Thank you. This was my first counted cross-stitch project. I generally use my own supplies and substitute thread colors to what I have available. I think a sampler such as this project, is a good place to begin, as there is a lot of white space; and therefore, it goes more quickly than a completely filled in design. Also, I find that the 14-count Aida cloth is the best cloth to use for beginners as the holes are easier to see. The class is well done; and made it fun to stitch. I'd recommend it as a place to start.