Hoffelt & Hooper Co Embroidery

Value Yourself

Value yourself—both monetarily and in the sense of your time. We’ve all been guilty at some point of undercharging, and that’s okay if we learn from those mistakes and don’t make it a habit. If you want to run a business for fun, do that, but if you're expecting the business to be your livelihood or to provide some extra cash as your side gig, you need to realistically charge...
on April 05, 2019

Staining Wooden Embroidery Hoops

I love the look of richly stained wood, so when I started embroidering I knew I wanted to stain my hoops. All the hoops I buy come unfinished and If I'm going to spend hours creating a piece of art I want it to be framed in something that compliments it. I'm weird and actually enjoy staining the hoops. It's a bit stinky and messy, but I love the finished...
on April 03, 2019

Photographing Your Pet

I am obsessed with my two dogs, which is why I started stitching pet portraits. I wish I could meet all your darling pets, but since I can't, I need good photos to stitch them at their best. What makes a good photo: Natural lighting out of direct sunlight. Take your pet outside or next to a window in your house when taking their photo. Find a shady spot to...
on February 14, 2017