A recent custom order by one of our wonderful customers opened our eyes to how scandalously beautiful wooden crochet hooks can be. Her order combined two Black and White Ebony hooks with a Brazilian Bloodwood hook in a beautiful fusion of Rocky-Road ice cream colors with Deep, scarlet and crimson colors.
Both Black and White Ebony hooks have some of the most mysterious and mesmerizing dalmatian-like striping, and this wood is probably one of the smoothest woods to hold in your hands.
The Bloodwood hook, on the other hand, is a solid but gorgeous red color. Furls has to boast a little bit about how perfect the balance on this hook is; since it balances perfectly on that tangential teardrop body (picture above) it means the weight of the hook is distributed evenly throughout the hook. This makes for the most comfortable crocheting experience on earth as the perfect weight and balance fit harmoniously in and fuses with your hands.
Custom orders are always welcome at Furls, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Also, who wants to be the magnificent recipient of this week’s free Furls Crochet Hook?
“The average crocheter holds their hook for thousands of hours during their lifetime. Those hours can either be healthy, enjoyable, comfortable, and beautiful if you’ve got a well-designed, well balanced hook, or damaging to your hands long-term and not so beautiful if you use conventional hooks”
Apparently, a Furls hook is worth the investment. Furls Crochet took a little break in Winter of 2011 but they’ve opened back up this summer with an amazing new line of beautiful, super-luxurious crochet hooks
Rumors are that there are plans to release a more economic Standard line at about half the price of their very pricey Signature line, but the sheer beauty of these hooks make them worth it. It’s pretty exciting to see the most expensive crochet hooks in history in all their glory, like this enormous 9” long, 30mm Rosewood hook.
Definitely only for the passionate crochet enthusiasts, but guaranteed to please given their 100% customer satisfaction rating so far! Check them out at furlscrochet.com
As I was perusing tumblr this morning, I found this wonderful post by whogivesastitch, which inspired me to make some chunky-monkey crochet hooks. I had worked on a double-sided, jedi-knight style pecan hook as a custom order a while ago and that was loads of fun, so I knew today was going to be A BLAST OF AWESOME. And it was. First up, we got Mrs. Cherry: 6.75 inches long, 36 millimeters wide with a super-creamy, cafe complexion.
In color it’s actually very similar to pecan, but the light texture of the wood makes it way easier to work.
I love the little lines of pink along the growth rings in cherry; such a fine wood! Anyway, moving on to Mrs Mahogany, who is also a 36mm and just a tad longer at 7 inches.
This mahogany was reclaimed from the cutoffs pile in a lumber yard in Warwickshire, England, so it has traveled around plenty! The color of mahogany is wonderful and chocolately and contrasts pretty well with the custardy, Ambrosia Maple stand that goes with the hook.
The stand idea just sort of popped into my head while I was working on the hook, and I think it’s a great way to show off the hook while it’s not in use. I know that these big hooks are free spirits with a lot of momentum, and like to roll around the table when left to their own devices, so the stand is meant to hold it down (or up, rather) and keep it from escaping!
Both are available for sale here! I know that last time a posted a huge hook there was a lot of good reception ( I know right, 26 notes is HUGE!!!!!) so let me know what you guys think!
Another European Pearwood spoon, this time a little more refined then it’s curly cousin (from tuesday). On this spoon I really wanted to experiment with a teardrop bowl trickling down a long stem and I think I got what I wanted (though there are definitely more spoons to squeeze out of this concept).
It’s deep bowl and teardrop shape lend it to more of a measuring spoon position in the cutlery drawer. I wasn’t very careful carving the bowl, however, so it measures only 2.13823 tablespoons and I’ve only found a few recipes requiring that quantity of crushed lemongrass seed.
If you’re into the whole adding-zesty-but-unknown-quantities-of-exotic-spices thing then I guess this is the spoon for you. It’s beautiful either way and would work fine if you were into super-sized portions of cereal, ice cream, or honey in your tea.
Sanded smooth, finished naturally and available HERE! Spoon safely!
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