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« on: July 09, 2014 05:02:59 PM »

Question for my wonderful crafty friends?
Most of my hoops are the old fashioned spring metal hoops. I have given away most of my wooden ones for hoopla's.

Do any of you know a method where the metal does not mark the fabric piece? I have that trouble with some. I have washed with salt and baking powder on the hoop. Soaked in vinegar with baking soda, that sort of thing.

I am thinking to glue on thin felt to the hoop, and stretch the spring a bit. Or maybe just paper the cloth with kitchen parchment, and cut out the middle for stitching?

Any other ideas? I don't have money at the moment to buy more hoops. You all seem to know better than me what is going on. It has been years since I did embroidery with my Grandmother. She is the one who gave me the metal ones.

They probably date back to the days of her mother and grandmother. They don't have a turn screw...just the spring. Hopefully a member knows what I am talking of. And no, they are not leaving me. I will re-hoop with the woodens when it comes time for my share  Grin Sorry. They mean a lot to me.

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014 05:09:00 PM »

http://www.needlenthread.com/2009/07/tutorial-binding-embroidery-hoop.html

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014 09:21:42 AM »

I have this problem sometimes with regular hoops, I sometimes clean then with alcohol before using or use a piece of fabric between the fabric I am going to stitch on and the hoop-like the size of a shoe string.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014 02:18:36 PM »

Interesting technique Ludi...thanks. I think I will try that one. If it doesn't seem to work right, I can always cut it off.

kittykill. I had not thought of alcohol. And you also brought to my mind...nail polish remover. I might try this method first.

Thaks ladies  Grin You never cease to amaze.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014 02:34:11 AM »

The tutorial show exactly what to do.
But the material is to chose very carefully, not to be too bulky.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014 03:14:43 PM »

I have a carousel brain. And it pops!  Grin

I remembered that as a kid I used the medical bandage type cloth tape, and used the same technique as the ribbon tutorial shared here. But it is sticky, and wraps tight. Then I baby powdered it to get off the edge "stickies".

Just another idea for anyone with this problem.

Happy needleworking!

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014 06:01:17 PM »

So Coban/vet wrap should work then - it is stretchy, thin, and sticks to itself, but is not actually sticky to the touch.  I usually work with it in 2 inch thick rolls, but I think I have seen it in thinner rolls too.
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