Monday, June 10, 2013

Another Use for Embroidery Hoops

I've often thought of how I might display my screen prints as wall hangings. Tried the usual way - suspending from dowel rods like this

but from time to time I kept thinking of using embroidery frames or hoops. I recently bought a lovely piece titled The Lorikeet from Studio Bonnie displayed this way - and now hanging on my wall. Such lovely fine detail.

and I thought - I can do that - so I did and here is my first attempt.

There are lots of tutorials on the web which give basic instructions but it's very straightforward. I finished off the edges using the shell tuck stitch on my sewing machine (I don't have an overlocker) and then glued the finished edges to the inside of the frame - all neat and sweet. 

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