There are lots of different styles of embroidery hoops and frames available. Whether you use one or not is up to you. Beginning stitchers may find it easier to put their fabric in an embroidery hoop.
To use a hoop, first loosen the screw and separate the two rounds. Place the round without the screw flat on a table or work surface. Lay the fabric over the hoop making sure the center of the fabric is in the center of the hoop. Place the other round over the fabric and press it down so the fabric is sandwiched between the two hoops. Gently pull the fabric taut as you tighten the screw on the hoop. Don’t pull the fabric too tight or it will distort the weave of the fabric.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 107 x 96 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 7.6 x 6.9 inches or 194 x 174 mm
Suggested Material Size: 13.5 x 12.8 inches or 344 x 324 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands
Traditionally, stitchers begin to stitch from the middle of the fabric to ensure the design is centered when finished. You may also count up from the center to the topmost left and begin stitching there.
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