Embroidery hoops are tools used to keep fabric taut while working embroidery or other forms of needlework.
I’ve been stitching like a maniac over the past few days. I’m on a deadline and need to get this project finished. I usually use embroidery hoops as I think my stitches are neater (and straighter), but I find that it takes twice as long this way.
My fabric has been on the hoop and then off the hoop and then on the hoop and then off the hoop. I’m absolutely undecided and it got me thinking about what everyone else’s thoughts are regarding hoops. I posed the question on social media and got all sorts of responses as to why people use a hoop, or why they don’t. Now I’m throwing it over to you…
Do you use a hoop for embroidery, quilting, applique, cross stitch? Or not?
If you like embroidery, I just discovered that Jessica Marquez (from Miniature Rhino blog) has a new Craftsy class. Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery, by Jessica Marquez
And here’s some fun hoop wall art. Pinterest is such a wonderful source of inspiration. I must try this one day.