Custom Hand Embroidery / Pet Portraits & Wedding

Portland, Oregon
498 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thank you for a wonderful eight years! 💕

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Thank you for a wonderful eight years! 💕

Nichole Alvarado

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Nichole Alvarado


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HOOPLA was born in lovely little Portland, Oregon. Inspired by quiet, fanciful, & hilarious moments, everything in nature, and the endless possibilities of a blank piece of canvas, HOOPLA is any number of things immortalized on fabric with thread and a needle. From dogs and cats to Drake and babies, it's all happening!

Each piece is completed by hand, by me from start to finish. Embroidery looks simple and elegant, but a lot of work goes into placing each tiny stitch! Ya gotta have a ton of patience. Some pieces take one or two hours at most, while some projects may take days to finish. I'm into both. I love the entire process of creating each piece- the spark of an idea I can picture on fabric, threading the needle with a bright strand of color, the POP as the needle comes through the fabric, the picture that appears like magic as I work. My brain never rests!

This type of textile art is an excellent way to add something sweet to any space. Embroidery makes for great gifts that pals old and young alike can enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hoopla loves you. :)


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  • Nichole

    Owner, Embroiderer

    Hello! Welcome to HOOPLA. I'm Nichole, & I run this shop out of my tiny house on wheels in Portland, OR. I'm inspired by colors that pop, things nature makes, and each and every day of the summer. Thanks for having a look!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to HOOPLA! Thanks for stopping by. HOOPLA is a labor of love and I am so happy to share it with you. There is nothing quite like hand made- thank you so much for supporting this craft!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
+ I am hopeful your new embroidery art has found its forever home. If you are unhappy for any reason please contact me within three days of receiving your order. I want you to be satisfied; if you are not, let's chat!

+ ALL SALES of CUSTOM ORDERS are FINAL. I work closely with my customers on custom orders so you should have an excellent idea of what your finished piece will look like.
+ HOOPLA accepts Paypal & credit card payments for all orders. At this time I do not accept personal checks.
+ I ship all pieces going to both domestic and international addresses via the United States Postal Service. Please choose your delivery speed at checkout (First Class, Priority, etc.). Please note international buyers are responsible for any and all customs or other fees related to the shipping and delivery of your order.

+ READY TO SHIP items ship within 3-5 business days. MADE TO ORDER pieces ship in 2-3 weeks. PET PORTRAITS currently have a 10-12 week turnaround time. Please get in touch if you have any questions!

+ If you would like insurance, please let me know and I will create a listing for you to cover the additional fee (usually only a few dollars).

+ Please be advised I CANNOT guarantee any delivery times- once your parcel leaves my hands it is at the mercy of the United States Postal Service. Timelines provided by the USPS are estimates ONLY unless specified otherwise depending on the shipping service you purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs

+ Custom work must be PAID IN FULL before I begin embroidering.
A $20 deposit must be received before I begin sketches for your project. This deposit will go toward the final price of your piece. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE if you decide against making the final purchase.
A 50% deposit on some projects may be acceptable if we decide on this prior to me beginning the work.

+ Please do not send me photos of another artist's work in hopes I will recreate it for you. I will kindly request that you get in touch with the original maker.

+ At this time HOOPLA does not do wholesale. I'll update here if that ever changes!