Collection includes one each: 4″ x 5/16″ , 5″ x 5/16″ and 6″ x 5/16″ hoop. Birch hardwood Embroidery Hoop with brass fittings. Excellent quality. The picture shows the difference between a 5/16″ thick hoop vs. a 5/8th” hoop. This listing is for three hoops each a different size in the thinner profile.
Hoops are imported from Europe and made of beechwood, they come in a range of sizes in widths 5/16″, 5/8″and 7/8″.
The fine, 5/16 inch width slender hoops are for light weight fabrics such as batiste and cambric. These are best for embroidering monograms, raised embroidery slips, or any kind of fancywork.
The 5/8 inch width medium hoop is recommended for medium weight linens, and fine woolens. The size is a comfortable weight in your hand.
The 7/8 inch width is recommended for heavier upholstery weight fabrics, and is actually my favorite for crewel work.
To protect your embroidery fabric from marking and hold it taunt it is suggested that one wrap the hoop with twill or bias tape. White twill tape is available separately for purchase in three widths: 3/8”, 1/2” and 3/4”.