January’s Make

At the start of the year I wrote a post sharing some of my goals for 2012. One of my goals was to make/craft something new at least once a month. So without further ado, here is my January make…

My gran first taught me to embroider when I was a young child and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve never thought of using an embroidery hoop to make a pin board though, until now that is. My dad even came up with some useful tips for this make which was useful so thanks dad!

1. Firstly, take a cork pinboard, or cork floor tile, and lay it onto a flat surface. Then draw around the outside of the inner embroidery ring. This will ensure that the cork board is large enough to fit snugly within the embroidery hoop. If it is too small, it will just fall through so take care to make it large enough.

2. Next take the outer embroidery hoop (the larger of the two) and draw around your chosen fabric with tailor’s chalk. Then cut it out and stick it to the cork board with some fabric glue.

3. Finally place the covered cork board in the embroidery hoops, fasten in place and voila! You can then start pinning away to your heart’s content. I’m currently using my hoop pin board to collate some bedroom decor inspiration:

What will you use your board for? Post me a pictue in the comments section if you give it a go!