Hoop Swap aka Hoopapaloosa

While exploring lots of beautiful stitching blogs, I came across a fun idea by craftster.org.  It’s an embroidered hoop swap.  Here’s a link to a blog by Robin that has been participating.

This picture shows the fabulous collection she’s collecting, and frankly I’m jealous.  So I thought we could create our own Hoop Swap.  (Free $25 French Knot gift certificate to the first person to come up with a better name).

Here’s how it will work:

– Email me (info@french-knot.com) if you are interested in participating.  Send me your name, email, shipping address, a list of at least 5 inspiration likes or dislikes (i.e. like flowers, dislike blue would be one), and how many swaps you are interested in participating in.

– Then I’ll randomly pair people together.  I’ll send you the shipping info and one inspiration line from an interested participant.

– You’ll have 3 weeks to complete the hoop and ship it out.  If would like another hoop to complete, let me know, and I’ll send out another request.

– When you receive your hoop, please email me a picture to add to the blog to see how the collection is growing.

– For every hoop you complete, you will receive one.


– Each hoop needs to have at least 2 hours worth of work in it.

– Hoops can be any size and explore any technique. (Embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch, etc.)

– Be sure you can finish your hoop in three weeks before taking on the task, we don’t want to keep the recipient waiting.

– You cannot request a particular artist to do your hoop.  The point is to get lots of different styles and interpretations.

Doesn’t this sound like fun?

Please post a comment if you have any questions.


9 thoughts on “Hoop Swap aka Hoopapaloosa

    • Of course you can! We would love some international participants. Email me at info [at] french [dash] knot [com] with your address and likes and dislikes and I’ll send you someone else’s info.

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