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Learn how to prepare the edges of a needlepoint canvas using masking tape.
Taping the Edges of a Canvas

Canvas, ready to start taping.

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Unprepared, raw edges of a needlepoint canvas can catch & snag your thread as you stitch. This can ruin thread, and cost you more time and materials in a project.

By using a simple tape binding, you can avoid the dreaded snaggies.

In this photo, you see the unbound canvas. Photos showing how to bind the canvas follow in the next 3 steps.

Note: This canvas is from Cheryl Schaeffer Designs.

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