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Embroidery Hoops; Stabilizers - ELNA 8600 Instruction Manual

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Embroidery Hoops

Hoop A
The embroidery area is 126 mm x 110 mm
(5˝ x 4 3/8˝). Ideal for sewing many of the built-in designs
and designs from optional PC design cards.
Hoop B
The embroidery area is 140 mm x 200 mm
(5 1/2˝ x 8˝). Use the generous dimensions of this hoop
for large size designs or combine several designs or
alphabets into one arrangement.
Hoop Part Names:
q Outer hoop
w Inner hoop
e Hoop turnkey
r Hoop tightening screw


All embroidery needs some form of stabilizer that can be
easily removed. Use a stabilizer appropriate to the fabric
and project. Common forms of stabilizer for embroidery
sewing are fusible, adhesive, tear-away, heat-away or
The fusible type is recommended for stretch fabrics and
fabrics that might shrink. Adhesive type is great for
velvets or other napped fabrics that would be damaged if
secured in the hoop. The non adhesive types should be
used when embroidering fabric which cannot be ironed
or for areas which are difficult to iron.
Most stabilizers should be used on the wrong side of
fabric. More than one layer may be required. Wash-away
stabilizer may be placed on top of fabrics like toweling so
the loops lie flat under the embroidery.
For any type of stabilizer, prepare a piece larger than the
embroidery hoop and place it in the hoop so that the
entire piece can be fastened within.


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