What is an embroidery frame called? An embroidery hoop or (earlier) tambour frame consists of a pair of concentric circular or elliptical rings. The larger ring has a tightening device, usually in the form of a metal screw. The artisan repositions the hoop as needed when working over a large piece of fabric.
What can I use instead of an embroidery frame?
- A plastic container with a lid that ‘clicks’ into place. E.g. a take-away container, or a small ice cream tub container.
- A Stanley/Utility knife, or an X-acto knife. Any knife strong enough to cut through plastic.
- Strong pair of scissors.
How do I frame my embroidery?
What is the use of embroidery frame? Embroidery hoops stretch the fabric tight and can help preserve the structure and weave of the embroidery fabric, which in turn will help keep your stitches neat. Fabric naturally gathers under tension, but keeping it tight in a hoop will prevent your stitches from creating wrinkles and puckering the fabric.