The Embroidery Hoop Talk: The Embroidery Hoop shopping list
One question I get asked regularly is this:
Where can I shop hoop x or hoop y? There seems to be no one selling them!
I buy my tools and materials over here in Online Shops from Germany and never had a problem not finding anything I needed. Back when I had the DMC hoops in my Etsy Shop I was very surprised to send them all over the world. I always thought at least the wooden hoops would be all over the place.
The truth is, quality hoops are not omnipresent in every country or part of a country. Living in a rural setting now myself, it is a major preplanned operation to go shopping in the “big town” (ok that big town is either our former home town or Berlin, which arguably is THE big town here in Germany and I can get almost everything there). I also know that many of you live in a part of the country that takes an even longer drive than the 1 hour we need to go to Berlin.
Consequently online shopping has become a blessing for us. The shops I want to introduce you to are all Online Shops and many sell internationally. So regardless of the country you live in, I’m sure you will find something. The list below is sorted by country. I have tried to include not as many as possible but shops with a large variety of hoops so you don’t need to order from many different shops to get a decent collection.
Create in Stitch (ships internationally) – various wooden hoops and hoop stands
Australian Needle Arts (ships internationally) – wooden hoops, spring tension hoops, q-snap frames, stretcher bars
The Quilters Store / The Embroiderer’s Store (ships internationally) – wooden hoops (up to 14”!), metal frames, plastic hoops, q-snap frames, spring tension hoops
FRANCE – in french
Perles Corner – Dandelyne mini hoops
GERMANY – in german
Zur Lila Pampelmuse (ships internationally) – Dandelyne mini hoops, wooden hoops
Muckout – wooden oval and round hoops
Schrägstich – Dandelyne mini hoops
Stickteufelchen (ships internationally) – wooden hoops, q-snap frames, spring tension hoops
SPAIN – in spanish
Mimidae – kircum hoops with ears
Slow Taller – kircum hoops with ears
Territorio Craft – kircum hoops with ears, wooden hoops
Manos Maravillosas (ships to Spain + Portugal) – spring tension hoops, wooden hoops, q-snaps, plastic hoops
Sew and So (ships internationally)- huge range! wooden hoops, spring tension hoops, flexi hoops (colorful + “wooden”), plastic hoops, Dandelyne mini hoops, q-snap frames, scroll frames, bar frames
Hobbycraft (ships internationally) – wooden hoops, spring tension hoops, flexi hoops, q-snaps
Cloud Craft (ships internationally) – Dandelyne mini hoops, wooden hoops, flexi hoops, plastic hoops, spring tension hoops, q-snap, metal jewelry frames
Stitcher (ships internationally) – wooden hoops, flexi hoops, spring tension hoops
Needle in a haystack (ships internationally) – huge range of wooden hoops, metal hoops, spring tension hoops, q-snap frames, plastic hoops
Nordic Needle (ships internationally) – huge range! Dandelyne hoops, wooden hoops, ornament frames, stretcher bars, q-snaps, spring tension hoops, plastic hoops
Purl Soho (ships internationally) – wooden hoops
French General – french metal hoops
Easy Street Crafts (ships internationally) – hoop frames
Craft Habbit – 3D printed colorful hoops
Know a good online store not listed below?
If you know a shop that you love to get your embroidery supplies from, please do comment! This list can become a great resource for many people and it would help me big time to gather some recommendations (especially for spanish/portugese language shops. I’m totally lost here). Please don’t link up to large companies like Joann or Michael’s. I prefer supporting the small businesses around. Leave a comment for some advice for shops based in South America, Africa and Asia! Of course all the other continents, too.