Mar 21, 2023 - 11:59 AM
If you've never done this, the purpose of hooping the stabilizer with the release sheet on is to keep the adhesive off of your hoop. (Allowing you to then embroider on "unhoopables" like socks, or heavy fabrics, or jean jackets, etc., - or if you have just a small piece of fabric like for a pocket, and that's all you have of it - it's may not be big enough to hoop.)
You can score the release sheet all the way around the edge of the hoop, or just in the area you need to embroidery on. Or you can do a big X and peel it off that way, which is what I usually do. It protects the stabilizer using the pen.