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The Most Fun and Frugal Craft--Plastic Canvas Needlepoint

The most fun and frugal craft around isPlastic Canvas Needlepoint. The suppliesare very inexpensive and easy to find, plusit's easy to learn for anyone of any age.The charts are easy to read and there's noneed to get out the magnifying glass inorder to see what you're doing!Even the most inexperienced beginner canturn out a project worthy of admiration.

Plastic Canvas Needlepoint is worked bycutting shaped pieces from sheetsof plastic canvas; then working stitcheson the canvas. Worsted weight yarn isthe most common type of yarn used, but specialty plastic canvas yarn is also available.Details are often worked using regularembroidery stitches and embroidery floss.And plastic canvas is a great way to use up theyarn you have left from other projects.

It's a very rewarding kind of needlework.When you work with plastic canvas, projectsare 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 withplastic canvas, from birdhouses to pictureframes to purse accessories to baskets todoorstops. The list just goes on and on!

A handmade gift from the heart is alwaysappreciated. Plastic canvas makes up beautifullyinto nursery items just perfect for those babyshowers. Projects work up quickly andthey are very portable. Many stitchers liketo keep a totebag just to carry along in order tostitch a little when the opportunity arises.

Make accessories for your own home; any patterncan be customized by changing the colors tomatch your decor. It is these handmade detailsthat make a house a "Home".

The sheets of plastic canvas are very, veryinexpensive. They're readily available atdiscount and craft stores. Worsted-weight yarncan be purchased at bargain prices, also. Plus,garage sales and yard sales are great placesto pick up all kinds and colors of yarn. A littlegoes a long way in plastic canvas!

So if you're looking for a craft that is fun andaffordable, look no further...Plastic CanvasNeedlepoint is for you!

Submitted by:

Cyndi Roberts

Cyndi Roberts

For affordable, original plastic canvas needlepoint designs featuring Care Bears, Disney Princess and more, visit Cynthia Roberts' new website: http://www.designsbycynthia.cynroberts.com



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