Embroidery Hoop Crafts

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I got super into embroidery for about 2 weeks. Just long enough to collect a ton of hoops in different sizes, but not long enough to actually use them for their intended purpose. I just love knitting too much, it’s kind of my go-to when I need to keep my hands busy. Lucky for me, there have been a ton of craft projects popping up that use embroidery hoops in creative ways, so I can still feel like I’m getting use out of my huge collection without starting an embroidery project.

Painted Snowman Hoop Art

Painted Snowman Hoop Art

Though it’s a simple enough concept, I love the idea of using embroidery hoops as frames. They’re easy to hang, and have a cute rustic charm to them. This tutorial is perfect for the season and I love that it uses a sheer fabric.

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Embroidery Hoop Memo Board

DIY a memo board from an embroidery hoop and string. Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

I”ll admit it, I’m a hoarder. I can’t bear to part with any piece of paper that has even the smallest amount of sentimental attachment. When I was a teenager, I covered an entire wall with cork to hold everything from movie ticket stubs to photos. While the cork board wall is now gone, I still have a box of its remains just waiting to be proudly displayed again. This embroidery hoop memo board lets me share my memories in a much more attractive way.

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Here’s How to Make It:

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Flower Embroidery Pattern

Guest Blogger, Amanda from the blog Crewel Ghoul

Spring is here, so what better way to celebrate than to make a daisy embroidery! I’ll show you an easy way to embroider daisies in this beginner hand embroidery tutorial.

Supplies needed:

Transfer the pattern: Use a lightbox or sunny window to trace the pattern onto the fabric using the stencil provided. It is easiest to do this when the fabric is secured tightly in the embroidery hoop.

Flower petals: Make satin stitches running across the length of the petals with white. Repeat on all petals of the flowers.

Satin Stitch: Straight stitches stitched side by side one another to fill in an area.

Center of flowers: Fill in with french knots with yellow. 

French knot: Come up through the back of the fabric. With your non-working hand, hold the thread between your thumb and forefinger. Using your needle, wrap the thread around the thread you are holding. Go back down through the fabric through or near the initial stitch you made, keeping the thread wrapped securely around the needle while you pull the thread down through the fabric.

  1. Leaves: Make a detached chain stitch for each of the leaves. Fill in the center of the detached chain stitch with a single straight stitch.

Detached Chain Stitch: Come up through the back of the fabric. Go back down through the hole you came up through with your needle (do not pull the needle all the way through, just halfway) and then with the tip of your needle poke through slightly above the initial hole. Catch the loop of thread around the tip of the needle and pull the rest of the way through. Secure the loop by making a tiny stitch over the loop.