I am one of those students that believes that pre-work required for a class should be finished prior to day one of the class. Our Tucson ANG chapter is fortunate to have Carolyn Mitchell teaching a class in mid-February. The design is titled Mystique. It is a counted geometric design. I am looking forward to actually being in a class. The design area is approximately 13″ X 13″ but not a square. It is an irregular design. I have my eggshell canvas (color did not show true in my photo) on 18″ X 18″ stretcher bars. The original instructions call for 17″ X 17″ stretcher bars but I did not have 17″ evertites stretcher bars so, as I have done many times, I cut my own canvas to fit the bars I have, in this case 18″. A little extra canvas around the design is a good thing.
The photo shows my progress on the pre-work after three days of a couple hours each day. I am using #8 pearl cotton, Ecru. The class offered two color ways but I opted to use my stash…….not sure this was the best decision. In reviewing the supply list I found it a challenge to make substitutions. As a result I have a bag of threads that all can be used together. Some overdyes, some metallics, some floss……way more than I should need. What to use where will be a challenge. What is a class without a challenge?