I have a new Embroidery Hoop Art to share with you today!
I’ve been wanting to do a hoop art with some pretty satin stitch flowers for quite a while. I think there’s something kind of luxurious about them.
All those straight little stitches making up the flowers. They almost look like fabric – I guess that’s where the “satin” in the name comes from. They aren’t hard to make either, they just take a little time. It’s so relaxing sitting and stitching and filling in all the little spaces with those even rows of thread.
I’d seen this phrase around and I thought it would be perfect for a sort of Valentine’s hoop – but not so much that you couldn’t leave it up year round. Which I’m totally doing. The letters are filled in kind of similar to my Chalk Hoop Art Ornaments, with a sort of “sketched” look to them. It looks almost like it’s handwritten I think.
I tried something new with this hoop and I think I’m kind of addicted to it. I stained the outer ring of the hoop darker and I’m so in love with the way it sets off the fabric and embroidery! I will definitely be doing this more in the future. It is such an easy addition to the hoop.
So let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fabric for background – 10″ x 10″
- Lining fabric (if needed)
- 8″ embroidery hoop
- Embroidery floss for flowers and lettering
- disappearing ink marker
- Stain for wood hoop (optional)
- Hot Glue/Felt for backing
- You Will Forever By My Always Pattern – For Personal Use Only
Begin by tracing the design onto your fabric. I used this really thin swiss dot so I just laid the fabric over the pattern. But you could also tape the pattern to a window and place the fabric over it.
Place the fabric in your hoop. Add a lining if you are using a really thin fabric. Outline the letters with a backstitch. As you stitch fill in the wider sections with a diagonal satin stitch, but leave spaces in the stitching to create a “sketched” look. Make sure you keep the diagonal stitches all going the same direction though or it will look a little messier than you are going for.
Start stitching your flowers. For the flowers and large leaves use a satin stitch. For the stems on the flowers and the leaves, use a stem stitch. Fill in the leaves on the lower fern-type plants with lazy daisy stitches. Fill in the center of the left flower with french knots. You can find embroidery stitch tutorials on the How To Do That Embroidery page.
Remove your fabric from the hoop and dampen the design slightly to remove any marker that is showing. Stain the outside ring of your hoop. Make sure the hoop is completely dry, then place the fabric back in the hoop.
Trim the fabric around the hoop to about 1″. Glue the fabric to the inside of the back of the hoop. Cut an 8″ circle of felt and glue onto the back of the hoop as well.
That’s it!! You have a really fun new hoop to add to your gallery wall or to make a cute display with!
I hope you give it a try!
You can also check out these for a little more embroidery inspiration!