October 24, 2014

Cottage Decorating Trend – Embroidery Hoop Art

One decorating trend that I’m loving is decorating with  embroidery hoop art. Do you know about it? It’s been around for awhile but I seem to be seeing it more and more lately.

frugal and charming embroidery hoop art decorating ideas

Hoops make great instant & inexpensive frames.  Plus they come in all different sizes and are very light weight making them easy to hang.

hoop art

I love my hoop art that I got  from Sparrow Mercantile!

embroidery hoop art

I love how people are doing gallery walls with the hoop art. Here’s a wonderful embroidery hoop art wall via Pam Garrison

purl bee hoop art wall

The one above is from Purl Bee using Liberty of London fabric (they also have a tutorial on how to make them).

 

You can make them as simple or as complicated as you want. Isn’t this one with the embroidery on that fabric just beautiful! You can find it here on etsy

 wool felt applique hoop art

I would so love to make this wool felt applique hoop art! So darling! Sew Mama Sew even has a tutorial on how to make it here.

embellished hoop art

Love this sweet one by Gracelaced that uses linen and a sharpie. Tutorial here.

trisha brink swatch wall

This wall by Trisha Brink is so inspiring – just love it!

hoop art from Take the Cannoli

This gorgeous hoop art is from Take the Cannoli

I’m planning on adding some hoop art to either my office or around my red halltree in the foyer. I got that big oval frame above for 25 cents. People aren’t doing embroidery like they used to so I’ve found that it’s pretty easy to find various sizes at thriftstores.  I’m sure yard/estate sales would be good too.

fabric hoop art

Isn’t that pretty! I have a bunch of vintage tablecloths that I bought years ago as “cutters” meaning they have holes, stains or other imperfections and you would probably want to do something other than use them as tablecloths. So I plan on using some of those for my hoop art.

If you like the look but don’t feel like making any, there are plenty of people selling embroidery hoop art on etsy. 70 pages of hoop art last time I checked!

I’m sure this is not for everyone, but if you have a more relaxed cottage/vintage style, it’ll fit right in. Plus  I think hoop art is another great way to personalize your home since there are so many different ways to make it!

 

***you are welcome to pin the collage of this post, but please go to the original source if there’s a particular idea you’d like to pin

 

 

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Comments

  1. It looks pretty, Manuela, and I have to say it would be a great way to use up those scraps of fabric. It seems somewhat familiar from the late 80’s, early 90’s; I guess it’s come back around again. Back then, it was those very country looking pieces.

  2. I like it. May have to use that idea in my home :)

  3. OMG HOW beautiful! I have never seen these and they are gorgeous! LOVE that wall behind the TV by Trisha Brink:) Thanks for sharing, HUGS!

  4. Glenda/MidSouth says:

    Yours with the roses is so pretty. I remember when this was done before – maybe in the early 80’s.
    Think I have a couple of the wooden hoops here somewhere.
    Happy Easter to you and your family!

  5. We used to do this years and years ago. Thirty years ago? At least. I still have oodles of embroidery hoops. The trouble with it is that the hoops are not heavy enough to remain in their places well. It was a constant adjusting process so it doesn’t have enough presence for me. I do like the display of fabrics. Just beautiful.

  6. Those are adorable! I remember making “hoop art” way back in the 80″s they were the same except ruffled lace was glued all around the back of the hoop.

  7. I love this trend and I love how much of it I am seeing!! I am a newbie to your blog and I’m so glad I found it! =) I invite you to check mine out! I hope you have an amazing Easter weekend!

    -Heidi Harlequin

  8. Hi Manuela,
    This hoop art is lovely. I like this style without the lace better than the lacey ones that were popular years ago.
    Happy Easter
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  9. Yes, I have seen it before and enjoy it! so pretty

  10. Oh I love this idea. I have one….hah…….as I gave the other ones away. But I want to make more now. I used to embroidery alot and want to do it again. Love the wall in that photo. So much cuteness.
    Happy Easter

  11. Hi Manuela–
    I think this idea is fantastic. I like it and think it’s pretty. I like the ‘relaxed cottage/vintage style!
    I actually thought of hanging some in my newly redecorated bathroom.

    How do you think they’d hold up to steam and moisture in the bathroom?

    -Pat

  12. Hi Manuela,
    Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment! This is such a pretty post – I love all the fabrics! I especially love the ones that have embroidery or are embellished.

    Happy Easter!
    God bless,
    Victoria Lynn

  13. no, I am not familiar…but I am now, thanks to your post!! and I really like it…BUT, I am jealous that you found this hall tree at Good Will…and the red paint it fantastic!!! can not wait to see your collection of hoop art around it!!

  14. That’s an interesting project. My favorite was the one that had words embroidered on it, too :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

  15. The rose pattern you used is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the vintage tablecloth idea.

  16. Manuela, these are just beautiful I love the rose pattern one at the end. Gorgeous vintage tablecloth fabric.
    Cynthia. Happy Easter.

  17. What a really neat idea, thank you for showing us. The look so pretty, and there are so many
    applications.

  18. Thanks Manuela for the kind words on my Peter Rabbit Mantel post. I enjoyed working on it and may just keep it up for another couple of weeks. I enjoyed your embroidery post. What a long lost craft, something I used to do decades ago and need to pick it up again. Nice reminder. Hope you’ve had a blessed Easter!

  19. I really do like hoop art, I shall be on the lookout for some hoops. I love your old tablecloth, it will make a lovely piece of art.
    Hugs, cindy

  20. Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers says:

    What a great idea! I think they will look wonderful around your red hall tree.

  21. I love these! Such a great idea for “cutter” items, which I have quite a few of also. Thanks for a great creative idea Manuela!
    xo, Andrea

  22. It’s amazing how they have taken on a whole new look from the “hoop art” from the eighties. Those used to have ruffles around them. I have gotten rid of a ton of them over the years. I wish I had saved the hoops now.

  23. Ohhh pretty. Aubenre` has a small one and loves it. I do not have spot right now but love the idea. Cannot wait to see yours xox Clarice