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I'm no longer doing much T2T as I am downsizing and editing all my 'stuff' but I decided I couldn't *yet* part with these old embroidery hoops. At first I thought I'd use fabrics as I've done before. However I also wanted to do something with some of my old useless patterns so just combined the two. This was a very quick and easy project and may be only temporary but was kinda fun.

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Lucky

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Well done.
 
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Thanks metwo! I was looking for something to do with the patterns. Wonder if anyone else has crafts they've done with them?


Lucky

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I know I have read about doing something with patterns but can't think of any. Maybe I'll remember shortly. I'll try to concentrate.Smile
 
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I like what you did with your hoops.

Our sewing guild decopuaged the patterns on wooden boxes. They turned out pretty nice. I didn't do one. They used Mod Podge and recommended a sealer be applied.

Will be good to hear of other ideas.

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Totally cute! Maybe old maps might be an idea, too?
 
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For something more colorful, why not use fabric? Something with a large print so that you can use different sections of the fabric in different hoops.
 
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The original poster said that she wanted something DIFFERENT from the usual fabric.
 
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Sorry about not reading the message thoroughly. It was just an honest oversight.
 
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Yes....I did not mean it to sound harsh....Smile
 
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Wonder if anyone else has crafts they've done with them?


Yes, I have used them in decoupage, can't find a pic just now. I have also seen lampshades made of them, the paper fluted onto the frame.

I think they would be great as wallpaper in a sewing room.

(we were poor enough as children that we sometimes used them for something else!)

BTW Joy I like your idea and think it is a great use of no longer needed items. I do have a niece though who actually uses these old patterns for clothing! I mean as patterns for such.

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You can use old embroidery hoops as weaving looms.
 
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