Embroidery Hoop Art

Embroidery Hoop Art

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Amy Bell,

Additional Information



  • 8-1/2" wood embroidery hoop
  • 12" square of canvas fabric
  • Water-soluble pen
  • Shears
  • Letter stamps
  • Ink pad suitable for fabric
  • Wool felt in assorted colors
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Buttons or other embellishments (optional)


1. Place the embroidery hoop on the canvas. Trace around the hoop with the water-soluble pen. Set the hoop aside.
2. Stamp various names or sentiments within the traced circle. Allow ink to dry for approximately 1 hour.
3. With the shears, trim 1-1/2" away from the water-soluble traced line all the way around the perimeter of the circle. Fit the canvas piece into the embroidery hoop, making sure it is centered precisely.
4. With the shears, make snips 1/2-3/4" apart around the entire perimeter of the overhanging edge of the canvas. Fold the snipped edges over toward the back side of the project, and affix them with hot glue to the inside edge of the hoop.
5. Use shears to cut shapes from the wool felt, such as hearts, stars, animal shapes, etc. Use the embroidery needle and floss to hand-stitch the pieces to the canvas piece in the desired configuration. If desired, embellish the felt shapes further with buttons or other decorative items.