Hoop height or depth?

by Sue
(Queensland, Australia)

I have read comments about the diameter of a hoop, but have never been informed of the reason for differing heights of a hoop. Is it simply what is comfortable for your hand without causing pain or fatigue?

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Different depths for different purposes
by: Carol

Would I be correct in thinking you are referring to the depth of the hoop from front to back?

If so, there are normally two different options here. A narrow hoop is usually used for embroidery. It is more comfortable to hold in the hand while working.

The deeper hoops are often of a wider diameter also. These are mostly intended for quilting. They allow for the top fabric, wadding, and backing fabric to be held securely. The narrow hoops would not work well in this situation.

I hope this helps.

Carol

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