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Plastic Canvas Fun

Jewel displaying her first project!

Jewel displaying her first project!

To help the Little Keepers get the hang of plastic canvas stitching, we all started by making the same thing: a refrigerator magnet made from a pre-cut cross shape.  Each girl chose a single color for the center, and a second color for the edging.  Mothers and daughter worked together to get the hang of the continental stitch, then the overcast stitch.  Each girl then chose a second item to make to complete her badge.  Most of them learned to follow a pattern with this item, by making a door hanger.

Meanwhile, the “big girl” Keepers began directly on a larger project.  Our girls chose diverse projects such as a set of coasters, a wall hanging, and a tissue box holder.  Naturally, they were helped to learn to carefully count and cut their canvas, and follow a pattern, even as the group leaders helped them master the basic stitches.  The girls worked on their projects at home between group meetings, allowing them to complete these substantial items within the limited time frame of our homeschool co-op based meeting series.

The first photo shows a Little Keeper, Jewel, proudly displaying her cross.  The other shows the “big girl” Keepers hard at work on their projects.

Tiffany Holley, Mississippi

Working on plastic canvas projects

Working on plastic canvas projects