Trying to choose a needlepoint canvas for your projects can be tricky. There are several different types of canvas, and various gauges available.
Gauge refers to the number of holes per inch in your canvas. Some have just 5 holes per inch, while some have 22 or more. Quick projects without much detail will use a larger gauge, while pieces with a lot of detail will require a finer gauge. The gauge of the canvas will also determine the type of yarn or thread you use to complete your project. A finer gauge will require a finer thread.
The type and gauge you need will depend on your project. If you choose a kit with a printed needlepoint canvas, then the type and gauge are chosen for you, simplifying things a bit. However if you choose to purchase handpainted needlepoint canvases, or if you wish to come up with your own design, then you will want to make sure that the canvas you choose is appropriate for how you will use the finished piece. The following tips will help you decide which canvas you should buy for your project.
Needlepoint is a craft with infinite possibilities and projects for every age and ability. Choosing the appropriate canvas for your project will ensure a beautiful finished piece that will make you truly proud.
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