Now that you have cut out your plastic canvas and drawn up your layout, the next step is to start working with your yarn. Grab a long length of yarn (long but manageable to work with). Thread it through your needle and put a knot at the end (just like you are sewing with thread and needle).
Pick a section to work on. I started in the up in the middle of the length of my canvas. The white on the right is where black thread will go for the road. Start 4 squares down from the point you want to end at (my road) and push your needle up through the bottom of the canvas.
Now go back down through the 4th hole up. Work sideways. When you get to the end of the row you are working on go down EIGHT squares and start working the next row. Keep going until you run out of yarn. Tie a nice tight knot and leave a small tail that you can tuck up under your rows.
Make sure you work around your building sections. You CAN fill in your building spots if you want, but it is just more unneccessary work! Here is an image of how my canvas looks working around the section where one of my buildings will go. You may have to adjust the size of your stitch (as you can see I only filled two squares instead of four at the top because I wanted my rows even).
Now fill in your two main canvases and all of your side pieces. Monday I will show you how to attach your side pieces.
I chose to fill in all of my green sections FIRST and then went back and filled in all my roads with black.
Make sure you keep your rows going in the same direction on your side panels.
Your side panels you will want to cover the ends with yarn. To do so start at the top of your panel. Enter your needle through the bottom of the fourth hole down from the top. Don't go back down through a hole, instead wrap around the edge and come back up through the hole NEXT to the one you started in. This will give you a finished edge. The sides that you can't do in this manner you will attach to the main pieces, and we will cover this Monday.