Thanks for all the information! Hopefully you will stumble across those class notes at some point, but no rush on my account. I can't get started on the barrette until April. It seems that each time I get something cleaned from my plate, someone adds another two helpings. I'm sure there are guidelines on the internet for when I'm ready to begin.

I had no idea the use of canvas dated so far back. Thank you for soothing my traditional heart smile It makes sense, we use what we have. But I would NEVER have thought of painting the canvas! I have only seen people beading on canvas twice and it did not look painted. I wonder if they may have thinned the paint.

Jane Winkler, Editor
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