Turkey Embroidery Hoop Art and #Myfavoritebloggers

turkey hoop

Hello!  Another month has flown by, and here we are once again, My Favorite Bloggers, sharing on a similar theme.  Last month we shared our creative Pumpkin projects (see it HERE), and the month before we all create Apple projects (see it HERE).  This month we went a little more abstract, and created around the theme of Giving Thanks.  In case you’ve forgotten, here we all are:

My favorite bloggers 10-13

Make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post.  There you will find a picture of all the projects, as well as links to each and every project.  First off, though, I’d love to share with you my own inspired project: Embroidery Hoop Art featuring a Turkey!

turkey embroidery hoop art 2


  • Various Fabrics. I used Upholstery Samples.  Try to find something with texture.
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Neutral Fabric for background

turkey how to

  1. Use the TEMPLATE to cut our 12 feather shapes.
  2. Using a running stitch, stitch the feathers down, starting with the two that are horizontal, and directly across from each other.
  3. Stitch down the remaining feathers, overlapping as you go.
  4. Use a back stitch to sew around the outside of the turkey body.  Then, sew on the beak and gobbler (what the heck is that red thing called??).
  5. Finally, use a slip stitch to stitch on the word “gobbler” to the bottom.  I free-handed my lettering with a water soluble marker and then stitched over it.

Turkey Embroidery Hoop Art 1

And…I hope you aren’t getting tired of embroidery hoops!  I am planning another collage of hoops for Thanksgiving, just like I did for Halloween.  If you missed that, check it out HERE.  As you can tell, this collage will be a little bit more colorful.  I’m planning lots of beautiful rich fall colors.

Turkey Embroidery hoop art 3

Enough from me!  It’s time to head out and check out the other wonderfully THANKFUL projects!

10 thankful projects

Thanks, as always, for being here.  And, thanks to my dear friends for playing along once again this month!

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  1. Nancy this is gorgeous! I love it! You are so talented 🙂

  2. How cute! I love that you used found materials ! Great idea.:)

  3. I love this piece! It is so super cute 🙂 Hopefully I can sit down and make one ’cause it is fabulous 🙂

  4. You sure know how to rock those embroidery hoops!

  5. So cute!! I think I personally would have to give him eyes…maybe googly eyes…but I totally love him! Is there anything you can’t do with an embroidery hoop, lady?

  6. This is just the cutest! This would be adorable on a kid’s shirt too!

  7. Lovely!

  8. I love the embroidery hoop art, and the found materials give it such a rustic feel. Also, I think it’s called a wattle?

  9. Super cute! And what a great scrap-buster project. Your embroidery hoop projects make me feel like I’m not a crazy woman for buying embroidery hoops whenever I see them at thrift stores! Now, I’ve just gotta start using them!

  10. This is so cute! I love how it turned out.

  11. This is so amazing! You really have a talent!

  12. Nancy, your embroidery hoop art just blows me away! You are so talented…I absolutely LOVE this turkey !

  13. How beautiful! I love this idea, so fun and creative!!!! Beautifully done!


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