This 14" Vented Laptop Hoop Frame is specifically designed for the rug hooking. Most rug hookers will start out with a basic craft store hoop and will use it a few times until it breaks. This extra large hoop is thicker and stronger than any other hoop on the market today. The hoop is 2" in depth and has been mounted on 4 legs that elevate the rug off of your lap to a comfortable height. The "Vented" bottom lightens up the frame and allows heat to vent off of your lap while working on your rugs. A large 8" bolt has been installed for the extra thick rugs and a very easy to use, tri-knob comes standard on all rug hooking frames. 4 magnets are pre-installed in the bottom allowing you to use it on any of our three unique lap bases. (Sit-On, Bean Bag and Floor Stand)
How to choose the best size hoop or frame... If you are trying to select the correct size hoop, try this tip:
"To select the correct hoop/frame, you should measure the distance from the inside of the elbow to the second joint of the first finger or to the tip of your middle finger. I have seen both of these measurements quoted . These lengths are the largest diameter quilting hoops/frames that can be used comfortably, without causing shoulder or back pain. You should pick a hoop that seems most comfortable for the current project. The most purchased size is a 16" frame/hoop and the 18" comes in as a close second place purchase. Many hookers will often purchase several sizes of hoops/frames, including a little 12" travel frame for on-the-go projects or smaller projects. Adding other options such as a tilting base or one that can rotate will only add to your hand quilting experience. Larger 16" or 18" frames work best when used on my Floor Stand. The issues with weight and size can be overcome by using this style of base.
Adding a finish to your purchase in my opinion is a smart move. By clear coating the item it will seal and protect the wood for years of use. Think of it as a small piece of prized furniture. Color choices are just for looks but add beauty to the item."
Posted by sandra hunt on 9th Nov 2015
I just received my rug hooking hoop and I love it. I have the octagon frame with the grippers and I love that for hooking with wool but I wanted to try hooking with yarn well, the gripper frame pulled the yarn so I got the rug hoop without the grippers. It works awesome with the yarn no more snagging. I also have the 14" quilters hoop and the bean bag base. As much as I love to quilt and it is very nice I also use this to do needlepunch. It holds the weavers cloth tight and you can get the whole pattern on it. Using it with the bean bag base you can swivel it to punch in any direction. I would recommend any of these to quilters, and people who love to hook. Thank you Harry for all the hard work you do and for the beautiful quality and craftsmanship. Your friend Sandy