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Putting A Needlepoint Design On Canvas Design choices, canvas choices, thread choices and even needle choices are several of the creative alternatives available to a needlepoint crafter. The uninitiated needlepoint novice may wonder what the big deal is between one option and another, and why more skillful crafters get so excited when they talk about their preferences. One of the areas where preference is strong opinion for many individuals is the design of the needlepoint canvas. Methods of Pattern Creation The pattern on a canvas might be printed, stitch-painted, hand painted, Giclee printed, computer printed, or silk-screened. Because they can be churned out by a machine quickly and shipped in large quantities, printed canvasses will normally cost less than other varieties. When compared to printed canvasses, screen printing generates a better product and isn't that much more expensive. Used to print posters and other art-type projects, Giclee printers are very large. If you have the correct type of ink, computer printed canvasses can be done in the home on a computer printer. Hand painted canvases are the only ones that have curves, and consequently, there may be more than one color on some intersections. Only the intersections are painted on stitch-painted canvases, so there is never any doubt about which color to utilize. Clarity of Design Since printed canvases are run through a machine, the paint may sometimes be slightly off-center, so that the crafter must make a decision between two possible places to make the stitch. This can happen with other printing methods too because needlepoint canvas isn't commonly an even weave and colors can easily go off the thread. There's also holes in which the colors can get lost. Rare in hand painted canvases and virtually non-existent on stitch-painted canvases are off-center patterns. Making an Original The longer somebody does needlepoint, the more often they will recognize particular designs and themes. In fact, some designs seem to be rolled onto canvases in the thousands and sent to every craft store and internet based shop in the country. This seems true because printed canvases are created en masse, and popular designs are repeated with little variation in order to promote large sales. This just isn't the case for hand painted or stitch-painted canvases. In fact, every canvas is a unique work of art, even though either of these could have a similar theme or quotation as the popular printed variety. Details Matter The amount of detail in the design is another contrast between the many methods of canvas painting. Screen-printing is one of the most expensive methods so the number of colors used is frequently limited, which affects design choices. Giclee and computer printing are very good for modest designs but as they get larger, they lose more and more detail. Stitch painting entails painting the intersections of each thread, so there is a high level of specific detail. A high level of detail is also in hand painting, but there may be more than one color on the intersections given Po's Needlepoint LLC

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Putting A Needlepoint Design On Canvas that the entire canvas in painted. Whether they use one of the numerous different varieties of canvases and patterns available or even make their very own, there's something for all needlepoint crafters to enjoy. The variation in quality, expense, and design between the printing and painting methods are the reason why crafters often develop a strong preference for a specific type of needlepoint canvas. Most beginning crafters will most likely opt for simpler designs at first, so the less expensive printed canvases are a good place to start. Even though stitch-painting may have more detail, the clarity of the design and the straightforward color placement makes it a good starting point, too. By using high quality needlepoint canvas that will depict your hard work, you can improve your skills. Find out more about Pos Point by going to their website which is

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Putting A Needlepoint Design On Canvas  

By using high quality needlepoint canvas that will depict your hard work, you can improve your skills. Find out more about Pos Point by goin...

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