Embroidering florals and other designs at a very tiny size is fun and rewarding. Why? Because they finish quickly and they're often something you can wear when it's finished. But what do you do with the embroidery? How do you finish it off? These tiny hoops and framing pieces are the answer.
These hoops aren't designed for stitching because most have a solid center that holds your work in place. But when you're talking about something that is only 1-2 inches, you probably want to... stitch in a slightly larger hoop anyway.
Also, take note that many of these will result in permanently attaching your stitching to the hoop. When making a jewelry piece, especially as a gift, that's a good thing! Just don't plan to change out the contents over time.
Now, get ready to take a look at the cutest, tiniest hoops you'll ever see!
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For a classic hoop that perfectly frames your tiny stitching, check out Dandelyne's hoop kits. They come in several sizes, both as circles and ovals. And when it comes to construction, these hoops will finish your stitching off beautifully with a smooth back covered with wood.
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I love scallops, and these cute and colorful hoops are just my style. Julia from Stars and Sunshine creates these on a 3D printer, which makes them extra cool. You can make them into necklaces as shown, or add a pin back. While you're there, take a look at the larger scallop hoops!
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In addition to more standard shapes for tiny embroidery hoops, Selina Hudson Designs also has some very unique pieces. This owl with three spaces for embroidery is a wonderful example. I also love the other bird hoops she makes.
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Want some sparkle around your embroidery? These acrylic glitter hoops will do the trick! The Creative Muster started with mini bamboo hoops, but has expanded to other materials, including felt hoops. She also sells a 2-inch hoop that is open in the back, meaning you could technically use it for your teeniest stitching!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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For a sleek finish, try framing your tiny embroidery in a metal frame. The pendant and brooch blanks from Kailea come in both a silver and gold finish and in a variety of sizes, many of which border on avant garde.
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The folks at ArtBASE are creating some very special pieces that, while not designed specifically for embroidery, make very nice frames. Some come with glass cabochons which your embroidery can wrap around, or you can cut a piece of acid-free cardboard to hold your work in the tray. I recently ordered these houses because they're just so sweet!
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Blue Cricket Design offers laser cut hoops in three shapes at a great price. Their pendants have a flat back to which you permanently attach the fabric. They also have a kit with some bold and bright colors of fabric and floss to help you get started with stitching!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Jennifer from Beadeux makes fun accessories for stitching, and her hexagon framing hoops are no exception. Like the mounting hoops above, the embroider attaches to the backing, then the front piece is glued in place. And don't miss the other great items!
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The scallops on this wooden hoop are so adorable, and in addition to the walnut hoop shown, Wayv Designs offers other wood choices. They also have more styles and designs, including wood cross-stitch blanks.