HOOPLA is modern hand embroidery established 2012

Now operating out of a tiny house on wheels (two years and going strong!), HOOPLA is hand stitched magic for any and every occasion. Please take a look at the shop for current offerings and check back often for new pieces. Read more about me and my love (embroidery!) here. For sneak peaks of new work and a chance to snag pieces before they go up on the site, follow me on instagram @nichole.alvarado. Get in touch for custom projects, I do take on a couple each month as time allows.


WHERE: Portland, OR - location TBA!
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 4:30 - 6 PM

Please join me for a late afternoon of spring stitching! In this 2.5 hour workshop, students will complete a small sampler of five basic stitches: back stitch, stem stitch, fly stitch, satin stitch, and French knot, and then begin work on the spring blossom pattern pictured here. We will also cover transferring your pattern, choosing hoops, floss, and fabric, finishing your piece, and troubleshooting as we go along.

All materials are included and you'll go home with a completed sampler and the beginning of the spring blossom pattern for you to finish at your leisure (makes a lovely Ma's Day gift you can personalize!), one 5" hoop, and two needles. There will be a few different colors to choose for flowers. Coffee and tea will be available for sippin' as well as a few snacks - on toothpicks, of course!

This class is excellent for beginners, even if you've never touched a needle in your life! You'll leave with the confidence to create the stitchy masterpieces you've been dreaming up at home. Hand embroidery makes a magical gift and is a wonderful way to create something beautiful while you relax.

Please email me with questions: shophoopla@gmail.com.

Can't wait to see you there! xoxoxo

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Thanks for coming by, please feel free to give a shout anytime at shophoopla@gmail.com (or use the contact form above). xx