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Sincerely, Stanislav and Julie Rudenko
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This ergonomic crochet hook is recently hand turned in a combination of two woods in a premium design: Robinia or Black Locust (Robínia pseudoacácia) and Merbau (Intsia palembanica), which has very natural and large-porous texture. Robinia wood has fine grain and high density. It is very multicolored and might be both light- or dark-brown.
The wooden hook and the final ball is made of Merbau wood and a smooth ergonomic handle between them is turned of Robinia wood. The item was sanded for a mirror finish, Merbau parts were slightly covered with golden patina and sealed with safe clear gloss varnish.
The crochet hook on the photo is 6,5" ( 16,5 cm) long and 0,95" ( 24 mm) in diameter, size = 8 mm. Made in a single copy.
Merbau wood has an orangish-brown color when freshly cut, which ages to a darker reddish-brown. Color can be highly variable. Grain is straight to interlocked. Texture is coarse, with a moderate natural luster. This wood from New Guinea has excellent strength characteristics and stability.
"Robinia's color can range from a pale greenish-yellow to a darker brown. Tends to darken to a russet brown with age. Grain is usually straight, with a medium texture. Black Locust is a very hard and strong wood, competing with Hickory (Carya genus) as the strongest and stiffest domestic timber: but with more stability and rot resistance. Although it shares a similar common name with Honey Locust, the two aren’t in the same genus, (Robinia and Gleditsia, respectively). Black Locust tends to be slightly heavier, harder, and with more of a green or yellow tinge, while Honey Locust tends to have a warmer orange or red tint." (from wood-database.com)
We make ergonomic crochet hooks. An ‘ergonomic’ crochet hook is a hook that is designed to alleviate pain that occurs while crocheting. Most ergonomic hooks have an enlarged handle that can be more comfortable to hold, especially for a long time. We haven’t found much information on exactly why a larger handle alleviates wrist pain while crocheting, but there is much evidence that these types of hooks work. If you’re experiencing tendinitis, arthritis or any other condition that makes crocheting painful… there’s a chance that using an ergonomic hook will provide relief.
We will carefully pack your purchase to avoid any damage during shipping. We will definitely provide you with a tracking number.
Average Ukrposhta delivery terms to the countries of Europe - about 8-18 days, to Canada and the USA - 15- 22 days, to Australia and New Zealand - 3 weeks and more.
You buy and receive the crochet hook that you see on these photos.
If you need bigger or smaller size, please, let us know and we make a special crochet hook for you. Most of custom hand turned crochet hooks could be ready to be shipped in 1-3 days (depending on the wooden blanks available)
There are three simple steps: 1. We discuss the details - wood, shape, color, length and diameter. Then we check if we have necessary blanks and materials to work with. 2. We make the crochet hook(s) and send photos of the result. 3. If you like the result - we make a personal listing and ship your new hook the same or the next day.
Please, use these links to order custom crochet hooks :
Our family workshop produces custom ergonomic crochet hooks from natural wood of various kinds - domestic Ukrainian and exotic - such as Apple-tree wood, Sweet cherry wood, Beech wood, Merbau, Apricot, Bog Oak, Oak, Ash wood, Smoke Tree, Robinia, Hornbeam, Silverberry (Wild Olive), Honey Locust, Cherry, Plum and other varieties. All materials are solid, natural and ecologically safe, woods have fine grain and high density, they are perfectly polished, items are sanded for a mirror finish and sealed with safe gloss or matt varnish or with a special and natural OSMO oil.
Our main ally and inspirer is nature itself, because it creates such a variety of colors and textures, every single piece - with its own pattern, which reveals itself to us only in the process of turning it. That is why we emphasize that each crochet hook is made in a single copy and we can repeat its shape, but the color and pattern of wood can differ - it is created by nature itself, we only reveal it. Hope for your understanding.
We turn crochet hooks of various shapes, and, unfortunately, there is no way they can somehow be systematized into the order table in this listing. The basic shapes are shown in the photo: straight and smooth hooks, in the form of an hourglass, with one or more balls, "gothic" etc. When ordering, please write in the note what kind of shape you like most, and also specify the type of wood and the size of the hook.
Other custom forms and designs are available too. Just write us, describing the comfortable form, desired wood and the size - and we'll start working at your new crochet hook. You can also send us the picture or the link, it will help us to understand and the idea quicker.
For crochet hooks of the smallest size - 4 and 4.5 mm, we recommend choosing hornbeam wood- it is very hard, smooth, perfectly polished and slightly porous, looks like ivory - both in tone and in smoothness and gloss. We make wooden hooks ranging in size from G to Q (starting from 4 mm and bigger). Smaller sizes are also possible, in a combined style. We use metal (aluminum) tips to get smaller sizes, which are difficult or impossible to do in wood. We can insert both aluminum and steel hooks into a handle to your choice.
More porous woods - Bog oak, Honey locust, Pear, Apple - are better to use for turning crochet hooks in the size from 7 mm and more.
Robinia wood (Black locust, Acacia) has a variety of shades - from light beige and greenish to reddish-brown and the color of dark chocolate, so please indicate in the order exactly which tone you choose.
If you don't find your country in the list of selected countries - don't worry, we ship worldwide. Please, get in touch with us before making an order and we'll inform you concerning the correct shipping price. Thank you for understanding!)
Feel free to ask any questions. And thank you for your interest!)
Ahhh ... after I spent all of last night admiring the beauty of this hook and how perfectly it fit into my hand, I thought I'd spend a moment writing a review :-) Well, this is beautiful! And perfect! I *love* the shape and the lovely felt case the hook came in <3 Stan and Julie are wonderfully helpful and friendly, I am so glad I found you and your shop :-)
May 25, 2018 by Meike
What can I say? The lovely couple who manages LETTOworkshop is listening to your needs and desires. The crochet hook is perfect for my hand, the varnish is smooth and the shape of the groove and lip is very convenient.
Thank you so much for your time and kindness :)
May 3, 2018 by Elise VERROQUET
Wow!!!! SIMPLY AWESOME!!! SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS AND STUNNING!!!!
I can't put into words the way I felt on opening my order for these outstanding set of handmade Crochet Hooks!!! They were soooooo well packaged, each one in its own beautifully handmade traditional Ukrainian protective sleeve made from such beautiful material!!!!
On opening each one, my breath was taken away, I almost wanted to cry with joy at the just breath taking workmanship that has gone into the making of each Crochet Hook!!! Releasing each Hook from their slumber, I carefully put my hand down the ornate sleeve and gently pulled out each Hook, WOW they feel like cashmere, soooooo soft!!!!