Instagram user Carissa Caples of @setfreecreative had a simple idea: “Take a picture of your face framed by a hoop (the smaller the better!) and tag some of your favorite embroidery artists to keep it going… I’m hoping this can strengthen the feeling of community among embroidery artists and add some laughter to this stressful time for small business owners. We’re in this together!” And thus #hoopyourself was born!
This creative #hoopyourself challenge has captured the imagination of embroiderers worldwide, and we’ve been enjoying keeping up with the hashtag ever since. The wonderful thing about this challenge is that is reveals just how widespread and diverse the embroidery community is – in terms of location, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and even pet preferences – and how embroidery is a true passion for people all over the world. To celebrate this wonderful challenge bringing together the stitchers of the world, here are a few of our fave posts, beginning with Carissa’s post that started it all! At the time of writing there are over 1300 #hoopyourself posts to enjoy.
There is something just so joyful about this challenge, bringing people together in such a creative and fun way. So have a go and #hoopyourself – have fun, be crazy, show your true colours and why not include your pet? There are a world of other embroidery fans out there for you to connect with and celebrate your love of stitch.
And finally, for ideas of beautiful things to embroider in your hoops, be sure to check out our range of awesome embroidery books below.