Elbesee produce excellent quality Beechwood Hoops made in the UK. These 8mm standard hoops are sturdy and will last a lifetime. They have a strong metal fitting on the outer ring and a strong screw with a slot for tightening with a screwdriver. This is essential for working Stumpwork and Goldwork to keep the fabric firm. These hoops must be bound with cotton tape, preferably both rings, to help stop the fabric from slipping in the hoop; it also protects the fabric from hoop marks.