Hoops. I hate them, with an increasing passion. I *always* have tensioning problems. Always. On top of that, there’s trouble with hoop stains. Wrapping hoops with cling film takes care of that problem, however, it’s a right pain in the ass to do. It’s time to spend a few dollars on stretcher bars, I think. Especially as I have many projects in front of me and dealing with hoops is annoying enough to make me want to ignore stitching.