Thursday, 14 November 2013

New year's hoop art tutorial

This is a project I had in my mind for a while, it didn't take me a long time to make it and I do love the result. I've used white fabric mounted on an 6 inch embroidery hoop and black felt numbers to "write" the new year. I've used a font called twinkle and after I printed my template I cut each number from paper and then used them as templates to cut the felt. A nit little trick I did to cut the insides of the 4 & 0 is this: I used blue chalk to mark the cut out on the felt, as you can see in the second photo and then used my pointy scissors to cut it out.

I placed my numbers on the fabric and then started embroidering them. I did the little twinkles first to secure the number in place then used scissors and tweezers to remove the paper. Then I just traced the number with white thread. I followed the same rules for the rest of the numbers, first I embroidered the little stars and after removing the paper I embroidered the outline.
And when I finished I had my new year's hoop all done, I love the contrast of the white fabric and black felt!

Wishing you a great day,

Linked to Homework, LizMarieBlog, PersiaLou & Whipperberry


  1. Love this, Aleka! So smart to embroider over the paper like that to start. Thanks for linking up to the handmade holiday link party!

    1. Thanks Alexis, I'm glad you liked it :-)

  2. I love black and white! The stars are so cute and I'm loving the simple design.

    1. thanks Amy, I love how simple it is too :-)