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It is typically used as a foundation for needlepoint or other canvas work embroidery, usually in acrylic or wool knitting yarn. Due to its rigidity, it is useful for creating structural objects such as tissue box covers, small jewelry boxes, handbags, and other decorative objects.
Plastic canvas is manufactured in many colors and with various size holes for different thicknesses of yarn. As with textile canvas, these are described in count – that is, 10-count plastic canvas has 10 holes per linear inch. Typical sizes are 7-, 10-, and 14 count.
Plastic canvas is also employed in teaching needlepoint, since its rigid structure does not require the use of a hoop or frame.