Hello friends! Today I have a sweet project to share made for Eileen Hull's Art with Heart challenge. The November theme is A Stitch in Time. There is still time to join and as always there is a great prize to be won.
I made a wall hanger using new Sizzix Stitchlits Collection by Eileen, with the focal point being the Embroidery Hoop die, which is such a fun die. Before I got really into paper crafting, something like 13 years ago now, I had a period when I did quite a bit of embroidery and I had fun taking out my DMC floss for this project. I was going for a soft feminine look and used Prima's Royal Menagerie papers.
Start by gluing Simon Says Stamp Birch wood veneer paper to mat board and die cut the embroidery hoop. I die cut it a second time from mat board and glued behind the frame, to make it thicker, and to make it look more like a real embroidery hoop. The metal part was die cut from Ranger's foil sheets. I will use the wooden circle for another project. This die is certainly not only for embroidery hoops, you can use the solid circle for lots of things, and the smaller circle is a great frame.
I used a thin piece of fabric that I found in my stash and attached it to the hoop, as you would attach fabric to a real hoop, but without adjusting the tension of course.
For the flowers without holes, I decided to wrap metallic white floss around them. Start with a piece of tape at the back. These flowers have great notches between the petals which made this technique easy.
Move one notch to the side with each wrap until you have completed the flower.
I hoop you enjoyed this project! It could easily be turned into a Christmas project too, if you used different colours and sentiments.