I have been wanting to play around with embroidering onto canvases for a while now. These mini canvases are perfect for this little project and I love how my R H initials turned out. They will fit perfectly in my new little craft space.
First pick a font that you like (I used Bebas Nueve), print it off of your computer, and cut it out. Because I didn't want to paint the front of the canvas at all or deal with erasing markings, I traced the letters on the back of the canvases.
I love the look of writing words or letters with negative space (Like my first embroidery project that I made for my daughter). I also wanted a little variety in the lines so I didn't try very carefully to keep them perfectly parallel.
It is a little difficult pushing the needle through the canvas, and if you aren't very careful, you can tear through parts of it. I found that it was easier to poke the holes first and then come back and stitch through later.