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Issue #15 April 2011
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Another Original FREE Plastic Canvas Pattern from Kathy Barwick:  the "Purple Maze Elegant Art" Coaster! 

 

I love giving away original FREE plastic canvas patterns.  And in this issue, I'm giving away the full instructions for making the beautiful "Purple Maze Elegant Art" coaster to your left.  

 

But this time I have a BIG favor to ask of you.  I've entered my plastic canvas Wedding Cake pattern into a contest, and I need YOUR vote!  Details below...

 

Hey there, fellow plastic canvas crafter!

 

I've got a new FREE plastic canvas pattern I think you'll enjoy making!

 

It's my way of saying, "Thank You" for voting for my plastic canvas Wedding Cake pattern in theCraft Expressions Photo Contestwhich ends April 22nd.

 

Right now I'm in third place so, please, I really need your vote!

 

If you haven't voted yet, please do go there now and vote (every vote counts!)

 

I appreciate your support with all of my heart! 

 

Now For Your FREE Plastic Canvas Pattern! 

 

The coaster is stitched on 10 count plastic canvas and measures 3"x 3".If you choose to make it on 7 count plastic canvas instead, it will measure 5"x 5". This size would make a great Hot Plate Pad.   

 

Each 10 count coaster measures 3"x 3".   

  

Materials:

 

·         1 sheet of 10 count plastic canvas. Cut two 33 x 33 

 

·         Pink Metallic Yarn  

 

·         Plastic canvas 7 Metallic Needlepoint Yarn  PC-13. Fuchsia   

  

·         DMC floss numbers 550, 563, 712, 3746, 3812

  

  

 Cutting and stitching instructions:

  

·         Cut two 33 x 33   

  

·         Stitch according to graphs.  The design in the center is done in cross stitches and also the stitches done with PC 13. The rest of the stitching is done with a continental/ tent stitch.    

  

·         Do your outlining after all cross stitching is complete. 

  

Each 7 count coaster measures 5"x 5".

 

Materials:

 

·         1 sheet of 7 count canvas. Cut two 33 x 33

 

·         Pink Metallic Yarn

 

·         Plastic canvas 7 Metallic Needlepoint Yarn  PC-13. Fuchsia

 

·         DMC floss numbers 550, 3812,

 

 

 ·         5 oz LC red heart yarn # 5507 Bright Jade, #5017 Natural 

 

·         5 oz TLC Heathers red heart yarn #2444 Lt. Sage

 

·         7 oz TLC red heart super saver yarn # 0358 Lavender 

  

 ·         8 oz TLC red heart super saver yarn #   0356 Amethyst                                     

 

  

 

 Cutting and stitching instructions:

 

·         Cut two 33 x 33

 

·         Stitch according to graphs.  The design in the center is done in cross stitches and also the stitches done with PC 13. The rest of the stitching is done with a continental/ tent stitch.

·         Do your outlining after all cross stitching is complete.

 

 

 

Would You Like to See Your Work

 

Featured In My Ezine?

 

You can work the above pattern exactly as I've laid it out.  As you can see from the photo of the finished piece, the result is elegant and beautiful.

 

But...if you'd like to choose your own colors for it, to match your household décor, that's great. 

 

In fact, if you're one of the first 10 people who work the pattern with your own color scheme, and email a digital color photo of your finished piece to me before May 30th, I'll feature the photo along with your name in an upcoming issue of my next Ezine.  You can email the photo to me at:  kathybarwick@att.net

 

I love helping plastic canvas crafters show off their creativity to the world.  So work the above pattern with your own color choices, and then send me a digital photo before May 30th 2011 if you'd like your work featured in an upcoming issue of my ezine! 

 

New Patterns on My Etsy Store!

 

By the way, I now have over 850 plastic canvas items listed on my Etsy Store, including 53 of my original patterns, plus some absolutely awesome new patterns by gifted plastic canvas crafters like Lori Steinman and Robyn Watson (see the "Featured Artist" category for their beautiful patterns).  And you'll find lots of plastic canvas crafts supplies for sale, too.

 

 

So be sure to take a few moments and visit my Etsy Store today. 

 

Finally, Please Don't Forget...

 

And please don't forget to go vote for my original Wedding Cake pattern in theCraft Expressions Photo Contest. The contest ends April 22nd, so if you like my work, please go vote now while there's still time left.

 

I deeply appreciate your support!  

 

Until next time...


Best regards, and Happy stichin'!

Kathy 

Kathy Barwick
Your Plastic Canvas Crafts Coach

  

 

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