I used a really old 12 inch embroidery hoop. It's about 40 plus years old. I very rarely do anything requiring one this size so at least it's being used. I almost tossed it out so now I'm glad I didn't.
I faffed about with a bow etc at the top join but so far I haven't decided what to do.
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I wrapped the inner hoop with thin tape and then I sewed the background fabric to that while it was still taut in the hoop. Then I glued the loose fabric to the tape...see pic. After that I glued the outside hoop to the inner hoop. The fabric made a good bond for the glue. A bit of overkill maybe but I wanted to make sure it stayed in place. This sucker is not going to fall apart....LOL
Actually the back is interesting with all my zigs and zags. I put a thin layer of glue all over the back to make sure none of my finishing knots come apart. I might cover the back with something???? Not sure.