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Topic: MOM IN NEED OF HELP! Vintage plastic canvas snowflakes.  (Read 643 times)
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« on: January 04, 2014 11:29:22 AM »

my mother got these from a friend years ago and she wants to make more. I have searched the internet and have found some for sale but not a tutorial or pattern to do so. She is not the most crafty but I a trying to figure it out by trial and error. I was wondering if any of you lovely crafty people out there had any ideas. PLEASE HELP! I really want to figure this out for her. I know it is plastic canvas and I am using sugar and cream yarn but I can not figure out the wrapping technique especailly the one on the end of the point like in the second picture.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014 06:29:09 PM »

Hnmmmm...I am wondering if you can use several pieces to make one. Cut the canvas into strips, stitch them up and then bend and attach them together, then run the beads through with memory wire.

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014 08:13:47 AM »

I don't have a pattern for this, unfortunately.  But it looks like it is a standard sheet of plastic canvas, cut into strips of 5 holes each.  Do the yarn thing along the sides. 

Then I would take one of them, bend it into a tear shape and string two beads between it, but not attach the tear together.  Do this until you have all 6 done.  The memory wire would work to make the circle, but it might fling the beads across the room as you are adding the plastic canvas.  Anyway... Then I would close or tie off the string somehow. 

Finally I would close up each of the tears.

Those are really cute, actually.  I am going to bookmark it and try it out- once I find that piece of plastic canvas I have been hoarding for no reason whatsoever. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014 01:46:56 PM »

I think you take the strips of plastic canvas & stitch up one side, then one end, then on up the other side until you come to the unstitched end....hold both of the ends together & stitch across to make the teardrop shape... then once you have made 6 of these droplets, you string them together with a pipe cleaner & beads ....or as Kittykill suggested, memory wire. Whatever works!

I have a similar snowflake, but mine doesn't have the beaded ring on the inside...the droplets are just kind of tacked together in a star or snowflake shape.

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