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, sunny devon, United Kingdom
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framing in the hoop

i don't know why but when it comes to my crafts
i am a neat freak
so when i did an embroidery for a recent swap i just couldn't bear to leave the messy stitching exposed,
also i had cut the fabric too small to lace it onto the hoop, i searched for a tutorial to finish off your work in a hoop but couldn't find one, so this is what i came up with




  1. Step 1 1

    take the hoop you will be working your embroidery in and
    draw around the inside of the inner hoop on mounting board

  2. Step 2 2

    cut out your disc, then trim it so it is a little smaller

  3. Step 3 3

    cut out a circle of fleece or wadding
    i drew around a hoop 1" bigger than the hoop i'm doing the embroidery on so the hoop i'm working my piece on is a 4" and the fabric disc is 5"

  4. Step 4 4

    next cut out your backing fabric
    {again 1" bigger than finished embroidery}

  5. Step 5 5

    next layer the fabrics and lace onto the card disc

  6. Step 6 6

    until it looks like this

  7. Step 7 7

    cut out your finished embroidered piece 2" bigger than your embroidery hoop

  8. Step 8 8

    i added another piece of fleece for a nice padded look
    i trimmed this off close to the hoop

  9. Step 9 9

    then i stuck down my embroidered fabric with
    double sided tape on the inside of the hoop

  10. Step 10 10

    all stuck down

  11. Step 11 11

    take your disc of fabric covered card
    and push into the back of the hoop firmly
    {i didn't use any glue}

  12. Step 12 12

    you get a nice padded effect

  13. Step 13 13


  14. Step 14 14

    i hope this is easy to follow
    and it comes in useful for any other neat freak crafters like me!

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