To Print or Not to Print


Each Study in Colour chart has 8 pages of instructions, chart information, and supply details.

I'm here to tell you that every page has good information, and you're welcome to print all the pages for your files.

However, to save paper and to save your sanity, you really only need to print page 3.

Page three is the full-sized chart of the upper left quadrant of the full design. When printed, it fits beautifully on one page of 8-1/2x11" paper. Which, by the way, fits perfectly on your brand new fun clip board you selected at the office supply store!

*Most* of the Study in Colour charts selected for the Stitchery Crossover in Color courses split nicely into four equal and repeating quadrants.


In other words, the chart for the upper left (page 3) if rotated 90 degrees clockwise becomes the chart for the upper right quadrant. If rotated again 90 degrees clockwise, the same chart becomes the lower right quadrant. And if rotated one last time 90 degrees clockwise, the design is the same for the lower left quadrant of the stitchery.

Look for the triangular-shaped carat at the top and on the left side of the chart section on page three. That marks the center of the chart, and the exact location where one quadrant ends and the next one begins.

Asymmetrical Elements

While most of the Study in Colour charts have repeating quadrants. Be warned! They may not always follow this formula!

Even more likely is the possibility that chart elements may not always be perfectly asymmetrical.

It's very easy to get on a roll and stitch the repeating patterns to complete a round of stitching, only to discover that the corners don't match up because part of the chart had a slight variation to make the repeating math work so design elements connect.

This isn't a bad thing, but it is something to watch for. Reverse stitching is always an option, but never as much fun as making progress.