Prepare and Attach Media
In some cases, it is more beneficial to embroider a Frame without hooping.
These instructions are detailed clearly in the Heart Hanger Pattern which explains how to mark, align, and affix the background fabric to hooped tearaway by way of temporary spray fixative. As an alternative, there is also an adhesive hooping product with a grid that one can substitute for the hooped tearaway, which eliminates the use of the temporary spray fixative. The benefit of the product is that it already has the grid markings on it making design placement easy and accurate. As a lesson, use the pattern to learn how and where to mark, and how to align and affix the background fabric to the hooped tearaway product. This technique is particularly helpful when attaching printed fabric photo’s that one wouldn’t want crushed by way of hooping.