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 circular wooden embroidery hoops, because I like the feel and they generally hold the fabric taught. Embroidery hoops are also made in plastic and metal. Check out these hoops options to find a favorite or to try something new.
Circular embroidery hoops are a classic design option. While the circular design has been used since Egyptian times to add decorate stitching to garments, the adjustable design wasn't patented until 1903 by Helen Harmes of Washington, Missouri!
Looking for something a little less circular but still round? These oval hoops are a beautiful nod to the traditional circular embroidery hoop and have a modern twist.
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 to go mini? These tiny embroidery hoops are great for pendant necklaces, pins, and magnets.
Since leaving an embroidery in the hoop has become a modern way to finish a piece, hoop frames have become popular. Here are a few great shapes to help you frame and finish any embroidered design.
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