This extra large 18" Ring Design 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 5 legs that elevate the rug off of your lap to a comfortable height. 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.
Note: This light weight model (Ring Frame) has a large cut out bottom and can not be used with our 3 base designs, as there is no magnets installed.
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 hoops/frames that can be used comfortably, without causing shoulder or back pain. Each hooker should pick a hoop that seems most comfortable for the current project. The most purchased size is a 16" frame/hoop and the 16" comes in as a close second place purchase. Many quilters will often purchase several sizes of hoops/frames, including a little 12" travel frame for on-the-go projects or smaller projects.
Now should I go with a traditional round or a square hoop? Hmmm? Why use a square hoop vs. a round hoop? Well, to start, a square hoop has a little more surface area in those four corners. For example, a 14" square hoop has the same surface area as a 16" round hoop. This means you don't have to move the fabric in and out of a hoop as much.
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."