Original text by: Marina Belova  Oh Your Excellency Lord Hooping Device! How much depends on You!  But let's be more serious: how can we make hooping of the garments more easy, but yet use an ordinary hoop? I don't suggest using special devices that help positioning an item in the hoop, which every embroiderer dreams of. What I mean is what one can do with an ordinary hoop to make life easier.  Not very long ago I was embroidering with the use of the ordinary square hoop, which is