In my previous post on plastic canvas needlepoint, I talked a bit about what it is and what people have done with it. In this post, I chronicle the embarkation of my journey toward understanding what all can be done with it, and how. You can find larger versions of all pictures shown here on Flickr.
How the Internets Have Failed Me
For the most part, the coolest things I’ve seen don’t seem truly inspired. I don’t mean to dis them here… they’re really quite nifty. And a small percentage are downright fantastic.
But here we sit on all the possibilities of three-dimensional stitch work, and people make plain boxes. Some of the boxes are very nice. Some incorporate a little bit of extra three-dimensional-ness in the form of sewing one or more flat, decorational panels to the outside. The bulk of them are just plain ol’ squares.