I’ve always been drawn to circles and ovals, much more than any angled shapes. There’s something about a rounded shape that just feels pleasant – like an antique lace doily that, whenever you see it, brings the comfort of knowing you’re home. I didn’t even realize hoop art was a thing until just recently. But it most definitely is a thing, and now I’m in love. Beautiful embroidered designs on fabric, neatly held in an embroidery hoop, ready to be displayed on a wall in your home — whether alone or among dried flowers, picture frames, and the like. Shape… simplicity… a hand-done aspect … everything comes together in harmony in the beauty that is embroidery hoop art.
I got lost perusing Etsy’s hoop art section the other day and couldn’t help but share some of my favorites with you. Enjoy!
The fact that these adorable stitched people are wearing animal masks makes me melt.
This floral design is absolutely gorgeous — and I love the color palette against the wood.
Of course this crochet hoop would make me swoon. I also can’t get over the little flower/owl setup next to it. Too cute.
I love how full of texture this piece is. And the layout is just so beautifully simple.
These notes are straight out of Moonrise Kingdom. The best.
I love how this artist used an oval hoop to emphasize the idea of a semi close-up landscape shot.
The combination of ink and thread is so awesome — and I love the added interest of photographing the hoops next to some bits of nature.
One can never go wrong with arrows. I love the slight differences in each one — especially in the arrowheads.
These just make me want to get up and go.
Have any of you ever created embroidery hoop art? Link us to a picture!
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