Supplies needed for Freestyle Hoop Embroidery

6-inch high-quality embroidery hoop

Embroidery scissors

Size 3 or 4 Embroidery needle

Hard lead pencil

Circle drawing template

Sewer’s/knitter’s stitch gauge

A stitch reference for surface embroidery stitches (not counted stitches)

1 yard sturdy white or off-white 100% cotton fabric- suggested: 7 oz. cotton duck or twill* 1 yard cotton muslin fabric*

Size 8 pearl cotton (I recommend DMC)- your choice of colors, as few as 3 colors can work, as many as 12 for greater variety

Cotton sewing thread and needle

Inexpensive 6-inch hoop for display if desired

*Fabric amounts allow for different hoop sizes, for doodling, and to make more hoop embroideries. A nine-inch square of each is needed to fit the six-inch hoop.