This week’s Free Furls Hook of the week goes to the wonderful Adrienne Davis. It’s a mega-chunky hook that comes with a free skein of extra thick ‘Swagger’ yarn. The wood that we used here is Southern Live Oak- an extremely durable, American wood that has chatoyant side grain and a super smooth feel.
This is sure to be a great hook for super-fast projects since the stitch size is so large, and we can’t wait to see what Adrienne does with it.
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To see more gorgeous hooks, visit www.furlscrochet.com. Happy Hooking!
This week’s free hook of the week is a beautiful Camelthorn wood, 5mm crochet hook. Camelthorn is a beautiful South African hardwood related to the Acacia tree with a fiery red-black-yellow grain pattern.
This hook is an absolute beauty. Reblog or heart this post to be entered into next week’s drawing for the free hook of the week!
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!
This whopper is a full 50mm of pure pecan awesomeness. I had a lot of fun turning the pecan (even though its really really hard; called pecancrete by lots of woodworkers) and the double hooks were even more fun to carve.
Put next to the little Ziricote 5mm hook you can see that this puppy is in the kung-fu-grip category of fiber craft tools. This was a custom order so it’s not for sale (unless you’re the customer, of course) but I thought it required its own post since its so big.
The past few weeks have been really hectic with two family deaths and preparing for an enormous move this summer, but I’m back on my feet (for now :D) and making more spoons. Believe it or not, this post isn’t actually going to be about spoons because I’m waiting for my camera battery to charge before I take any pictures of the five that I did this week. I’m finally getting to a good working pace and I chopped a whole bunch of really good blanks this weekend.
In other news, I’m really happy with what’s been happening on etsy lately. I’ve made it to the front page several times this week because of the awesome new group I joined called Beautiful Home. It’s a wonderful little team focused on professional quality home decor and I absolutely love it. Here’s to more views :D
In other other news, I’ve been marathoning some crochet hooks recently (as well as spoons) so pictures?
Yes. I recently ordered some very nice native Texas woods and gave them a spin. Most of them turn excellently and I’ve recently started stropping all my tools, so woodturning has definitely become more enjoyable.
I’m pretty sure most of these are going to make it to Furls, but at least one is going to be gifted to my girlfriend. The one above, made out of Texas Ebony, is definitely one of my favorites and I find it nicer to turn than Nigerian or Malagasy Ebony because it is just not as brittle.
They are all about 5.5” in length of varying hook sizes and, I think, they feel wonderful in the hand. They’ve all been sanded down to a silky smoothness and been finished with organic, handsafe, and baby safe beeswax. Anyway, more pics to come and esp more pics of spoons to come. Hooks here
OH AND A PICTURE OF ONE THAT I TURNED LAST WEEK AND THAT I SOLD TO A WONDERFUL CROCHETER SOMEWHERE. The wood is pecan and it’s 5” long.