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 It is recommended that the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery be worked with the fabric held snug/taut in a hoop. 
·   The 3” or 4”   hoop is recommended for the beginner. 
·   Can you reach from the edge of the hoop to the center with your fingers? 
© I recommend the Susan Bates hoops. The "Super-Grip-Susan Bates HoopLip" is designed to maintain a consistent tension without distorting or snagging your fabric or threads. See below for using the screw type hoops.
©  Adjusting by tightening a thumbscrew keeps the stitching from becoming damaged when moving the hoop because you can unscrew the hoop and make it larger before moving it to the next stitching area.
©  I do not recommend the “Spring Hoop” for a beginner, because it is too easy to get your working thread wrapped around the “squeezer” bars. 
© Do not pull or tug on your fabric unnecessarily, you may disturb the weave of the fabric.  Snug, not tight!
© Take your unfinished design out of the hoop when not working on it. 
©It is suggest using a hoop for all of your stitching.  Especially when stitching any flower that has long stitches on the surface of the design. 
© The hoop helps to keep the fabric from puckering.
©Take your fabric out of your hoop EACH time that you are done stitching.

Putting Fabric Into The Hoop  

Make sure that your fabric is “square with the world” before putting it into a hoop.  Q-snaps hoops will distort the warp (lengthwise threads) and weft (widthwise threads) if the fabric is forced into the hoop off kilter.  The fabric stretches if put into the hoop on the diagonal.








How to put design into hoop (Susan Bates or other screw tightening styles):

1.      Place your fabric over the inner hoop, which is the smaller hoop of the two.

2.      The hoop with the tightening screw is on the outer ring.

3.      Unscrew the tension screw as far as possible without having the tension screw coming off the hoop.

4.      With the tension screw at the top, ease the outer ring down over the inner ring, gently adjusting the fabric so that it is taut and wrinkle-free.

5.      When the fabric adjusted, tighten the screw.

6.      Do not pull extremely hard on your fabric to get it into your hoop.

7.      Adjust your hoop carefully before tightening the hoop.

8.      With the Susan Bates’ hoop – there is a lip of the inner hoop.

That lip goes upwards.

Fabric goes over lip side, then the outer hoop slips over the fabric. 

The “lip” pops up above the outer hoop. 

This makes it easier to stitch because your fabric is raised a bit.

When using a hoop, always remove the stitching from the hoop when you have finished your session. This helps to prevent the hoop marking the fabric.

I recommend that the embroidery be worked with the fabric held taut in a hoop.  Why?  When stitching blanket stitches, bullions or most any of the B.E. stitches-especially the “A-B-A” set up stitches, the fabric needs to be kept flat or the stitches/threads will cause your fabric to pucker. 

After you have completed your stitching, sometimes slight puckering can be “stretched out”. Keeping your fabric taunt in a hoop is the best way to keep the stitches from causing puckering.

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