Made in the USA: HOOPLA

Georgia Hoop LA

Obsessed with your pets as much as we are? If you can’t physically take them with you everywhere than what better way to feel their presence than getting a custom embroidered portrait? This ready to hang piece shown above was created by Portland native, Nichole Alvarado, and can be purchased on Etsy.

Made from 100 percent cotton embroidery floss, the portrait of this bulldog was stitched onto off-white 100 percent canvas and stretched onto a 5” wooden embroidery hoop. To prevent this cute portrait from disintegrating, excess fabric was glued to the back for reinforcement and the stitching was covered with a soft felt circle.

Animal portraits are not the only type of hoops Nichole creates; she also embroiders a phrase or a word, wedding themed hoops, personalized kids hoops and even your favorite kind of doughnut! She can pretty much do it all and strongly encourages customers to email her with new ideas.
Check out more of Nichole’s work on her Etsy store, SHOPHOOPLA, or follow her blog here.


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