I had always seen embroideries hung in the hoop they were, theoretically, created in. It’s a really sweet timeless look. Putting fiber art in a frame works and is better for some pieces than others. Sure. It WORKS. But it feels better to me to do it the traditional way. If you search Pinterest for embroidery you will see it in a hoop 90% of the time.
Let me show you how I do this.
If you finish it and then just leave it in the hoop, you have the issue of light. The fabric isn’t opaque. If you put it up to a light you can see all the threads. I wanted to avoid this as much as I could when finishing off my hoops.