Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Chinese Flower Project Lesson 1
Upon our return from London I found a Post Office form in the stacks of mail that had accumulated informing me to pick up a package. It was the kit from Trish Burr's online correspondence course. Finally! I have to admit, this is the most professional kit I've ever purchased. Look at the book - it's covered beautifully with a photo of the project and it's even bound. Usually the instructions are just stapled. And notice the extra photo on the left. This is an accurate photo of the project so we can see what the colors should look like.
This is a close up of the design printed on the fabric. Everything came neatly packaged in plastic, with not a wrinkle in it!
And here is my jumble of threads. Trish worked this project using Anchor threads, but gave us a conversion to DMC threads. As I have all of the DMC threads I could have used them, but I decided to go ahead and get the Anchor threads as this is a learning experience for me. As I mentioned in a previous post, I drove to Laguna Beach, only about 20 minutes away, and purchased the threads in a lovely shop called Strands and Stitches, right on Pacific Coast Highway. What a nice excuse to visit the beach!
I also purchased Trish's DVD and watched it, and hope to make a start on Lesson 1 this week. We have to stitch the rose buds and leaf in the top left hand corner. I still haven't decided whether to mount it in my large sit-upon hoop or in a frame.