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Plastic Canvas Patterns and Books, Many Collectible!

Plastic Canvas Magazine: Issue Number 1

Plastic canvas crafts are needlepoint on a plastic mesh background, and we look for older patterns in books, magazines and kits for this popular needlework craft. The 3-dimensional items like Christmas houses and nativity scenes seem most elusive. In plastic canvas kits and books, Dick Martin has superior designs. We've sold lots of Dick Martin patterns and kits over the years. Here's what they look like.

Plastic Canvas magazine with Dick Martin's "Martinsville" photos — bears within needlepoint houses at Christmas Time.

I first started needlepointing on plastic canvas when Hubby's grandma wanted to learn how to make Easter baskets for the great-grandchildren, but I haven't found the patterns we used in the early 1980s. She liked to work with kits, so maybe we bought kits instead of magazines. She made lots of plastic canvas items, and liked to make Christmas ornaments from plastic canvas rounds.

If you can cut a piece of plastic with scissors and put a dull needle in a large hole, you can make beautiful plastic canvas 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional pieces. The common size for plastic canvas is 7-mesh or 7 holes per inch, so it works up faster than cross-stitch at 11, 14 or 18 holes per inch.

Plastic canvas crafts are economical, versatile and are creative handmade gifts for all occasions. Christmas patterns are especially easy to find, and the older plastic canvas magazines have patterns that never go out of style.

We have for sale a variety of plastic canvas books that you can purchase with PayPal, money order, or check. You may purchase several softcover books or leaflets with one $5 shipping price -- just ask us to send you an invoice.

We have Plastic Canvas! and Plastic Canvas Corner magazines. Also Quick & Easy Plastic Canvas and many leaflets.

You can purchase any of the following issues of Plastic Canvas!, Plastic Canvas Corner or Quick & Easy Plastic Canvas by emailing us to let us know which issues you need. We'll send you a PayPal invoice. We sell hardcover plastic canvas books for $11.99 plus $5 to ship and any of the softcover magazines or leaflets for $6.99 plus $3 shipping. We can ship several magazines for $5.

Plastic Canvas Magazine: Contest Favorites from Plastic Canvas Corner

These are the available issues, and we have more than one copy of some of them. Email us for information and confirmation that we have the copy or check our iOffer store.

Plastic Canvas! Magazine:

  1. Premier Issue: March April 1989
  2. Plastic Canvas! Issue No. 2 May June 1989
  3. Plastic Canvas! Issues No. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  4. Plastic Canvas! Issues 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24
  5. Plastic Canvas! Issues 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36

Plastic Canvas Magazine: Number 14

Quick & Easy Plastic Canvas Magazine

  1. Quick & Easy Plastic Canvas Volume No. 1 August September 1989
  2. Quick & Easy Plastic Canvas Volume 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
  3. Quick & Easy Plastic Canvas Number 16, February March 1992
  4. Also: Number 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30

Plastic Canvas Corner Magazine: Issue Number 1

Also Plastic Canvas Corner:

  1. April 1990
  2. June 1990
  3. August 1990
  4. October 1990
  5. December 1990
  6. February 1991
  7. April 1991
  8. May 1991
  9. July 1991
  10. September 1991
  11. November 1991
  12. January 1992

Thanks for your interest in fabric crafts!