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Chunky 20mm Live Oak Hook: Free Crochet Hook of the Week

Posted on September 08, 2012 by Shopify API | 5 Comments

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.

We’d recommend that you check out Adrienne’s tumblr, makemecrochet.tumblr.com and that you’d heart, reblog this post, or follow us to be entered into a chance to win next week’s free hook of the week!

To see more gorgeous hooks, visit www.furlscrochet.com. Happy Hooking!

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Posted in craft, crochet, crochet hook, crochet hooks, crocheting, diy, handmade, skein, wood, wool, yarn

Camelthorn Crochet Hook

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Shopify API | 16 Comments

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!

Posted in camelthorn, craft, crochet, crochet hook, custom, diy, free, furls, handmade, knit, knitting, wood, yarn

Finally Back

Posted on May 14, 2011 by Shopify API | 2 Comments

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.

Posted in Craft, Crochet, Crochet hook, diy, Handmade, Hook, Organic, Sustainable, Wood, Wooden

Gotta love those infesting Karelian beetles...

Posted on April 27, 2011 by Shopify API | 1 Comment

For working so hard on this AWESOME MASUR BIRCH.

Believe it or not, the crazy spotty, mottled texture on this spoon is created when a boring beetle of the Finnish province of Karelia eat their way into the local birch trees. The trees fight back and once they have healed the area they’re left with this famous but rare figure.

This spoon really was a pleasure-and-a-half to carve and I’m definitely going to have to sequester summore Masur Birch for carving. I wanted something with a traditional bowl shape but with a handle that was a little more contemporary-minimalist and I ended up with this. The bowl, by the way, is great for scooping (here, it’s digging into some fresh Mexican avocado but ice cream and yogurt would also be great for this spoon).

This one’s definitely going up on Furls right HERE and I hope someone loves it as much as I do! Silky smooth (sanding this burl was AWESOME) and mouth and baby safe. EAT UP!

Posted in birch, craft, diy, Finland, Handmade, Spoon, Wood, Woodcraft, Wooden, woodwork

What do fernheads, salads, and pears all have in common?

Posted on April 26, 2011 by Shopify API | 2 Comments

This spoon. THAT’S RIGHT, this monstrously well-endowed salad spoon was carved into curly cadence out of European Pearwood. They call pearwood the wood of woods, and MAN-O-MAN I CAN SEE WHY.

Its beautiful cafe color with a hint of pink really exudes woodiness and, when curled as exquisitely as it has been here, this pearwood reminds me why I fell in love with wood in the first place. That’s right, this spoon has saved my relationship with wood, or at least rekindled the glorious bonfire that the relationship once was.

But enough about the aphrodisiacal properties of pearwood, and more about this spoon. Personally, this spoons is the perfect compliment to a salad: not only is it a salad spoon but it’s large bowl makes tossing a pleasure, and it’s bodacious fiddlehead curve provides a lovely contrast to the organic crispness of a fresh salad.

Curly-Q is available for sale right HERE. As always, sanded to a lovely, satiny texture and finished with organic olive oil. You and your baby are safe!    

Posted in craft, curvy, diy, Fiddlehead, handmade, Spoon, Wood, woodcraft, Wooden, woodwork

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