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Florence Vega of Sloan sent a grid of the Buffalo Bills logo that is done on plastic canvas. This is a good craft for use on the front of a tote bag or a basket.

This project is, of course, done in red, white and blue. The back-ground is done in white. But the colors noted in the picture can be changed to your own combination of colors if so desired.

Use the 7-count plastic needlepoint; 4-ply yarn and a tapestry needle that will thread easily through the canvas for the Continental stitch.

This Continental or Tent stitch is worked from right to left in rows of diagonal stitches. This stitch covers the back as well as the front of the canvas, which makes it quite durable.

Whatever size you decide to make this, just make sure the canvas is a complete square. Use the whipstitch or overcast stitch to attach any other pieces.

Directions for hairpin lace

Recently there has been an interest in directions for making hairpin lace, and as the name implies, it originally was a craft that was made on a regular straight hairpin.

Now there is a special hook you can buy to make the lace. It usually comes with directions, but we also have them and anyone wanting a copy can send for them. They include ways to make the lace and diagrams on what it should look like.

If interested, send a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Hairpin Lace, Craft Exchange, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240.
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