Hoop art, is definitely more popular now than it was a few years ago, and it is a great craft for making a gift, or even decorating at Christmas, there are SO many great Christmas fabric designs which are really good fun for many projects; and it is nice to have a different use if you’re not big on sewing, as I wasn’t up til a couple of years ago!
This post contains items which I have kindly been gifted * All opinions are my own.
Christmas fabric is also a great eco friendly alternative to paper for wrapping! Especially for those harder to wrap gifts!
For this post, I was sent a gifted sample of this poly/cotton Christmas fabric*; from the lovely people at Remnant House Fabric; based in North Yorkshire, Remnant House sell a huge range of sewing fabrics and related items online. The items arrived really quickly and well packaged too!
Christmas Hoop Art
I adore hoop art – though when it came to preparing for blogmas, I realised that I very rarely saw patterned fabric* as the base, and I thought I would make up a couple of hoops* in different ways, to share here on the blog.
I’ve been cross-stitching from a young age, and embroidery was something I just never really got into, though it was a relaxing break to come up with something a bit different, and a little less time-consuming. I did each of these hoops of an evening, while watching tv!
This second hoop*, I wanted to try simply embellishing the fabric, and I really loved the idea of using cross-stitch in a slightly different way, too, so I kept it simple, and continued with the same colour scheme as before. It ties in well with my existing decorations, which include cross-stitch and sewn items.
For more ideas with fabric this Christmas check out this post.
Embroidery hoops, like those used in this post; are really affordable. I have several I use for cross-stitch projects; and I was kindly sent; two natural wooden embroidery hoops* from Hobbycraft, for Blogmas.
These are pretty standard 8 inch hoops; which hold up well (and don’t come apart constantly). They can be left plain or decorated if you are leaving your work in the hoops. The great thing is that at £2.70, you can’t feel bad if they are only used for one project!
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