Magazine Embroidery Hoop

unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop

Once I’ve seen somewhere (but I don’t remember, where ;-() how somebody made an embroidery hoop from magazine paper.
On the photo you see how it looks. I used quite stiff advertising paper and the hoop became very robust.
This way I can make fast and cheap embroidery hoops in different sizes :)

Material:

  • Paper, e.g. advertising paper
    It should be strong and may not stain(!) the fabric.
  • Log or dowel
    I used a 8mm knitting needle
  • Tape
  • Drinking glass or the like with the required diameter

That’s what you do:
unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop Select appropriate paper sheets.

 

unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop Roll and fold the paper sheets to paper strips of equal width (see tutorial here).

 

unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop Coil one paper strip firm around the glass and fix with tape.

 

unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop Tape the hoop very well.

 

unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop Slip the hoop over the glass again and coil the second strip of paper very firmly around the first hoop, tape very well, too.

 

unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop These are both hoops, one can be slipped exactly over the other.

 

unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop Put the fabric into the embroidery hoop and embroider.
I didn’t iron the fabric, but it’s firmly tightened into the hoop.

 

unikatissima Magazine Embroidery Hoop That’s the way everything looks from the backside.

 

Have fun with your embroidery :)


Links:
Here at unikatissima: Folded Paper Strips of Equal Width

Embroidered Patch

Sarah K Benning Contemporary Embroidery Embroidered Patch

The instructions for the embroidered patch are for all who like to make embroidery hoop art or simply hoop art but do not want to put them on the wall (any more) :)

 


Links:
Embroidered Patch (DIY Turn Your Hoop Art Into A Giant Patch Tutorial!)

Here at unikatissima:
Entries with the tag ‘embroidery’ containing the word ‘hoop’
Entries containing the word ‘hoop’

Endless Embroidery

unikatissima Endless Embroidery

Ok, I must admit that the picture doesn’t look like endless embroidery, but it is: I designed the pattern (see links below) so that you can repeat it endlessly.
Besides the others embroideries I told about I like this so much because you can fill shapes with.
What shapes?
Well, you can sew a simple purse and completely embroider the flap. Or the lid of a round box (the item on the picture was meant to cover a lid). Or a pillow. Or along the neckline of a t-shirt. Or a linen tote.
It doesn’t matter what it is, (at the latest:)) after embroidering it it will be a very special item.

 

unikatissima Endless Embroidery Although I liked the item on the photo on top I wanted to see how it looks if I decrease the colour contrast of fabric and embroidery.
Hm, I like both ;-)

 

unikatissima Endless Embroidery Here I’m at work: in the foreground you can see my magazine embroidery hoop: it’s still fully functional ;-)
On the left top you see the iron-on copy of the pattern: I bought such an iron-on transfer pencil to trace the pattern and then iron it on the fabric. I even found a tutorial for this.
Because I’m not a good embroiderer and didn’t really trust the washability of the pencil I simply ironed the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric and embroidered it this way – it worked fine. I only had to turn my work often.
And because I made it on impulse I embroidered with sewing thread. It must look much better with embroidery floss.
By the way, the thick dots are French knots, it was fun to embroider them into the little squares.

 

In the file with the pattern (see links below) you will find the pattern as endless version (simply place side by side in both directions) as well as edging and border.
Now you can embroider all sorts of things to your liking from top to bottom or only partially ;-)

It’s as always: Simply try it out! ;-)

I wish you a lot of fun with it,
Susann


Links:
unikatissima’s endless pattern bulawajo: PDF file (ca. 384 KB)

Google search result for ‘Iron-on Transfer Pencil’
Google search result for ‘Bügelmusterstift’

Iron-on Transfer Pencil Tutorial
via: Iron On Transfer Pencil tutorial

French knots (English)
French knots (German)

Here at unikatissima:
Entries with the tag ’embroidery’
Magazine Embroidery Hoop

Freeform Bead Embroidery

Freeform Bead Embroidery

As I said before I really love freeform work.
I once even wrote a tutorial on freeform bead embroidery (in german).
First I show how to embroider beads (with explaining pictures).
Then I tell how to encase a piece of cardboard with your fabric to use as cheap alternative for an embroidery hoop (with explaining pictures too).
And in the end I show how to begin with your freeform embroidery (which for me is always the most difficult part) (with explaining pictures too).
The item on the picture is a bead embroidered button I once made.


Links:
Freeform Bead Embroidery (in german with explaining pictures)

Here at the blog:
Categorie Freeform
Freeform Needlework