tips &tricks :: framing and finishing
today i wanted to share my favorite way quick and easy way to finish and frame an embroidered hoop.
(you can check out this video that i posted a while back, to see this method in action (it moves really fast))
first, i like to back my piece with another layer of fabric to protect the back of my work and to neaten it up.
next, put your fabric in the hoop, center it and tighten it up.
trim fabric evenly around the hoop (1.5 - 2 inches is what i usually do)
leaving a long tail, sew a loose running stitch around the outer edge.
when you get all the way around, pull the ends of the thread and cinch it up, gathering the fabric with the stitches.
tie a knot, tuck in the ends of the floss, and you're done!
i really like this method because it's quick, easy, AND you can take the fabric out of the hoop if you need to.
here's how it looks from the back: