The Most Fun and Frugal Craft-Plastic Canvas Needlepoint
By: Cyndi Roberts
The most fun and frugal craft around is Plastic Canvas Needlepoint. The supplies are very inexpensive and easy to find, plus it's easy to learn for anyone of any age.The charts are easy to read & there's no need to get out the magnifying glass in order to see what you're doing! Even the most inexperienced beginner can turn out a project
The Ribbed Wheels Stitch is a decorative stitch. It is extremely durable and may be
Ribbed Wheels Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, move up and to the left over three canvas intersections, bring the needle down at B. Bring the needle up at C, move up over three canvas threads, bring the needle down at B, (again). Bring the needle up at D, move up and to the right over three canvas intersections, bring the needle down at B. Bring the needle up at E, move to the right over three canvas threads, bring the needle down at B. continue working in this manner until you have completed the above diagram. Then, continue on to diagram 2...
Ribbed Wheels Stitch (Diagram 2):
Bring a new needle of yarn up at B and wrap the yarn around the "C" straight stitch. Maintaining an even tension, move the needle under and around the "A" diagonal stitch. Continue to maintain an even tension and wrap the yarn around the "I" straight stitch. Continue working in this manner until you have completed a circle and arrived at where you started. Now, continue on to diagram 3...
Ribbed Wheels Stitch (Diagram 3):
Once we have completed the first wheel (circle) and arrived at the point at which we began, start a second wheel, next to the one we just finished. Continue working the wheels until you have reached the end of the straight stitches...
easily rescaled. Basically, this stitch consists of two parts. The first part of the stitch is the straight and diagonal stitches, illustrated in Diagram 1. The second part of the stitch is reminiscent of the spider web stitch. "Wheels" are created around the straight and diagonal stitches, illustrated in Diagram 2 and Diagram 3. Although not illustrated here, there is also a ribbed wheels reverse stitch that creates a flatter appearance. The flat appearance is a result of wrapping the yarn in the opposite direction of the regular ribbed wheels stitch. Three diagrams have been used to demonstrate this stitch. Clicking on the PRINTABLE VERSION icon, located at the end of the series of diagrams, will direct you to the page to print these instructions. Do you have a sample of this stitch that you would like to share? If so, click here...
from other projects.
It's a very rewarding kind of needlework.When you work with plastic canvas, projects are not just flat wall hangings or pillows.Probably the item most people think of whenthey think of plastic canvas is a tissuebox cover, but so much more can be done with plastic canvas, from birdhouses to picture frames to purse accessories to
worthy of admiration.
Plastic Canvas Needlepoint is worked by cutting shaped pieces from sheetsof plastic canvas; then working stitcheson the canvas. Worsted weight yarn is the most common type of yarn used, but specialty plastic canvas yarn is also available.Details are often worked using regular embroidery stitches and embroidery floss.And plastic canvas is a great way to use up any you have left
baskets to doorstops. The list just goes on and on!
A handmade gift from the heart is always appreciated. Plastic canvas makes up beautifully into nursery items just perfect for those babyshowers. Projects work up quickly and they are very portable. Many stitchers like to keep a totebag just to carry along in order to stitch a little when the opportunity arises.
Make accessories for your own home; any pattern can be customized by changing the colors to match your decor. It is these handmade details that make a house a "Home".
The sheets of plastic canvas are very, very inexpensive. They're readily available atdiscount and craft stores. Worsted-weight yarn can be purchased at bargain prices, also. Plus, garage
sales and yard sales are great places to pick up all kinds and colors of yarn. A
little goes a long way in plastic canvas!
So if you're looking for a craft that is fun and affordable, look no further...Plastic Canvas Needlepoint is for you!
About The Author:
For affordable, original plastic canvas needlepoint designs featuring Care Bears, Disney Princess and more, visit Cynthia Roberts' new website:
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