Make a Scene (With a Small Hoop!)

How do you stitch a 13” x 27.5” scene in a 5 x 7 hoop? One panel at a time!

Panorama views are particularly stunning as wall hangings and, although it is more convenient, you do not have to have a big hoop to create big projects.

Karen Edmondson, one of our talented Secrets of Embroidery Facebook Group members, recently finished two stunning appliscape panels and shared them on our page.

The first is the Spring Folk Art Scene from Anandas Divine Designs. Karen said it took about three hours per panel for the embroidery.

Each panel is made of three 5×7 freestanding applique design squares. Block edges are satin stitched so that panels can be joined together with a zig zag stitch. You can stitch panels independent of each other or join them for a stunning panorama.

With  the Summer Folk Art Scene, also from Anandas Divine Designs, Karen used a shortcut. Using her largest hoop, she combined “A” and “B” sections of a panel, not stitching the satin stitching that joins them until doing section “B.” That saved four hoopings for the project.

You can buy these designs by the panel or as a set for nearly 70% off.

This is just a sampling of the inspiration that is shown on the Secrets of Embroidery Facebook page. If you have not joined yet, please do.

Gorgeous projects, Karen. Thank you for sharing!