Quilt Con is upon us!
I have gotten some emails concerning supplies. Particularly ink. You want oil based relief ink. Speed Ball produces an oil based ink that will work just fine. Or if you are looking to place an order, Daniel Smith is my recommendation! They have ink, they have palette knifes, they have miracle gel, and they have top notch customer service.
You don't have to pre-wash your fabric, but you can!
As far as blocks go, I recommend unmounted blocks, and I suggest that you get a few different types. There is a white type of block that is super easy to carve. Then there is a gray kind. You should be able to bend it. If you are really lucky you might chance upon a glossy gray block. It is soft, and structured... so it isn't painful to carve but you can get nice detail. The tan stuff is fine, it's just rough.
Carving tool. Get the speed ball set that comes with multiple ends. DO NOT get the pulling/hooked kind. You will regret it. Those usually show up in my classes when you are using a vintage tool that someone found in an attic/basement. Get a new tool. The ends are sharp, it's not expensive, and it's what you need.
These were the main concerns addressed in the emails!
I'm excited to meet all of you. We are going to have a great time!
Leave comments with any other questions! I'll respond to them here
hooray for Quilt Con.