FABRIC: choose three or four color families, such as blue, pink, green, yellow or purple. Any colors will work, so don't worry about "matching" the color families to each other. Bring 2 to 8 lights, 2 to 8 medium and 2 to 8 darks in that family. Make sure your fabric is not busy prints. A fat quarter of each is fine. You may bring more color families or more values if you wish. (Fabric will be available for purchase in class)
You can also use Karen Combs' gradated fabric, available in class. She will bring many colors with her to the the lecture and the class. If you use Karen's fabrics, select 2 or 3 colors you enjoy working with.
What is a busy print? Any high contrast print such as white over a dark color, a small calico print or a "loud" print. The fabric "Fossil Fern" is a good example of a non-busy print. CLICK HERE TO SEE FABRIC SUGGESTIONS