How-To | Back an Embroidery Hoop

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When I began embroidery, I remember for the first time seeing makers keeping their completed embroidery piece set in the wooden hoops, and I loved it! Once I got the basic embroidery stitches down, next I had to figure out how to finish out the back of the hoop and set the fabric in place for display. I did Google search after endless Google search finding advice and trying out each one.

Over the years I’ve used various different methods for backing my embroidery hoops (at one point I was even stitching felt to the back) and this is my tried and tested method. I am going to share that specific backing process with you on this video tutorial. I hope it helps!

Supplies Needed:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Fabric scissors
  • Old scissors (that you don’t mind getting sticky)
  • Peel and stick fabric adhesive (I use size 5/8″ and you can find this at Michael’s or Joann’s)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Compass or extra wooden hoop of the same size for tracing

I hope you found this video tutorial useful in your crafting ventures. Thanks for watching!

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More faithful than the rising sun

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I sat and ugly cried in front of my kids this morning at breakfast while they all stared back with concern. It was the good kind of cry that kids don’t really get yet. I was overcome with needing them to know how much I love them despite how many times I might’ve “angry growled” that day.
There’s a little 4 year old boy, Damian, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma a few months prior to Willa’s diagnosis. Unfortunately his was pretty advanced when they found it. The cancer has spread uncontrollably throughout his tiny body, and just yesterday he woke up, no longer able to see as the cancer took over his optic nerve in his remaining good eye. He’s actively dying.
Sometimes it feels impossible to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer” but I have to trust that if we cling to these things, that God’s grace will get us there and hold us there and won’t let us go. And although I fight it every second of my being, He really is all we need, His love really is loyal, more faithful than the rising sun.

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