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At Pennsic, I took a few classes on Celtic embroidery from two gentlemen who received their Laurels in embroidery.  While a lot of what they said I already knew, and nodded off on some of the rest (Celtic history is fascinating, but not when delivered rapid fire, with interruptions from the other guy), one thing they mentioned was that neither of them use an embroidery hoop.  I've been having my own issues with a hoop during the process of the Wolfie Cloak Reclamation Project, so I decided to try embroidering without one.

Another thing they said was that they could finish a rather large area of embroidery in the course of an evening.  This project has been going pretty slowly, so anything to speed it up would be welcome.  I really think that "going hoopless" is helping.  Other than being distracted by the Internet (big surprise), it seems to be going quicker.  Maybe I'll time the next repeat.

I need a handwork icon...

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dyanearden From: dyanearden Date: August 24th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)
All of the embroidery, small crossstich projects, and needlepoint I've done in the past two years has been hoopless. I have a couple of frames for my large projects but I don't think I even own a hoop anymore.
dyanearden From: dyanearden Date: August 24th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Also, I've found that it's much easier to do tiny detailed embroidery without a hoop.
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