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How to Make Embroidery Hoop Art
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How to Make Embroidery Hoop Art

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Don’t be scared to give embroidery a go if you’re still new to stitching! Embroidery hoop art is a great way to personalise and decorate your home, plus it makes a fantastic handmade gift for someone special.

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How to make

Step 1

Find a motif and print onto a piece of paper. Place the tissue paper over the motif and trace with the pencil.

Step 2

Sandwich the tissue paper and fabric in the embroidery hoop and gently pull it tight.

Step 3

Using an embroidery needle and assorted coloured threads, stitch the motif through the tissue paper.

Step 4

When the motif is completely stitched tear away the tissue paper to reveal.

Step 5

To neaten up the back, trim the fabric around the edge of the hoop. Then, either cut and stick down a piece of felt to the back of the hoop to hide the raw fabric edges or use a long basting/running stitch through the ends and pull the thread tight to gather in the fabric and tie off to keep in place.

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