* hoops

Posted on June 28th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Cross Stitch/Embroidery, Wants.


collection of embroidery hoops scored for a couple of bucks at the Value Village last month when Becket and Amy and I went thrifting:

hoops

The Clover one (the green one top left on the bottom of the pile) is a beautiful thing of craft engineering.  Look at how the screw is recessed so you won’t catch your thread on it.  The plastic ones all have a little lip that helps keep the fabric taught.  I think the blue ones are destined to join my be calm sampler.

These join my budding collection of embroidery hoops, including a neat set I got in Switzerland and some cool vintage ones lisa s sent me a long time ago.  If you happen to have any interesting hoops for my collection, I’d be willing to trade for them!

[craftlog factoid of the day: searching for “hoop” brings up more “whoops” posts than “hoops” posts.]



2 Responses to “hoops”

  1. Creativaholic Says:

    oh! I love them all! Wonderful shopping ^_^
    I’ve neve seen plastic ones, here in Italy I found only the wooden ones!

  2. lisa s Says:

    oh. that is SO clever [no catching strings !]
    and that swap was SO long ago :)

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