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7 Pretty Embroidery Hoops To Try

Typically, embroidery hoops are used to tighten the area of fabric you are stitching on to make it easier to work with. Incorporating the hoops into works of art has soared in popularity in recent years – and it’s no wonder why! They make a lovely easy-to-hang frame, creating an instant wall art piece that can be admired by all your guests. For some embroidery hoop inspiration, read on...

7 Pretty Embroidery Hoops To Try

1. Cactus motif

If this is your first venture into the world of embroidery, then never fear, as expert stitcher Charlotte Newland has shared her best tips and tricks in this fabulous starter project, perfect for beginners. You can learn a few basic skills, including how to embroider letters, mastering the slip stitch, and creating the French knot (a must for full stops and any other kind of dot!).

2. Floral embellishments

Even if sewing isn't for you, you can still get onboard the embroidery hoop train. Simply secure a piece of fabric or a napkin between the hoops, then get creative with a glue gun and embellishments! Layering is key with this technique – the more dimension, the better. This elegant floral design makes a great Mother’s Day gift, so check out our simple guide.

3. Hare design

Get ready for Easter with a charming springtime hoop. You can bring it out year upon year as a fun decoration that is sure to make your guests smile, no matter how old they are! The tutorial for this charming bunny make is super simple – why not try recreating one for every holiday using different seasonal motifs?

4. Papercrafted hoop

The spring floral papers in your collection are so pretty, it seems like a shame to only use them in your cardmaking projects. This keepsake hoop makes the most of your stash by cleverly layering papers for a fantastic dimensional piece. It looks great in a little girl’s nursery, so make it as the perfect baby shower gift for an expectant mother in your life.

5. Patchwork delight

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have a whole host of fabric scraps and offcuts calling out for a new home. Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial using whatever material you can find in your craft room, and you’ll be left with a fabulous mish-mash of past projects and fabrics you love and can’t bare to waste!

6. Personalised greetings

Sometimes, keeping it simple can be the most effective way to go. Personalise your hoop with the recipient’s name, plus a few tiny embroidered details that you know they’ll love. Don’t stop there, though – take your hoop to the next level by embroidering a sentimental message that your loved one can treasure forever.

7. Leaf garland

For a twist on the classic embroidered hoop, simply step outside into your garden! The clever combination of tulle fabric and vibrant green foliage means that a message written in sequins can really stand out. This technique, explained here, is pretty enough for even the most special occasions.