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Hoop Savvy

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Make the most of your machine-embroidery hoops! Find the right hoop for almost any project and learn how to use it to its full potential.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lisa Shaw

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to get maximum results from your embroidery hoop! Join instructor Lisa Shaw to discover which hoop will work best for your project and how to use it effectively. During class, Lisa will demonstrate how to use multi-position hoops to get more flexibility with positioning, and cover flip hoops to help you create big, beautiful embroidery. When you move on, you'll discover how to use continuous hoops to stitch clean borders and extended designs, before Lisa shows you how to make hat embroidery easy. You'll even get tips for everyday items that can help your embroidery excel and receive handy software pointers for tantalizing designs! g

Lesson Breakdown

1. Single-Position Hoops
Meet Lisa Shaw, an expert in machine embroidery and your guide to hooping success. Lisa will get you acquainted with your hoop, introduce you to the floating technique and provide you with tips to avoid the dreaded hoop burn.
2. Multiposition Hoops
3. Multiposition Flip Hoops
4. Continuous Hoops
5. Hat Hoops
6. Hooping Aids
7. Software Resources

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine
  • Embrilliance software
  • Variety of hoops

Taught by

Lisa  Shaw
Lisa Shaw
Lisa Shaw has been teaching machine embroidery for the past 15 years, with a focus on digitizing software. Her background in operations research inspires her pursuit of efficient, timesaving techniques, and she loves the creative element behind making new and unique designs. She currently works as an instructor for Embrilliance software, and enjoys the challenge of learning something new every day.

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