All canvases sold as KITS;
unless you choose the 15% discount for no threads.
(excluding sale items)
2512 Toys /Bear /Train /CandyMono 18; 13" x 22"
NEEDLEPOINT ARTIST: A Collection of Designs
The needlepoint canvas is an open, even-weave mesh, with large spaces or holes to allow heavy threads to pass through without fraying. Canvas is sized by mesh sizes, or thread count per inch. Popular mesh sizes are 10, 12, 14, 18, and 24 (Congress Cloth). You will see these different types of needlepoint canvases described on our site as mono or penelope. Mono canvas is used for hand-painted canvases as well as counted thread canvaswork.
Mono 10 - means there are 10 holes to the inch --- larger holes, perfect for the novice stitcher;
Mono 13 - means there are 13 holes to the inch;
Mono 18 - means there are 18 holes to the inch --- small holes, canvas design can have intricate details.
Designs can be framed or finished as pillows. Take a look at this new pillow design which features four different needlepoint triangles.
Frames The needlepoint canvas is stretched on a scroll frame or tacked onto a rectangular wooden frame to keep the work taut during stitching. A frame is highly recommended to prevent the canvas from getting out of shape, which may not be able to be fully corrected during blocking.