Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hoop Art - Decorate To Celebrate Design Team Project


     Lately, I have been obsessed with hoop art ideas.  From Pinterest posts and current magazines, hoop art seems to be a big trend.  I have been doing embroidery since I was a young girl.  In helping some friends decorate nurseries, I wanted to incorporate some hoop art for their rooms.

    A recent article in Martha Stewart Living called "Tactile Textiles" inspired me to pump up some baby fabric I had.  Here is the article for you to get your own ideas:  ARTICLE

    My local Joann's Fabric store had great 'fat quarters' of flannel baby fabric.  What I love about these packs is that they have already color coordinated the fabrics for you.  Just pick up some DMC embroidery floss, a couple of hoops, needles and you are good to go.


     Place the fabric within the hoops and tighten the screws so the fabric is taut.

    Using some basic embroidery stitches like chain stitch, satin stitch and french knots enhance your fabric as desired.  There is no right or wrong, it all depends on the effect you would like to achieve.

    I loved this polka dot fabric and added some satin stitches and cross stitches.  It looks like a game of jacks or hugs & kisses.

   And let's not forget the little boys:

   I like the ease of using store bought items and adding a simple, personal touch to your gifts.  You can use these as wall art, greeting cards, gift tags, etc.  The options are endless and a little bit of supplies go a long way.  You can even trace a monogram on the fabric for a really customized look.

  Look for more hoop ideas in the future!

  Some of the stitches I used:

   A great resource for embroidery ideas/tutorials is

   Happy Stitching!


  1. Fabulous idea patti:) TFS

  2. These are so cute! I've trying to make one...hopefully soon! =)


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