7-mesh plastic canvas (the stiffer varieties work better)
worsted weight yarn
The small holder and the large holder are worked the same way. Mark the canvas according to the appropriate diagram, allowing for a row of holes between each piece. Cut through the rows of holes, trimming excess plastic off each piece. This leaves a nice finished edge on each piece.
Stitch pieces together using
yarn and a blunt needle, working over loose ends. Try to
attach as many pieces as possible without cutting the yarn, and
remember that you can always "tunnel" back under areas
you've already worked. Jennie suggests you start at the
top, joining the spine to one side, working down the back, and
then attaching the bottom piece to the side. Continue by
adding the front piece, attaching it to the bottom. At this
point she "tunneled" back under the stitches she just
worked and up the front of the holder, attaching the side to the
short front piece. Jennie cut her yarn here (weave it into
the stitches you've just worked to hide the ends), but I continued
up the front and over the top of the holder for a decorative effect.