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There Are Lots Of Alternatives For Needlepoint Canvas Design A needlepoint crafter has lots of creative alternatives, such as design choices, canvas choices, thread choices, and also needle choices. More skillful crafters get rather excited when they discuss their preferences, which may leave the inexperienced needlepoint beginners wondering what the big deal is between one option and another. One of the areas where preference will become strong opinion for many is the pattern of the needlepoint canvas. Creating the Pattern Printed, stitch-painted, hand painted, Giclee printed, computer printed or silk screened are several ways the pattern on a canvas can be produced. Since they can be created by a machine quickly and shipped in large quantities, printed canvasses will most likely cost less than other varieties. When compared to printed canvasses, screen printing produces a better product and is not that much more expensive. Giclee printers are really large and are used to print posters and other arttype projects, as well. Computer printed canvases are printed by computer printers, and can even be done in your own home if you have the right type of ink. There could be more than one color on some intersections on a hand painted canvas since these are the only ones that have curves. Only the intersections are painted on stitch-painted canvases, so there isn't any doubt about which color to use. Clarity of Pattern Since printed canvases are run through a machine, the paint may occasionally be slightly offcenter, so that the crafter must make a choice between two possible places to make the stitch. 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 where the colors can get lost. An off-center design is unusual in hand painted canvases and practically non-existent on stitch-painted canvases. Creating an Original Specific designs and themes will be more easily recognized the longer somebody does needlepoint, In fact, some designs appear to be rolled onto canvases in the thousands and shipped to every craft store and online shop in the country. This seems true because printed canvases are made en masse, and popular designs are duplicated with little variation in order to promote large sales. This just isn't the case for hand painted or stitch-painted canvases. In fact, even though either of these may have a similar theme or quotation as the popular printed variety, each and every canvas is a unique work of art. Design Detail Another distinction between the different methods of canvas printing is the level of detail in the design. One of the priciest methods of printing is screen-printing and this affects design choices because the number of colors used is typically limited. For modest designs, Giclee and computer printing are good, but they lose more and more detail the bigger they get. There is a high level of Po's Needlepoint LLC

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There Are Lots Of Alternatives For Needlepoint Canvas Design specific detail as stitch painting consists of painting the intersections of each thread. A high level of detail is also in hand painting, but there might be more than one color on the intersections as the entire canvas in painted. Whether they use one of the many different varieties of canvases and patterns available or even make their very own, there is something for all needlepoint crafters to enjoy. The variation in quality, cost, and design between the printing and painting methods are the reason why crafters typically develop a strong preference for a particular type of needlepoint canvas. The less costly printed canvases are an excellent place to start so most beginning crafters will likely opt for simpler designs at first. Even though stitch-painting may have more detail, the clarity of the design and the easy color placement makes it an excellent starting point, too. You'll find hundreds of different themed needlepoint canvas options when you shop on the net. For lots more information on Pos Point, see them at the website,

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There Are Lots Of Alternatives For Needlepoint Canvas Design  

You'll find hundreds of different themed needlepoint canvas options when you shop on the net. For lots more information on Pos Point, see th...

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