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Education

Learn about your favorite needlework craft

Education

Learn about your favorite needlework craft

Paint your Own Canvas

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Canvas should be painted using good quality water-proof acrylic paints. Quality paints have more pigment and cover the canvas better. DMC recommends Liquitex Opaque Acrylic Artist Colour because it's available in a nice range of colours, and easy to find.

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Blocking Tapestry/Needlepoint Canvas

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When the tapestry/needlepoint design is finished most canvas work will need to be blocked. Blocking is the method used to straighten and square the canvas back into its original shape. Blocking can be done with a bit of time and patience or you can contact your local Needlework shop and have a professional block the canvas for you.

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Thread your Needle

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To thread your needle it is easiest to use the DMC Needle Threader. To use the DMC Needle Threader, slide the eye of the needle onto the hook, then loop the thread on the hook and pass the hook through the eye of the needle and pull the thread through.

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Block your Crochet Project

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Blocking is a process in which your crocheted item is gently stretched or pinned into the proper shape, then allowed to dry naturally so it will stay in shape. Blocking can be as simple as using a warm iron to press a garment to the correct shape or it may be as structured as using a stiffening solution such as starch to make the item stiff.

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Selecting the right Canvas

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Canvas is selected based on the mesh size – the number of holes per inch of canvas – and threads selected for a tapestry/needlepoint project are based on the mesh count.

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