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Plastic Canvas "How To", Video's

In lesson #7, I showed you how to do an Algerian Plaited Stitch. This is a continuation of that piece. Adding Elegance with the use of seed beads.

In this lesson you'll learn how to do an Algerian Star Stitch. It is very similar to the Algerian Eye stitch, which has 8 stitches, only this has 12 stitches. Here's a short video demonstrating how to do it.

In this lesson you'll learn how to do a Algerian Eye Stitch. Each individual stitch is worked from the outer edge to the same hole in the center. Here's a short video demonstrating how to do it. When you're finished watching the video, be sure to visit my website, www.AddictedToPla... for 5 FREE downloadable patterns!

Basic...Bring your needle up from the back to the front. Wrap the yarn around the needle once and insert the needle back down into the same hole you came up from. Pull tight. Double...Bring your needle up from the back to the front. Wrap the yarn around the needle twice and insert the needle back down into the same hole you came up from. Pull tight.

Thoroughly covering all of the seams and corners of your plastic canvas project is essential if you want it to look professional. No plastic should show. And your borders should clearly frame the piece you're stitching so it really stands out when finished.

Plastic canvas "count" refers to the number of squares or holes per inch. 7-count means that there are seven squares or holes per inch. Other plastic canvas counts are 10-count, 14-count, and 5-count.

One of the easiest stitches in plastic canvas is the whipstitch. It can be used to stitch two pieces of canvas together, quickly and easily. Here's a short video demonstrating how to do it.