Wild Olive Hoop Swap Extra Addition

Mollie over at Wild Olive blog hosted an embroidery hoop swap. For whatever reason, some participants weren’t able to fulfill their commitments and that left some not receiving their anticipated swap item. Mollie posted about it and asked if any one would like to do an additional hoop knowing there would not be one received back. I decided to let Mollie know I would be happy to participate, if needed, because I had enjoyed the experience of both giving and receiving. And it really is true, it is more blessed to give than receive. I was excited to make up a new 4″ hoop with the colors and motifs suggested by my new partner. I found these beautiful threads in her desired colors and a fun pack of iron-on embroidery patterns. I hope she enjoys her little hoop. I loved making it and getting it packed and sent out on Monday morning.
DMC thread colors used for embroidery was
733, 3808, 3809, 3810, 3813, 3819.
When I completed the embroidery, I removed it from my plastic hoop and placed it in the covered wood hoop with it backed with the above fabric. I trimmed around the edges, hot glued the edges down then glued the rick rack on the outer edge and the inner side of the hoop to hide the raw edges. I like the finished look the trim gave it.

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  1. I don't know much about embroidery but this is lovely! It was so sweet of you to volunteer! I discovered you on Happy Hour Projects and I'm now following. I would love if you could follow back! Tx

  2. Thanks so much, Sherry! I love the colors in this project. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Pam,this embroidery is really lovely! And I really like those embroidery hoops that you're using – it looks so much better than in a frame!

  4. Beautiful work – so lovely of you to make something up at such short notice πŸ™‚

  5. Sooooo pretty!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening!

  6. That is really pretty…I love how you covered the hoop. I did some embroidery art for my mother and just left the hoops bare. How did you cover them…are they wrapped in bias tape?

  7. Thanks so much! I love using hoops, too. πŸ™‚

  8. Thanks, Jessica. It was a fun project. πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks, Christine!

  10. Thanks so much. I love covering the hoop. I cut about a 2" wide piece of fabric, folded it in half with good sides out and looped it through the outer ring of the hoop. I took my time smoothing and covering the raw edge with the lap over all the way to the end. I hot glued in to place while folding the ends over so there would be no raw edge. πŸ™‚ Hope this helps.

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