I love embroidery framed in the hoop. But sometimes i like an even cleaner look, without any frame but still round. So I went into the craft store, got some inspiration and came up with the following solution. It is like the 'lacing your embroidery tutorial' by muddlepud, but round. And also it is fast, easy and cheap.
I blogged about it in German ( http://fraushizzle.blogspot.com/2011/01/runde-sache.html
), but I thought maybe someone would be interested in an English tutorial as well.
It is my first tutorial, please bear with me and my wobbly English.
I use a lot of pictures to make it easier to understand.
-a circular painting panel (or some sturdy cardboard to cut in shape on your own)
- some strong thread
- fiberfill (or volume fleece)
- a loop or hook
- glue for textiles
1. Wash and iron your embroidery
2. Draw the size of the panel plus 2-3 cm onto the back of your embroidery. Make sure, that the motif is in the very center of that circle. Cut out.
3. Draw the size of the panel minus 0,5 cm on the felt and cut out. This will be the backside.
4. Take a very strong thread and baste around the edge of the embroidery circle. The last and the first stich should overlap. Leave enough space to the edge, so it doesn't tear out.
5. Aligne the fiberfill with the panel. Make sure, that it is evenly thick.
6. Put both panel and filling onto the back of the embroidery and pull the thread.
7. Have a look, if the motif on the front is in the middle. If not, adjust before you sew up the remaining thread to secure it.
8. Glue the felt and the hook to the backside to hide the raw edge of the embroidery. (You can add a signature or something like that too. This piece is for my partner in the Phat quarter embroidery swap.)
9. Let dry, maybe under a stack of books, so it gets nice and even.
10. Voila, you are done.
What do you think?