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Remesh quick hoops

Remesh quick hoops

Joy wrote in recently to tell me about an alternative quick hoop design she'd seen while touring a nearby farm.  She wrote:

We visited a farmer last week who was doing something interesting with quick hoops.  He makes them so that the can be moved easily and also stand upright, attached to poles with loops when he's working under them.  I hadn't seen anything quite like it before.

Underneath quick hoopNeither had I, so I thought I should share the design.  It looks like the structure of the hoops comes from remesh with metal pipes along the bottom.

I'm a bit afraid of the scratch factor from working with remesh, but I think the design has merit as a jumping off point for further experiments.  If you try it out, I'd be curious to hear what you think of this alternative.  And, as you spread the idea, be sure to credit it back to Steve Whiteman at Trillium Farms who can be reached at

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Very interesting - I would think this could be a good option if you have a lot of wind and that the extra weight might keep them on the ground. On the other hand, these would probably take more storage space when they're not in use. I also think the scratch factor could be a problem...but it's definitely thought-provoking, thanks for sharing.
Comment by John Amrhein Thu Mar 1 07:14:34 2012
Good point on both counts --- weight in the wind and storage. Wind is probably the biggest problem with quick hoops in certain areas, I suspect. We barely get any back in our holler, but when it does zip through now and then, my fabric tends to come up on one side.
Comment by anna Thu Mar 1 08:19:38 2012

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