Learn how-to bind an embroidery hoop for #TechniqueTuesday with Mollie Johanson from Wild Olive.
Seperate the two pieces of the embroidery hoop. Measure the circumfrence of the hoop. Multiply this measurement by four. This is how much 1/2-inch wide twill tape you need.
For example, this 4-inch hoop has a circumference of 13 inches. When multiplied by four, it means that it will need about 52 inches of twill tape.
This is also a good time to prepare a needle and thread with a knot tied in one end.
Begin wrapping your hoop with the twill tape, working at a slight angle and overlapping the tape so it holds the end in place. Be sure that you overlap each wrap so it's very tight.
Also, each wrap should overlap a little less than half the width of the twill tape. If it overlaps too much, the wrapping will be very thick, and that's not what you want.
Now your hoop is ready to use just as you normally would! You may need to loosen the screw a little more so there's room to push the outer hoop down over the fabric and bound inner hoop.
I've found that larger hoops have a little more room and give when it comes to adding this "gripper" layer, but even my 4-inch hoop fits nicely now.
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