Embroidery Frames

An embroidery hoop keeps the fabric tight so the stitches will be more even and prevent the fabric from puckering too much. Hoops are usually made of wood or plastic and come in a range of sizes, numbered by their diameter. Use a hoop which is 2.5-5cm (1-2in) larger all around than the motif so you won't have to reposition the hoop. Try always take the fabric out of the hoop when you know you will not be working on your embroidery. Leaving the fabric in the hoop may create creases or marks in the fabric