Cacti Embroidery Hoop Art

Every little tike who lives in the southwest would love to add this trio to  their bedroom decor.  They are so easy to create.  You make your circle just a bit larger that the hoop it will set in once completed. To prevent the  muslin circle from raveling, I like to serge the edges.  Then you just transfer the design using a washable pen from any pattern.  I used a child’s coloring book to get these.  Using simple embroidery stitches and vivid-colored floss, you just let your creativity soar.  Once the embroidery is done, I add a felt backing and re-serge the edges to provide a neat finish.  As I surge the finishing edge, I add a 3 inch ribbon loop.


I like to group my art in a set of three.  So, this is what the cacti trio would look like.  Having a set of three allows you to arrange them  anyway that is pleasing to the eye.

Cacti Trio

Whimsy Cowboy Trio

Embroidery Hoop Project #2 is perfect for a little cowboy’s room.  These were embroidered and finished with a felt backing.  The ribbon hanger is attached when each circle was serged.

The beauty of working with a set of three is that you can arrange them in any order that is pleasing.  They could be used to decorate the corner of a wall that might be set up for reading or an art center.

Whimsy Cowboys