Friday, April 27, 2007

round and round...



who would of thunk that circles could look so dang sweet on a wall. I first saw this idea at purlbee a while ago. Then my mom found two super extra large embroidery hoops at a thrift shop and bought them for me. She had no idea that I was already collecting hoops here and there for this project, but the universe aligned once again. :) Funny how things like that happen when you least expect it. Anyway, the only difference between my fabric portraits and the purlbee's is paint. I spray painted my hoops in coordinating colors with my fabrics. It gives them a bit more dimension and color punch. I have a ton of wood tones in the room already and wanted to break it up with more color. Purlsoho is an awesome fabric and then some store. You can purchase delightful fabrics here to use in this project or you can use what you have. I used a mixture of vintage fabrics and new fabrics from my collection. I'll be adding a few more hoops to this collection soon. I'm tempted to cover all of my walls in these!
Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Jody said...

Hey! I found you via Leslie's site. She's so great! I live in MICH...mom of 5...4 at home and my 4 year old daughter, in Heaven since 2001. Life has been quite the challenge and adventure for me. I write about everything that happens. Stop by if you get a chance. I'm a scrapper, a baker, a latte drinker...and a lot more. Your baby boy is perfect. I love that name. Soak him up...his smell, his skin, his warmth. It goes by so quickly! All my best to you. Love the circles here. I just bought some fabric...and this idea is perfect for above my couch. I just may have to copy you. {wink} Take care. =)

Jennifer Dawson said...

I was wondering... How big are your largest hoops on that wall? I have been searching for large embroidery hoops, and am having trouble locating anything bigger that 14". Yours look so much bigger than that.

heather said...

hi! very cute! can I ask what you did you on the backside with the excess fabric? also - have you ever seen these used as jewelry displays?
thanks!

rustic roots said...

Heather,
Thanks for the kind words! I just trimmed the excess fabric as close to the frame as possible, but only after the glue dried. That way your sure the fabric will not move.

Yes, you can you use these for jewelry displays-cut a piece of foamcore board to fit around the entire back of the hoop.Just make sure that the fabric you choose to cover the foamcore isn't too thick. Use a spray adhesive to attach it to the foamcore.. You can then hot glue the foamcore(with fabric attached) to the hoop and then staple it for extra security. Use thumbtacs, pretty pins or nails to hold your jewelry in place. Oh, and you can also use a light-weight screen or lace. Apply either of those the same way you would fabric. Hope this helps!!!