Our loyal followers may remember our Tooled Up column, where we regularly reviewed products.
Now and again (for now) we will be bringing back this column, showing you what’s new and worthwhile! 😉
Embroidery hoops are a basic requirement for any stitcher – what’s on the market right now?
We got shown these beauts by Trimits (if you want to find a stockist near you, just drop them a line!
The ones above are 6″ and 12″, having one of each is a good idea, we found the large ones great for when we were working on larger projects, so we didn’t have to keep moving the bit of fabric we were working on in and out of the hoop to find our place. The smaller side is ideal for travel…we take ours on trains and all modes of public transport. 😉
If you require a hoop with a contemporary material or just fancy a bit of colour in your life, these ones by Milward are awesome:
There are tiny ones available (see the pink in the picture) or the larger…all great options depending on your project idea.
The suppliers tell us:
Another option…..If you want to try one durable hoop in between sizes, why not think about this 7″ Clover hoop:
Clover of course don’t just do hoops, we were recently given a view of their other products:
The embroidery stitch tool they offer is something which may be new to us. (Pictured as one of the items in the image above) To help us out the clever people have made a little film to show its use, click on that link to check it out!
There is so much more out there now, its not just a needle and thread…why not get with the trend?
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'