Frequently Asked Questions
An embroidery hoop (or tambour frame), consists of a pair of concentric circular, square or oval rings. The larger ring has a tightening device, usually in the form of a metal screw. They can be made from a range of materials including bamboo, plastic, metal & wood. We believe Beech wood is the best material due to the consistent nature of the woodgrain, its texture is warm to use and it is strong. Bamboo or soft wood can sometimes used for its low cost but they can be liable to splinter.
Yes, you can reuse your hoops, they are made to last many projects, some people have them for many years. There are also Screwless and Picture Frame hoops, that you can transfer your work to if you would like to keep or display them.
Basic embroidery does not have to be difficult, and it is actually an easy and inexpensive hobby to start. To begin, you only need a basic pattern or idea and a few supplies. Like every craft the more you practice it the better you get. Start off with something not to taxing. Eventually you may want to create your own designs. Modern embroidery is now taking some really creative twists, the boundries are endless!
Yes, Nurge makes quality square plastic hoops, they are available on the Nurge.net website.