Kathy's Quilts: Slow Stitching Sunday) So I figured I would link to her post and show the hoop I use for my embroidery.
I love this hoop! It's a spring hoop and so easy to move around. I just grip the two 'handles' and quickly move the solid hoop (on the back) just where I want it. It's also easy to rotate those handles around to get them out of my threads way.
When I first started doing much embroidery I used the hoop that tightens with a screw thingy simply because that's all I knew about. And if that's what grandma used then it was good enough for me.
Well.... not so much!!
I really really disliked having to unscrew that hoop to move it and then trying to decide where to center my fabric to get the most stitching in before I would have to move it again.
And then I found this one!! I don't know what the name is or where I even bought it. But I do know that I would never want to be without it. It's just so easy to adjust the fabric just a little or a whole lot.
So with that I do think I'll spend a bit of my lazy afternoon with my hoop and fabric.
Have a great Sunday.
Just a quick edit. After posting that I didn't know the name of this hoop I did a google search and found this. http://www.joann.com/darice-spring-tension-hoop-5/prd12000/
Thanks for stopping by....Linda