Saturday, 6 August 2011

Tough Choice

With an overcast sky threatening to rain, this pixie was resigned to having to do some housework which, as Welshy can confirm, is my least favourite thing to do. On a whim I decided to get out the micro-lathe, knowing full well that it would be a pain in the bum to put away quickly, should the heavens open. Luckily we only had a few spits and spots, which gave me the opportunity to turn two new hooks that I shall be eventually selling.

The first one was done from a hazel rod that was lurking around in the shed.

It is 4mm and finished with Black Bison Wax.
Then I decided to play with some spalted Beech blocks that we've had for a while. I am so pleased with this one, it certainly is a thing of outstanding beauty.

It is 7mm and would be perfect for using with t-shirt yarn or old bedding. As it's such a work of art, I thought I would add an extra dimension to it.

I made it so it would stand up, that way it can be put on show when it's not being used. How cool is that.


  1. Hi! I found you via the School of Everything and as a fellow crochet'er and crochet teacher I was really drawn to take a look at your blog! I love the crochet hooks you have made. Could you let me know how much they would sell for? The ones you have photographed look very special and unique. Thanks - Ali -

  2. Hi Ali, sorry I haven't replied sooner but my laptop has had to be repaired and I had to wait until after Christmas, when I had some money. I'm not sure how much I'll be selling them for, as I haven't really given it much thought. I've been making them for friends and bartering a few. I suppose it would depend on how long they take to make, the quickest ones take about an hour but some of the others can take up to 3. As soon as I have some for sale, I'll post them on here, with a link to my facebook and/or folksy page.