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Topic: Double-sided (mood) "anchor" hoop  (Read 1212 times)
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« on: July 07, 2014 03:39:49 PM »

For one of my partners in the hoopla swap, I saw she had a pin that said "You're a W(anchor)", and I knew the instant that I saw it I had to do it.  But as I cruised her pinterest more, I also saw she had some posters pinned that said "You (anchor) me".  And an idea was born!  A two-sided hoop, where you could display whichever side matched your mood!  You partner would know they were either in your good (anchoring) graces, or they were on your bad side (W(anchor)).  Then came the part about figuring out how to do it...





This is what I did....

I stitched the W(anchor) side as usual, then pulled it as tight as I could in the hoop.  I sewed a line of stitching around the back side to hold it really, really tight.  Then (because it was dark fabric and I was adding a light fabric on top) I sewed a white circle to the back, as close to the edges as I could.

Then I released the outer hoop.

Then I put the white (anchor) side in a larger hoop, tightened it, and spread a little line of glue around the outside edge of the back of the black W(anchor) hoop and pressed it to the center of the white (anchor) side.

After that dried, I trimmed the white fabric so the raw edge would be in the middle of the hoop edge, and slipped the outer hoop back over it, hiding the raw edge.

It's not as taut as I would have liked, perhaps, but it seemed to hold up!

Does anyone else have a way to do a double-sided hoop?  I was just winging this, all the stuff I could find by Googling dealt with making the embroidery as pretty on the back as on the front (trust me, no one wants to see the back of my embroidery!).
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014 04:00:32 PM »

I think your method is genius...when I saw this, I immediately started thinking how it could be done...sounds like a logical way to do it, but I don't embroider a lot, so I would have winged it the same way!

I love the two sayings but how they are related...this idea would be a fun swap...
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014 04:12:30 PM »

Ooooh, a "two sides of the same coin" swap?  It could be anything, not just a hoop, but topsy turvy dolls, reversable skirts, um... I'm sure there are tons of reversible project ideas out there!

Brilliant idea!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014 07:07:59 PM »

Ummm.... this is just brilliant.  Absolutely brilliant!  And I think it would be a marvelous idea for a swap.  Cheesy

I desperately want to learn to crochet, so I can make (among many, many other things) this wonder:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/489977634431148756/
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    « Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014 05:05:34 AM »

    You are all kinds of awesome Smeddley!  Cheesy
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    « Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014 05:32:45 AM »

    Vincentvanbuck - yes! That was exactly the kind of doll I was thinking about for a swap, maybe the whole "two sides" swap really needs to happen! But later, unfortunately, too many amazing swaps lately...

    Awww, Kookaloo_starr, thanks! Smiley
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    « Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014 06:00:58 AM »

    I agree, smeddley is uber talented!  vincentvanbuck---good reason to learn crochet...so cute!

    I had a doll like that when I was a kid...one half was a princess and the other was a swan!
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    « Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014 08:17:00 AM »

     Cheesy Ha! Great stitching!
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    « Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014 09:12:49 AM »

    I need this.. I really really need this!  Love it!
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    « Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014 08:10:13 AM »

    Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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