2014 Plastic Canvas Blog Hop

Find great projects on this virtual tour!

Happy Easter Everyone! Between celebrating this glorious feast at Church and with your family, you might want to think a bit about some new needlepoint projects. And I have the place for you to go. Crafty Pod is hosting the Second Annual PLastic Canvas Blog Hop. Ten bloggers, including Jenny Henry, Hugs Are Fun, The [...]

How to Use Yarn Scraps to Make Cool, Quick Ornaments

Use leftover yarn and PC rounds to make unique ornaments

If you are like me, you have a ton of projects to finish before Christmas and not too much time to do it in. For me that means on-line shopping. Even so, adding a nice personal touch to your packages Quick-to-stitch and easy to customize. these delightful plastic canvas ornaments are complete almost as soon [...]

Stitching the Rigid Ground

If it has a grid of holes, you can needlepoint on it.

You probably don’t think about it much, but you can do needlepoint, or cross stitch for that matter, on anything that has holes in a grid-like structure. Usually we stitch on canvas which is a grid-like cloth. But I’ve seen stitching on pegboard, screen doors, furniture, car doors, and park benches, just to name a [...]

Let’s Get — Stitching Plastic Canvas

needlepoint pendants from plastic canvas from Crafty Pod

Like Rodney Dangerfield, plastic canvas often gets no respect. And that’s undeserved. This flexible, easy-to-finish ground can be the start of so much wonderful needlepoint. Learn some great ways to finish in this post from the archives. Are your eyes straining to see 18-mesh but you have a huge stash of threads? Try 14-count plastic [...]

Free Pattern for Needlepoint Floor Pouf

Make this high style floor pouf in your choice of colors

Jenny Henry has a delightful, and detailed, post on her blog showing us exactly how to make the wonderful floor pouf. It’s the perfect size for a child and it stitches up really fast using 7-count plastic canvas and inexpensive crochet cotton. With lots and lots of pictures and clear instructions she shows you how [...]