Square By Design® Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Square By Design® Square
- 18" wooden embroidery hoop
- 2 oz. bottle acrylic paint
- 2 pkgs Blue Moon Beads® key charms
- 2 skeins embroidery floss (two colors)
- Tracing paper, transfer paper and pencil
- Fabric glue
- 1 spool 16-gauge colored copper wire
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Embroidery needle
- Chalk for marking Finished Size 18" x 22"
- Remove metal hardware and separate the two embroidery hoops.
- Apply two coats of acrylic paint on the outside surface and front edge of outer ring. Allow to dry thoroughly.
- Centering Square By Design® motif, measure, mark and cut Square to 20" x 20".
- Place metal embroidery hoop hardware into painted outer hoop.
- Bead a small line of fabric glue around the outer surface of the unpainted inner hoop. Center Square over inner ring of embroidery hoop. Bead a small line of fabric glue around the inner surface of outer hoop. Place hoops together with Square evenly stretched and centered within hoop. Tighten hardware and allow glue to dry completely.
- Trim excess fabric close to wooden hoop.
- Position key charms as desired and hand sew in place by using 3-6 strands of embroidery thread and needle. Tie thread in double knot on motif front to secure each key and trim ends of thread to 1/2".
- To personalize motif: Position words or letters where desired and pin or tape in place. Slip transfer paper under words. Using a blunt pencil, trace wording onto fabric. Carefully remove pattern and transfer paper after lettering has been transferred. Suggested embroidery stitches for lettering are chain stitch, whipped chain stitch, outline stitch or backstitch. Embroider each letter, securing threads on back of fabric.
- To create hanger for embroidery hoop: Remove metal hoop hardware again and discard. Cut wire into a 10” piece and thread through hardware holes. Twist wire together on back firmly tucking lose ends under tightened wire. Thread a 20" piece of wire through hardware holes and create a 5" circumference loop; repeat making two loops securing twisted ends at the back. Beginning near one hardware hole, wrap remaining wire tightly around 5” loop handle until reaching second hardware hole. Trim and secure lose ends neatly.