For more information about my advertising, disclosure and paid content policy. Thanks for spending some time at my stop on the tour today. Separate the inner and outer parts of the hoop, place the fabric on top of the inner hoop and then press the outer one down firmly on top. Apart from the hoop itself I didn't need to buy anything new to make this. She loves to use vintage, recycled or repurposed pieces in her work and has developed her own trademark style. I'm so pleased to see this book from Kirsty - I just watched the video minus sound and stuttering. I will not recommend something that I do not use myself.
Equipment Wooden embroidery hoops: Various sizes, round or oval. It gives a much smarter finish and is well worth the small amount of extra time it might take. Hoop Treatments This section gives instructions on starting and finishing work with a hoop, plus descriptions of the hoop treatments used, including painting, staining, yarn wrapping, decorative tape, collage, crochet and braid. Sewing machine optional : Most projects can be stitched by hand and even those that specify machine stitching can be adapted to work as hand-sewn ideas. And, with a beautiful book containing 100 gloriously fresh ideas sitting on my desk, it seemed perverse to try to think up something of my own! Think of the ideas as a recipe, blending different ingredients to create projects that perfectly suit your style and skills. There are endless practical and decorative uses for the humble embroidery hoop: from pretty wall art and hanging mobiles to functional pin boards, key racks, mirrors and storage. Iron and ironing board: Always press your work as you go along.
I also love that you can mix and match the projects to find combinations that work for you or use them to spring board into something else. This website contains affiliate links. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a very small commission. Kirsty Neale explores the numerous different ways to decorate your hoops with a range of techniques including applique, embroidery, crochet, papercraft, painting, stamping, cross stitch and patchwork. My favorites: Chalk Talk Noughts and Crosses Dress-up Doll Sweet Home Key Rack Photo Finished Here Comes the Sun Jewellery Hang-ups Pick Pockets Play and Display Mini Photo Album The button projects - Button Garden and Buttoned Up Some of the picture ones are really clever too.
And the finished result certainly reflects that. Take your favourite appliqué design and frame it in a collaged hoop instead of a painted one. So when I started seeing more and more people framing their embroidery in hoops, I was very quickly sold on the idea. While I followed the design pretty closely, when it came to wrapping the hoop I did substitute Kirsty's original 'white yarn' for some fine parcel string I found a while ago which I'd been saving for the perfect project, and this was it! Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Thank you, in advance for your support! This means it would be a great book to have in the house and use for crafternoons with your favourite people. Top Tip Brush on a single coat of watered-down paint to create a stained effect, allowing some of the wood grain to show.
I know a lot were variations on a theme pictures on fabric stretched in an embroidery hoop but there were some good original ones too. Over the last few years, this idea has grown to be not just popular but seemingly the standard way of displaying fabric-based art. Thank you, in advance for your support! Materials Fabric: Plain and patterned, new or vintage, in just about any colour or weight you want to try. Who would have thought you coudl make so much art with the simple embroidery hoop? You can sew with it in a hoop or not, whichever you prefer for any given project. Screwdriver: For adjusting and tightening the hoop screw.
May be without endpapers or title page. And I could do this not on a windswept hillside but indoors while watching. I would recommend ebay for bulk buying wooden hoops as on their own they can be quite expensive, at approx £3. Learn how to transform your hoop into a stylish clock, Christmas wreath, mini photo album or just use it to frame a favorite piece of fabric! Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. Threads: Stranded embroidery threads and reels of sewing cotton. Framing a piece of embroidery or an appliquéd picture used to be a tricky and often prohibitively expensive business.
I would recommend ebay for bulk buying wooden hoops as on their own they can be quite expensive, at ap An amazing book!! So, now the official bits are over and done with, how about we just look at the prettiness? Order your copy of Hoop La! Oval hoops are a little harder to find, but make a nice alternative or complement to their circular cousins. Folding Over This is the best option for lightweight or medium-weight fabrics. Top Tip Stretch fabrics, such as jersey, are tricky to fix evenly across a hoop. Some really clever ideas here! You will not pay more when buying a product through my link, in fact in some cases I can offer you a better price via an affiliate link. Small paintbrushes: For applying paints, wood stain or glue. They range in size from 7.
As this isn't my usual crafting medium, the more sparks to my creativity, the better. Kirsty Neale shares her love of hoops and offers inspiration for innovative project ideas from her new book, Kirsty Neale is a freelance writer, illustrator and designer-maker specialising in fabric and paper crafts. With over 100 inspiring projects to choose from, you won't know where to start first! For an extra-neat finish, cut out a circle of felt and glue over the back of your hoop to cover all raw edges and knotted threads. Trimming Flat This works best for thicker fabrics, such as wool or felt. You may borrow images if you be sure to link back to GnomeAngel. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.