Hello my lovely hoop city family I have made hoops with all sorts of tape but I havent explored making ones with fabric yet but I really would like to. So any links, tips or tricks to get me going would mean the world to this New York Hooper.
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I use ribbon to make my hoops. I normally used 7/8" but have used 1 1/2" too. I find grosgrain ribbon is extra grippy, but I've used shiny ribbons too. I can hoop with them just fine but they are slipperier so more difficult for beginners. I just put some double sided tape (roller kind for crafts) on the ribbon every 8-12 inches and wrap it like you would with sparkly tape. It's much easier to wrap because if you make a mistake you can easily remove it and make the correction. After the ribbon is on I use gaffers tape as normal to hold the ribbon down and add grip. Here's a picture of some of my hoops.
Yeah, ribbons work great, especially if you tape down their edges, just know that fabric hoops get dirtier much faster.