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How to Frame Embroidery – a video tutorial

How to Frame Embroidery - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

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Sign up for Embroidery 101 here. You’ll learn how to get started, the tools and supplies you’ll need, the four most basic stitches, how to transfer your pattern and how to display your work.

If you already know the basics – sign up for Embroidery 201. It’s also free! You’ll learn how to stitch on specialty fabrics like felt and stretchy T-shirts. Plus you’ll learn lots and lots and LOTS more stitches – all my favorites!

How do you frame embroidery?

I get this question a lot.

Actually – I get a lot of questions about what do do with an embroidered piece. They’re super fun to stitch, but then what do you do with them?

If you want to see some great projects made with finished embroidery pieces, take a look at these posts.

But you asked about how to frame embroidery. 🙂

This video shows how to frame embroidery in a hoop – without using any glue.

This post shows an easy way to cover the “ugly” back side of your stitching when you hoop frame.

And now I have a video showing how to prepare your embroidery for framing in any standard frame.

If you use this method you don’t need to cut into the fabric at all, and you don’t need to use potentially damaging glue or tape. It’s a great way to display – while still preserving – any fabric art you like.

Whether you frame embroidery in a hoop or in a traditional frame, you’ll need to give it a good pressing first. Here’s the video I mentioned showing how to press your finished embroidery without smooshing the stitches.

So dig out some of your favorite embroidered pieces (or applique – this technique works for all fabric art) and display them proudly in a frame. Hang them somewhere you’ll see them every day so they can make you happy. 🙂

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  1. Inna SAYS...

    Thank you for posting this video! Very helpful!

  2. Pauline SAYS...

    Thank you for the great info in the video.

      • Sandy Withers SAYS...

        Dear Wendi…I used both your ironing and framing videos. I can not thank you enough. Your instructions were spot on! My piece which is a gift turned out so well! Many thanks!