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
I know I’ve been pretty sparse with posting, so I’m going to try to post as much of my work, even if it isn’t directly spoon related. These egg cups, however, only make it easier for you to crack open that hard-boiled ostrich egg that you have every morning (which involves a spoon). Without further ado, the egg cups…
We’ve got some lovely curves in Brazilian Bloodwood, Mahogany, Utile, and Mesquite. I recently purchased a new bench grinder, so my razor sharp skew tore through these blanks like crazy (The mahogany was especially lovely, with ribbon shavings all over the place).
I also got a chance to work some Utile, which I reclaimed from a pile of wood that an old woodworker and framer in England let me snag somethings from and it was pretty wonderful stuff. It shares the same chatoyance and funky cross-grain as mahogany and you can get some really smooth curves out of the stuff (I’m particularly fond of the tallest Utile piece).
I’m still confused about how Utile is actually related to Mahogany, especially since I know that it’s also called Sipo and that could be related to Sapele (which does look quite like Utile/Mahogany anyway). So if anyone who reads this is a woodnerd and could hook me up with the info, please do.
I also love the red color of Brazilian Bloodwood, it’s like cherry cough syrup (although I’m sure there’s more of a glorifying way to describe the color). It smells a lot like vanilla when turned (which is sort of weird) and I think it comes off beautifully!
Let me know what you guys think (and if you want to see more they’re here)!
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.