How do you stretch and mount embroidery?
Steam stretching will pull it gently back into shape. Place a towel on your ironing board or pad, and lay your embroidery face down on top of it. Put your iron on the steam setting, and hold it over the back of your embroidery, moving it slowly so that all of the fabric steamed equally.
Do you leave embroidery in the hoop?
If the hoop is large enough to encompass the entire design, you can get away with leaving the fabric in the hoop, but it’s a good idea to loosen the tension a bit when you’re done stitching. If your hoop is smaller than your design, you definitely want to take the fabric out when you’re done stitching for the day.
What can I use instead of an embroidery hoop?
Another effective way of doing embroidery without a hoop is by using a scroll fabric. It helps in maintaining fabric tension and is also hands-free. You can put your focus elsewhere while stitching. You can do that without risking damaging your project.