Mini-hoop tips and inspiration

So, I’m really excited about the mini-hoop swap! There are heaps of people signed up (the biggest swap I have ever run, I think) and there feels like there’s a real mini-hoop buzz going around! If I wasn’t having a duvet-day, feeling sorry for myself and full of cold I’d be rushing and leaping around in excitement..

If you want to get started buying your hoop and supplies, then today is the start of the 10% off offer at Cloud Craft – just use the code HOOPY10. This is valid until 8 February, so hurry along!

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Here’s a direct link to the preferred hoop for the swap…

So, if you’ve not made a mini hoop before… Sonia, who invented the brilliant Dandelyne mini-hoop, has put together a really nice little tutorial on YouTube:

Top tip – you don’t necessarily need a glue gun – hi-tack glue is equally as effective for holding everything together.

But what to put into your hoop? Well, there’s all kinds of a different embroidery techniques, but there’s also patchwork and appliqué options – or maybe even crochet or weaving. Here are some of my favourites – I hope will give you lots of inspiration!

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Clockwise from top left: Blackwork in purple by The Salty Stitchers; Monochrome mandala by High Stitch; Cross stitch heart by rubysewoh / Danielle MatthewsDNA cross stitch by Cute Cosy Crafts
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From left to right: Foundation piecing by Love You Sew (Cristy); Tiny hexies by Willow and Trout Makerie (Kylie)
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Cute felt cat appliqué by Lyndsey Thomas
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Adorable kawaii book by Wild Olive
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Sweet umbrella stitching by Haruki
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Butterfly hoop by Loopy in Love

Hope your brain is buzzing with creativity right now! Have fun with the swap… and don’t forget that 10% discount with HOOPY10 at Cloud Craft.

6 thoughts on “Mini-hoop tips and inspiration

  1. Adorable!!
    I’m strapped for cash and time atm or I’d be sorely tempted to sign up!

    I’ve been thinking of try in to do a patchwork hexagon swap but can’t seem to find any in the UK 😦 Do you have any idea where one might be found?

  2. Hi! I’m having difficulties with your links. I can’t get to Cloud Craft! Am I doing something wrong? Is because I live in the USA?? Pat

    From: Very Berry Handmade To: pat_kichinko@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, February 3, 2017 11:23 AM Subject: [New post] Mini-hoop tips and inspiration #yiv1828825114 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv1828825114 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv1828825114 a.yiv1828825114primaryactionlink:link, #yiv1828825114 a.yiv1828825114primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv1828825114 a.yiv1828825114primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv1828825114 a.yiv1828825114primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv1828825114 WordPress.com | veryberryhandmade posted: “So, I’m really excited about the mini-hoop swap! There are heaps of people signed up (the biggest swap I have ever run, I think) and there feels like there’s a real mini-hoop buzz going around! If I wasn’t having a duvet-day, feeling sorry for myself and ” | |

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