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Sunday, July 10, 2011

How To: Display Embroidery On Hoop

Saturday I taught an embroidery class at Monkey See Monkey Do. All the girls did absolutely wonderful. However, you can't expect everyone to finish a wonderful embroidery within an hour class! So I sent them home with hoops on hand, some embroidery thread and a needle to finish at home.

This tutorial is going to show you how to finish your embroidery when you are all done so it looks nice and neat on your hoop! So here it goes:

What you will need:

- Scissors
- Athena's tacky glue or any other craft glue.
- Paintbrush
- Finished Embroidery!

So let's get started!
Step One: Make sure your fabric is taunt all the way around and hoop it tightened.

Step Two: Trim excess fabric, leaving about 1/4 inch all the way around.

Step Three: Run a line of glue all the way around the edge of the hoop and spread with the paint brush.

Step Four: Tuck the fabric down around. Make sure you push it down straight. It will buckle up a bit.

And that's all! 
Your hoop is finished. Tie a beautiful ribbon or extra embroidery thread on top and its ready for hanging!

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