October 2008

1850s - 1870s Bell Shaped Hoop

Laughing Moon's Bell Shaped Hoop, view A in pattern #112. In cotton sateen and plastic coated hoop wire.

The top channels were left empty. And as you can see, it's a very modest hoop: only 76" in circumference. It works quite well under my 1860s cotton calico. But I admit to having hoop envy of some of the larger ones on the market.