Caution: This is a small hoop for rug hooking. This extra strong 12" hoop has been made as a special request for rug hooking. The extra depth is the key to why it works so well. These hoops are custom made in our shop. This is not a mass produced overseas hoop that you buy in your local craft store. This has been steamed and bent into a jig to form the circle. Next, the blocking is installed with an extra long 8" bolt and an Easy Turn Knob, not a simple wing nut. Now it is hand sanded for over an hour with 3 different grades of sand paper to make it extra smooth.