Why is my embroidery hoop loose?
When the inner and outer rings of an embroidery hoop don’t seat together nicely, they won’t evenly grip the fabric, which then causes your fabric to become loose in the hoop while you are embroidering.
Are you supposed to keep embroidery in the hoop?
Place your embroidery securely in the hoop. If you’re using a vintage hoop that no longer will hold the fabric taut, wrap the inner hoop for better tension. … Trim off the excess material, leaving at least 1/2 inch and closer to 1 inch of fabric around the outside.
How tight should an embroidery hoop be?
Tips for getting good tension
When you’re using an embroidery hoop, the saying goes your fabric should be as “tight as a drum.” Meaning, when you tap on it, it should be firm without any give. The first step to getting good tension is to pull evenly and firmly all around your fabric to get it tight in the hoop.
How do you hang embroidery hoops without nails?
All you have to do is pile two small squares on top of each other to create a ledge for the hoop to sit on. Just like you would put a pin or nail in the wall except this way there is no damage to your walls!