Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Spring Loop Embroidery Frame

When a Sulam Sayang friend visited me at my home, I was astounded. Edina first came across my blog from a link on another Sulam Sayang follower. A cross stitch enthusiast, she wanted to try bead embroidery. We were happy to share knowledge. She referred me to a local cross-stitch store which I knew existed but somehow lost in my mind during the course of the years in Kuantan. So I decided to pay the shop a visit.

More than I bargained for from that visit, I found this forever wanted mini embroidery loop. Plus, it's one of the new thing in sewing tool, it's a spring loop. Just had to have it. So I bought two sizes, one 3" and the other 4" (in pink!!) Same as the traditional loop, the spring loop has two parts - the outer loop made of strong plastic, and the other the inner loop made of metal. This inner loop is fabricated with the ends twisted to function as holder to reduce its circumferential size to fit into the plastic loop. Neat! Pictures show how I used it to bead embroider a floral motif at a kurung sleeve end.

First, place the material wrong side up. Slip the plastic frame underneath. Place the metal frame from on top and let it place itself into the plastic frame neatly.

Turn it around and you're ready to work. Click here to see the finished project at Sulam Sayang main blog.