef scoopy thingy
  • Kemper cutters

  • Cork-backed metal ruler
  • Cutting Mat or cardboard
  • Small measuring containers from Lee Valley
  • Bone folder
  • Wax paper
  • Paper towels
  • Hole punches
  • Gloves for hot clay
  • Styrofoam
  • Bull dog clips
  • Straight pins
  • Key rings
  • Plastic sheet protectors
  • Sponges
  • Toothbrush
  • Credit card
  • -20 g. wire and flat-nose plier
  • -cotton balls
  • knitting needle
  • mica sheets
  • Small white vinyl canvas
  • Mr. Clean magic eraser

Clay Tools
  • Extruder
  • Roller
  • Tile/s
  • Pasta Machine
  • Polymer clay extruder with discs

  • Bake n Bend clay
  • -polymer clay - white,black, translucent,ecru,pearl and brown
  • black clay
  • Scrap clay
  • light coloured polymer clay
  • Play dough
  • Flesh
  • Other colours
  • Samples for tutorial

Textures and stamps
  • Images for collages and transfers
  • -small rubber stamps (ex. star,leaf)
  • Textures
  • Word stamps

  • beads,
  • headpins, earrings
  • glitter,
  • marker pens,
  • brads, eyelets & eyelet setter,
  • found objects,
  • ribbons, yarns, wire, bits of fabric, sewing needles, thread, coins, buttons

Junque Table stuff
Show and Tell


2 Good Claymates said...

Ahhh, can I come?

Sounds like sooo much fun!

Dlsarmywife said...

Ooooh it does indeed sound like a wonderful time. I attending something similar, that was scrapbooking related several years ago and I had a wonderful time. I would LOVE to find something like that polymer clay related in my area!

BTW can you share with us what the "CHEF SCOOPY THING" is??? I am thoroughly intrigued! =D

Gail said...

HA HA.. you forgot the kitchen sink..
Sandy thanks for posting this list.. It will help alot.
And I agree, the Morrisburg gathering is a lot of fun.. I didn't get to go last year and missed it.. almost messed up this year by thinking I had registered but hadn't. All is well though, as I did a follow up with Margi and Cheryl and I are now offically registered..

Violette Laporte said...

Great description of a fun weekend. Do I have permission to repost on the clayamies list and on the Morrisburg blog? Can't wait!!

Louise said...

There is also books and beads for the give away.