I am forever looking for new ways to display my finished embroidery as it can be so boring to just use the wooden hoop to frame the design after you have spent all that time stitching.
I have been wrapping some of my hoops in a gorgeous variagated Malabrigo Yarn and have been asked many times how I get them to look so nice! Here’s a short video of the whole process so you can see for yourself…
The secret to getting it tightly wrapped is in the double sided adhesive tape I put on the inner edge of the ring to hold the yarn as I wrap. I use Stix2 Ultra Clear Tape.
Making sure you finish the yarn off on the underside of the hoop VERY securely is also crucial to a nice finish. Very often I use a hot glue gun for this but not everyone has one so you can use the double sided tape for this as well providing you are using a strong one like the Stixx 2.
Here’s a comparison of a design in a Flexi Hoop compared to the Yarn wrapped hoop. They are both really nice but I do think the Green Yarn compliments the design much more and makes the design really pop!
Why not give it a go and let me know how you get on!