13 Ways to Frame Your Needlework Project with Embroidery Hoops of All Shapes and Sizes
Updated: Jan 6
Embroidery hoops come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. As you stitch, I'm sure you'll find some you like and others that you never want to use again. That's the nature of trying new things.
I'm a fan of beechwood embroidery hoops, because I like the feel of ticker wood and they generally hold the fabric taught. But wood circles are just the beginning of embroidery hoops! Check out 13 hoops options to find a favorite or to try something new.
Circular embroidery hoops by nurge are a classic design option and my go-to. The circular design has been used since Egyptian times to add decorate stitching to garments. But did you know that the adjustable hoop design wasn't patented until 1903 by Helen Harmes of Washington, Missouri!
Looking for something a little less circular but still round? These beechwood oval hoops are a beautiful nod to the traditional circular embroidery hoop and have a modern twist.
Speaking of interesting hoops shapes, have you seen the new triangle hoops from DMC?
Why be round when you can be square? These square embroidery hoops are such a unique and fun design option. I have one of these and have been patiently waiting to use it for just the right project.
Want a square with a little more color? Try these pastel plastic hoops in a variety of sizes.
Love color but want something with a little more pizazz? What about a hexagon hoop? I bet you haven't seen one of these before!
If hard plastic isn't quite what you're looking for, but you want something a little more flexible than wood. Try these faux wood silicone hoops.
Another flexible and easily adjustable hoop are these metal and plastic options from Frank A. Edmonds.
Want to go mini? These tiny embroidery hoops are great for pendant necklaces, pins, and magnets.
And did you see the bunny and cat mini hoops in this set?! I'm in love.
And what about these itty bitty heart hoops? I could see these being the new locket or BFF necklaces.
Since leaving an embroidery in the hoop has become a modern way to finish it, hoop frames have become popular. Here are a few great shapes to help you frame and finish any embroidered design.
Which hoop do you use regularly? Are there any that catch your eye and you want to try?
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