Once stitched, is it possible to wash it as you would with an aida/evenweave canvas? I haven't done so in the past but I'm wondering if others do. Trimming - I have great difficulty cutting a nice, neat edge when trimming my plastic canvas so I'd be grateful for any tips or suggestions.
As for trimming I use a pair of embroidery scissors and get as close to the join as possible sometime I've cut it with large scissors then used a craft knife to slice off any uneven bits. Some suggested a emery board to file down any rough bits but I've not tried that.
As for washing.
I've pieces made with tapestry yarns and with embroidery threads.
I simply laid them flat in warm soapy water and gently washed them by hand.
Then drain, rinse and with the tapestry wool ones I've used a little softener.
Then drain and then laid them out on top of a big fluffy clean towel, laid another on top and gently pressed to absorb more water out of them.
Then replace with dry towels and leave over night to finish drying.
Thanks for that. I had wondered about using a warmed needle to smooth out the edges - I never seem to get a neat finish with the edge. I might experiment with that on a spare piece and see if it works and I'll also try the emery board idea.