Bulk buying/collecting embroidery hoops?

carlamarie_2
carlamarie_2 Posts: 1,038
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Can anyone advise where I can buy embroidery hoops? I'm after about 12 in a variety of sizes, as cheap as possible.
I plan to have different fabric in them and hang them on the wall to cover some imperfections in our new house.
Obviously with moving money is very tight!

I've tried gumtree, freecycle etc and rang quite a few charity shops near to me (one shop had one in for £3.20, which I thought was expensive?!) and I don't use ebay. Anymore ideas?
Mummy to ds 29/12/06 dd 10/2/08 ds 25/5/11
:Amy angel born too soon 18/11/12, always with me Emmie Faith:A

15 projects in 2015 10/15completed

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  • That seems to be about the going rate for many hoops. Even E-bay doesn't seem to have much to offer, even if you did use it! You may need to get just 3 or 4 of the most useful sized ones for the time being.

    SewandSo do a decent range, but if you're buying on-line, make sure they're UK made ones as some others (American, Asian) etc are nowhere near as well finished and can scuff and catch your fabrics.

    Good hunting!
    Elizabeth :)
    Long-term No Buys: print books, make-up, art/craft items
    Lost 8 of the 20lbs I need to shed:D
  • glynisrose
    glynisrose Posts: 199 Forumite
    You could try hunting up someone who either makes them or sells wholesale.... Try 'Job lots' on e-bay
  • carlamarie_2
    carlamarie_2 Posts: 1,038
    I've been Money Tipped!
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    Thanks for your suggestions, I have got my carboot mad mother in law scouring the stalls and I got that one from the charity shop.im guessing its going to be a slow process as I thought if would be able to get them used quite cheap!
    Mummy to ds 29/12/06 dd 10/2/08 ds 25/5/11
    :Amy angel born too soon 18/11/12, always with me Emmie Faith:A

    15 projects in 2015 10/15completed
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