Wednesday, September 24, 2008

embroidery hoop art

We love SouleMama. She is amazing. Stacy was inspired by her cool embroidery hoop art and made her own. We love the way she grouped several together on a wall. Pretty simple, but if you don't like hand stitching, check out the beautiful pieces SouleMama has in her shop!
Usually you take the art out of the hoop and frame it or use it on a pillow. But how about leaving it in that little "frame" and hanging it directly on your wall? An embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, and a little imagination make an adorable wall hanging.

Stacy made the birdie art from her own doodles. Just draw or trace the shape on the back of the fabric, cut it out, and stitch around it with embroidery floss.

The owl pattern came from the book Sublime Stitching: Hundreds of Hip Embroidery Patterns and How-To. Stacy added the tree branch and leaves. If you need help coming up with an idea to stitch, try this book: Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners. It has cute illustrations and fresh ideas for embroidery projects of all kinds. Both these books have patterns you can trace or iron onto your fabric to make it easier. Also, check out this cool Web site with free vintage embroidery patterns!

Try adding buttons, scraps of fabric, and other texture to make your wall hanging unique. The best thing is that you can make any pattern in any colors to match your decor. This is a fun project to try with older kids, too!

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6 Responses to “embroidery hoop art”

Lorie said...

Very cute! I have seen a lot of fun ideas for hoop art lately! I might have to dig out my old hoops!

Tracy said...

I am all about these embroidery hoops. I made a variation of these: and now I might have to add one like yours, with a little owl motif since that is what I have going on in my office. I am SO enjoying your site and have done so many of your ideas already. I even posted some on the flickr group. Call out some more people to share there!!

Anonymous said...

These turned out sooo cute! You should totally submit the owl to the sublime stitching customer gallery.

Itty Bitty said...

Those turned out great!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

That top one could be so cute on pillows or a skirt or a girl's onesie...

saralynn said...

lol ive seen about a dozen things i HAVE to make now =P

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