Very high quality wood embroidery hoops. Made of birch with a satiny finish – no splinters or snagged threads! Solid brass hardware, slotted screw for extra tightening. Hardwicke Manor hoops are the best on the market. You'll never need another hoop! We recommend binding the inside hoop for extra firm hold and reduction of hoop marks – see Accessory tab for bias tape for binding. See Mary Corbet's excellent article on how to bind hoops here (opens a new tab): How to bind an embroidery hoop. Note – we use bias tape and unfold it as we go, and overlap the edges for a neat finish.