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ANG 2022 Seminar and Mesa Triangle with Kathy Rees, Day 1
July 30, 2022, 10:47 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2022, Mesa Triangle - Kathy Rees

My first class at the 50th Anniversary of ANG is Mesa Triangle with Kathy Rees. I decided to make 2022 the year of the applique (my EGA Step 5 post will be coming soon).

Her advertised description: “An abstract geometric, Mesa Triangle features a triangle of batik fabric appliqued to the canvas. A variety of stitches, including couching over laid cording, are used to produce movement within the design.  Compensation and placement of stitched areas will be discussed and the student will be encouraged to adapt the piece to reflect their personal interpretation.” The piece is 3.5″ x 12″ design size.

Day 1 went well despite me forgetting my lap stand. I am managing by resting it between my lap and the table.

I stayed pace with the class. Some are ahead of me, some behind, and at least one person decided to place things where they fall upon her first count (not following the diagrams accuratly at least twice from what i heard). Kathy reminded her that consistency will be important. At least 3 of the 6 people on my side of the room had to rip out something once or twice – ok – 3 times! Only one mistake irrated me because of how far I had gotten. But, it was rectified quickly enough.

Progress from the morning and afternoon 3-hour sessions. The overdyed floss is Mesa Sunset. Beautiful! No stitching in the evening. Giving my eyes a break!

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Glad you are having a great 😊 time! Do like the colors. Wise to rest your eyes in the evening. Can remember many a time looking at what I had done the night before and knew I was going to have to rip it out! Arrgh!
Enjoy your day!

Comment by Jacqui

Yeah, I know about those evenings!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Totally agree about resting your eyes. I never understood the theory of assigning “homework ” after the student had been stitching all day, and not always in a well lit room. Anyway, to me, seminar needs to have equal parts of class, socialization, fun, and rest. Enjoy your time!

Comment by Pat

Hi Pat, That’s exactly what Kathy Rees said. We’ve been inside stitching for 2 years – it’s time to socialize! Some rooms are not well lit at all. I have a light.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

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