My continuing mission to bring plastic canvas to the people...

21 Jan 2010

There are many reasons to love CRAFT, but one of my biggest is that they let me do stuff like this. Check out my tutorial over there for this crafty storage box.

...Why yes, it is made of plastic canvas! But I added some fabric inserts to change up the look.

Also, days and days of cold, grey weather make me craft in the brightest colors I can find.

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love it!
yep, good colors for this gloomy weather.


Hi, Janet! Thank you! It's nice to "see" you again!


I love this project, it's got everything. I'm blogging about it today.

Keep Stitching,
Janet


Saw this project via Craft on Twitter. Plastic canvas it totally underrated - it's such a versatile material (I LOVE the addition of fabric - smart stuff) - everyone should try it!

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Two sources I like are Annie's Attic (http://www.anniesattic.com/) and
Everything Plastic Canvas (http://www.everythingplasticcanvas.com/)

Hope those are helpful!


Love what you've done here with the colour and the fabric! I have problems here in the UK getting hold of plastic canvas in the size and shape I want (eg. 9 inch circles) - know of any good sources?


love the colors and the fabric! great idea!


When I was a kid I used to sneak around the corner and hang out with an unemployed woman in her 30's who spent her days smoking, drinking and watching soap operas. I knew I would get in so much trouble for going in her house but I didn't care because she taught me how to make plastic canvas furniture for my Barbies. We made stools, a vanity, beds, a couch and even a kitchen set. I remember the vanity had a tin foil mirror. I love plastic canvas so much! The colors you used are fabulous!


Rachel, that is my favorite story ever! There's a whole novel in it!


Diane, this is so cool. Your work is always so crisp and well-crafted.


Aw, thanks, Chris! XO


Can you post a tutorial on begginers needle pointing on canvas? I have tried to do it but dont' understand how. Thank you


Hi, Rhonda - for needlepoint, the best person to go to is Janet of
Nuts About Needlepoint: http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com/

She has a great free email course for needlepoint beginners. Hope that
helps!


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Can you post a tutorial on begginers needle pointing on canvas? I have tried to do it but dont' understand how. Thank you


Hi, Rhonda - for needlepoint, the best person to go to is Janet of
Nuts About Needlepoint: http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com/

She has a great free email course for needlepoint beginners. Hope that
helps!



I have tons of plastic canvas that was given to me, but I don't know how to needle point canvas. I've tried without success. So, I'm excited about finding you. Yea!


Thanks for the quick reply!

I have this crazy idea of making my son series of stacking boxes/trays with various-sized holes cut in the bottoms to make a LEGO sorter... so the smaller pieces would fall through to the bottom, etc. (I saw a plastic version online but it was pricey!)

I've been downloading your podcasts and recently bought your building a blog audience e-book. Very educational!


Holly

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I suppose you could - the trick in that case would just be to get them nice and snug over the canvas. It might make sense to do a few tiny stitches in the center of each panel to anchor the fabric to the canvas.


I'm intrigued by the fabric inserts... could you make them cover almost the entire sides of the box? And just have the yarn to connect the pieces?


I, too, have been trying to keep plastic canvas alive. I created all kinds of things with plastic canvas over the years but found the PC Kissees to be the most fun. I have a blog post on where to find some free plastic canvas kissees and the books I have found that were created for PC Kissees and whatever other names they were under. Stop on by and check out my blog post if you are interested in seeing these cuties.
http://www.blog.grandma-marilyns.com/2010/08/plastic-canvas-kissies-upda...


I have started using plastic canvas as a stabilizing method in felt food construction. I love that it's light weight, washable and holds up so much better than cardboard. Not sure if this counts as keeping plastic canvas alive but I think it is a much underutilized resource with a billion different applications.


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