PLASTIC CANVAS CALENDAR INSTRUCTIONS
Materials: 2 sheets of white or cream colored plastic canvas size 7 mesh
2 sheets of colored of your choice. size 7 mesh
1 skin of white 4 ply worsted weight yarn
Cut plastic canvas as follows: with colored canvas count holes rather then threads.
15-pieces 3 holes X 66 holes.
15-pieces 1 hole X 66 holes (this can be clear plastic as these are the risers or runners and will not be seen).
12-pieces 8 holes X 20 holes for the months.
31-pieces 8 holes X 9 holes for numbers.
9- pieces 8 holes X 9 holes for holidays.
Approx. 2 yards gathered lace.
One wooden decoration for top.
2-pieces 3 holes X 20 holes for current month.
2- pieces hole X 20 holes for risers.
ASSEMBLY: On one white or cream sheet of canvas count 4 holes over and 5 holes down. Place 1 x 20 piece on 5th row down from top place 1 3×20 piece on top with the 1×20 piece being on the bottom centered under the 3×20 piece this forms the riser. Count down 10 holes from last hole in the 3×20 piece, place another 1x 20 piece riser with a 3×20 piece centered on top. Starting from the back of the white piece with yarn bring your needle up from the back through the center hole of the 3×20 piece and sew with a running stitch, knotting off in the back at the end of the row. Follow the same steps for the bottom runner, this will hold the current month. skipping a row of holes on the white canvas start sewing on the letters for the days of the week S-M-T-W-T-F-S. It is better to use one continuous piece of yarn for this , running the yarn on the back to the next letter. skip 3 rows of holes on the white canvas. On the 4th row lay a 1x 66 hole riser with a 3x 66 runner centered on top. Sew down the center hole with yarn all the way across. Skipping 7 rows of holes place another riser ( 1 x 66 piece) on the 8th row, place a 3 x 66 runner centered on top of the riser and sew in the same manner as the first runner. Repeat this process until you have a total of 7 – 3x 66 runners on the white piece. This will hold the numbers. On the other white piece: Starting 16 rows down from the top on the white piece. place another riser with runner using the same method as before. Skipping 7 rows of holes between each runner. Place 7 risers with runners centered on this white piece. This will be the back piece of the calendar and will hold the unused months and holiday pictures. Counting over 35 holes for the center of the white piece sew on a small 1/2 inch bone ring for hanger. Holding the two white pieces together. Right sides out, sandwich the lace between the two pieces and sew together using a running stitch. Gather the lace slightly at the corners so the lace will lay flat.
Here are the diagrams for the holidays and months.