Cedar County, Iowa, 1972
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Everyone develops their own fvouarite ways of hooping. Many people prefer not to hoop very lightweight fabrics. Especially thin cotton knits, voiles etc or fabrics which have a nap or pile as these will show “hoop burns”. The best way with these would be to hoop a good, medium weight piece of stabilizer into your hoop (tight but not drum tight) and then spray with a product like 505 Adhesive Spray. Mark the centre of the area you want to embroider and place it gently on top of the sprayed stabilizer, then make a cross which is about 5cm across and down to help ensure that you are placing your garment straight. There are also various brands of sticky stabilizers on the market, which would serve just as well as the spray adhesives. With nice firm cottons, you can use a medium stabilizer in the hoop and “float” a loose piece underneath.

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