This hook, made from willow, has a gauge of approx 7.5mm and approx 10cm in length and finished with a light layer of varnish. It is embellished with a glass bead secured with wire.
My Crochet hooks are selected during woodland walks, or walks around local parks. Looking for an interesting stick is quite Zen, (like looking for interesting pebbles on a beach), and is a fundamental part of the making process. When I find the right twig it seems like a magic wand in my hand, and I get excited before I have even started to work on it.
I always use fallen twigs (Natures discards), and I choose the ones with most interesting shapes, colours or textures.
I think when I fashion a twig or stick into a crochet hook, it is crucially important to maintain the integrity of the originals shape- made by Nature. Conveniently, many of the natural curves and twists in a found twig, will provide a natural handle for the hook. I think I do not so much change the twig into a hook, as much as reveal the hook that was already there!
Each hook is totally unique and individual, exactly like the people that will use them.
It is important to me that the hooks fulfil their function and 'crochet', and I enjoy test driving each of them before I offer them for sale. I am an expert at crochet and I fully understand the anatomy of a hook.
A believer in natural simplicity, my intervention in the shape, size and gauge is minimal, and I like to fashion the hook, then apply simple beeswax and coconut oil to preserve the condition of the wood and make it silky to the touch. The natural oils from your own busy hands will continue this process of preserving the tool, so it is important that you use your crochet hook to make lots of beautiful things!
This would make an ideal gift for the crafty crochet lover in your life. And as all proceeds go towards Little Bird SOS' social aims, so as well as buying a unique item you are also supporting a good cause!
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