Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 11:06:28 -0500

Author: Jerry Smith

Subject: RE: Embroidery Hoop Demo


George ---

I use a 9" wooden hoop and an old Flair pen that is symmetrical (no clip or
cap) with a flat end to stand on the hoop. I'd make sure that the pen
balances easily on a flat surface first. Sometimes I get the pen perfectly
balanced in a few seconds, sometimes I (nervously) need to try 10-20 times
before getting it to balance. I'd suspect that either your pen is not
symmetrical or that your hoop surface is not exactly horizontal at the top
--- otherwise, patience, practice, luck....

Jerry Smith

-----Original Message-----
From: George M. Caplan []
Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: Embroidery Hoop Demo

I am trying to do the embroidery hoop inertia demo.
I have bought a metal embroidery hoop -- the largest metal one I could
find at Ames. It is 20 cm in diameter.
I can easily balance it on a soda bottle, but I cannot balance
a pen or a pencil or a straw on the top of the hoop.
What should I do?
My wife says that largest hoops are available at sewing stores. Is that
what I need?
How about a wooden hoop? Do they work better?