How Needlepoint Patterns Are Placed On Canvases Design choices, canvas choices, thread choices and also needle choices are many of the creative alternatives available to a needlepoint crafter. The inexperienced needlepoint novice may wonder what the big deal is between one option and another, and why more experienced crafters get so excited when they discuss their preferences. The design on the needlepoint canvas is one of these areas where preference is strong opinion for many people. Methods of Design Creation Printed, stitch-painted, hand painted, Giclee printed, computer printed or silk screened are some ways the design on a canvas can be produced. Printed canvases will most likely cost less than other varieties given that they can be produced by a machine quickly and shipped in large quantities. Screen-printing produces a far better product than printed canvases, and isn't significantly more expensive. Giclee printers are very large and are used to print posters and other art-type projects, also. If you have the correct type of ink, computer printed canvasses can be done at home on a computer printer. There might be more than one color on some intersections on a hand painted canvas since these are the only ones that have curves. There's never any doubt about which color to use because only the intersections are painted on stitch-painted canvases. Clarity of Pattern The crafter may need to make a choice between two possible places to make the stitch; this is due to the fact that printed canvases are run through a machine and the paint may sometimes be slightly off-center. This can happen with other printing methods also because needlepoint canvas is not usually an even weave and colors can easily go off the thread. There are also holes in which the colors can get lost. An off-center pattern is rare in hand painted canvases and almost nonexistent on stitch-painted canvases. Creating an Original The longer someone does needlepoint, the more often they will recognize particular designs and themes. Rolled onto canvases in the thousands and then shipped, some designs seem to be in every craft store and online shop in the country. This seems true because printed canvases are made en masse, and popular designs are repeated with little variation as a way to promote large sales. For hand-painted or stitch-painted canvasses, this isn't the case. In fact, each canvas is a unique work of art, even though either of these may have a similar theme or quotation as the popular printed variety. Design Detail Another difference between the different methods of canvas printing is the level of detail in the design. One of the most expensive methods of printing is screen-printing and this affects design choices because the number of colors used is often limited. For small designs, Giclee and computer printing are perfect, but they lose more and more detail the bigger they get. There's a high level of specific detail as stitch painting involves painting the intersections of each thread. A Po's Needlepoint LLC
How Needlepoint Patterns Are Placed On Canvases high level of detail is also in hand painting, but there may be more than one color on the intersections given that the entire canvas in painted. Whether they use one of the many different varieties of canvases and patterns available or even make their own, there is something for all needlepoint crafters to enjoy. The variation in quality, expense, and design between the printing and painting methods are the reason that crafters typically develop a strong preference for a particular type of needlepoint canvas. Most beginning crafters will likely select simpler designs at first, so the cheaper printed canvases are a great place to start. Even though stitch-painting may have more detail, the clarity of the design and the straightforward color placement makes it an excellent starting point, also. Design choices, canvas choices, thread choices and also needle choices are many of the creative alternatives available t...
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Published on Apr 14, 2014
Published on Apr 14, 2014
Design choices, canvas choices, thread choices and also needle choices are many of the creative alternatives available t...