Embroidered "pictures" inside embroidery hoops themselves are becoming such a huge trend lately, and I must say, it is one I support!
For a while, the trend was to hang the embroidery hoops with beautiful patterned fabrics stretched inside, like these:
That makes a really cool statement, but I love the fact that artists and sewers are personalizing compositions such as these:
Wow, this one is incredible, a true work of art (with the $250 price tag to prove it!):
That giraffe CRACKS me up.
Here is where I out myself as a 5-year-old in the body of a 27-year-old. Yes, I bought this awesome and hilarious and spectacular embroidered piece of wonderfulness:
So when I was in Goodwill this week, I saw a 10" embroidery hoop for a buck and snagged it, thinking I'd give this whole trend a shot.
I got home and found some solid gray fabric to stretch inside the hoop.
Thank GOD I was an avid friendship-bracelet-maker as a kid, and that I saved all that thread... luckily I had a ton of colors left and just went to town. No pattern, no set idea in mind. I just started sewing......
Eeeeee!! I am so so pleased with how this is going!!
Dudes, I have never embroidered in my life. I am just winging it.
Is the backside supposed to look like this???
And yes, of course, I am rocking some swirls in there.
This is not a finished product, but when I do wrap up my first piece, I'll be sharing it here of course.
This has been SO SO fun! It is a stress-relieving, mindless activity and it's something I am quickly becoming OBSESSED with. Go find some hoops, colorful embroidery thread and go to town. Need inspiration? This blog [Feeling Stitchy] is wonderful! Or, if you don't want to sew them yourself, there are lots of wonderful etsy artists who are filling their shops with them!!