Plastic Canvas

Example of plastic canvas Example of plastic canvas TRC collection.

Plastic canvas is an embroidery canvas made from plastic. It has been commercially available since the 1970's. It is made from a lightweight vinyl with regularly spaced holes. It comes in various mesh counts, notably 5, 7, 10 and 14 holes per inch. The most widely used form is the 7-mesh version.

Most examples of plastic canvas come in A4-size sheets, but some pre-made forms such as circles, triangles and novelty shapes, such as animals, birds and hearts, are also available. Plastic canvas is a relatively stiff form that is often used for small three-dimensional objects such as boxes, purses, tissue box covers and so forth.

Also known as: vinyl weave.

Source: NITTO, Elisabeth Brenner de (1978). Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas, New York: Scribner.


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