Clever idea using the Old English to darken the wood.
All I had without going to the store of which I don't go very often.
I got a stash of these embroidery frames in about 4 sizes from Salvation Army store and have them neatly stored in my sewing room for future endeavors. They had piled them all in a box and put a box price so cheap, I thought it was per hoop. Silly me!