What does a continental stitch look like?
The continental is very much like the half-cross stitch, but it uses a medium amount of thread and has a medium amount of coverage on the back of your canvas. The motions are also the same as the half cross, but they go in an opposite direction on the back of your canvas.
What thread do you use for plastic canvas?
The best type of yarn to use is regular worsted weight yarn. It’s economical, comes in a variety of colors, and can be bought almost anywhere. I never use the type of yarn sold in those little skeins just for plastic canvas. It is expensive and not necessary to do so.
How do you cut a plastic canvas pattern?
Scissors, kitchen shears or craft cutters are good for cutting long, straight lines and most diagonal shaping. Small scissors or nail clippers are good for inside cutouts or small items. Cut your project piece out to look just like the graph, or count holes as specified in cutting instructions.
What can you do with plastic canvas?
Because of its rigidity, plastic canvas can be used to create 3-dimensional projects like tissue box covers, ornaments, totes, and so much more that just couldn’t be made with cloth. The possibilities of this craft are endless!! Take a look at some of the ideas on our plastic canvas projects page!