Wednesday, March 31, 2010

embroidery hoops


you will need:
an embroibery needle
an embroidery hoop
embroidery thread
a scrap of material
buttons/lace/trim{optional}


if you've never used an embroidery hoop before, its extremely easy.

unscrew the brass tension screw at the top, & separate the two hoops.
lay the fabric over the smaller hoop{leave an excess of fabric here & trim it off after you insert it}


holding the fabric taut, replace the larger hoop, & screw it back together{making sure to pull the fabric so it isnt twisted or uneven}


if you're unsure of freestitching like me, cut out a template & pin it to the fabric.


i used a fleur de lys because of the beauty of its meaning & also because of the elegance of the symbol itself!


im not finished yet but wanted to show you its progress...& im hoping to fill it with stitch samples like these


imagine having a walllcluster filled with embroidery hoops!!!

2 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful idea...Your blog is so pretty!

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  2. Oooohhh...this is so, so pretty, pretty!!! xo

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