Prepping and Wrapping your Embroidery Hoop (Pt 2)
Gather your materials
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Take your fabric strips, bias binding, or twill tape and begin wrapping your INNER hoop
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Wrap your fabric tightly around the hoop. The edges should slightly overlap
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Notice while we wrap, you will lean towards a diagonal VS straight around. We want to use the fabric "bias grain"
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Here's an example of the bias. This is a non-stretch woven cotton. If you stretch up and down or side to side it does not stretch.
Now look what happens when we stretch along the bias grain (or diagonal). Stretch on a non-stretch woven fabric!
Here's a helpful image from sewmucheasier.com (link on materials slide)
Now keep wrapping! You might need to add more fabric lengths. Tuck and keep them tight
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Keep going!
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Time to secure your ends! Identify where loose ends need to be secured.
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fold over your selvage edge and whip stitch it closed.
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Repeat anywhere you added more tape, securing their beginning and ends with whip stitches.
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You can cover both hoops if your binding is not too thick. If only wrapping one hoop, do the inner.
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It'll be a bit more difficult to get your cloth on the hoop, but that's good! Friction! Fiddle for a bit with it
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When well secured it should be taut like a drum
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You're done! Have fun embroidering or punch needling
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Embroidery Hoop 10"
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a needle and thread
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All about bias grain article
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