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Let's Get Together with Plastic Canvas, yeah! Part 1

Greetings to all. It's an absolute pleasure for me to be a plastic canvas contributor for Sanspec Collection. In 1985, a co-worker introduced me to needlepoint on plastic canvas. Many admired and purchased my product over the years

 

LET'S TALK ABOUT PLASTIC CANVAS

For the easiest of the Needlepoint activities, crafters most commonly use plastic canvas. To mimic embroidery cloth, the crafter used lightweight plastic with regular holes. With a large needle, they worked with acrylic or wool knitting yarn. 

 MATERIAL NEEDED FOR THE PLASTIC CANVAS ART:

 Canvas

Here is a brief introduction to the world of Plastic Canvas. The "count" of plastic canvas refers to the number of squares or holes per inch. Plastic canvas with seven squares or holes is the largest.

There are several types of plastic canvas, but the most common one is the 7-count mesh canvas. All the others are 10-count mesh, while the smallest is a 14-count mesh. You can stitch most projects on regular plastic canvas.

Needles

It's easy to make stunning works of art with plastic canvas needles. These metal/plastic needles size16 are blunt points and ideal for use with a seven-point mesh plastic canvas. Use a size18 blunt tapestry needle for the 10-mesh count and a size 24 blunt tapestry needle for the 14-count mesh. 

YARN

It is advisable to use regular worsted weight yarn. Worsted-weight yarn is about 50 yards per ounce, and nylon plastic canvas yarn is about 42 yards per ounce. Besides being economical, it is also available in various colors, and almost everywhere you look, you'll find it

 PATTERNS

Express your creative side with various plastic canvas patterns such as coasters, tissue box covers, and mouse pads, to name a few items. 

More information in my next blog. Hint: Do you know the Basic Stitches?

 

 

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