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Crochet Hooks

Post: #254903 wigan pixie
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:52 pm

I've done a bit of whittling and wood turning in my time and last summer I decided to buy myself a micro lathe, which can be taken to festivals and powered by a leisure battery and solar panel setup. I'm also a keen crocheter and so I decided to make myself some more hooks and I thought some of you might like to see them.

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Post: #254904 julie_lanteri
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:59 pm

they are absolutely beautiful. what a fantastic job!

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Post: #254906 Penny Lane
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:27 pm

Totally stunning, I'd have to find somewhere special to put them so they could be viewed all the time!
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Post: #254923 Green Aura
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:16 pm

If this was Facebook my response would be something along the lines of

OMG, OMG, OMG, want those, please!!!!!! :lol:

But it isn't so I'll just say

They look lovely, you're obviously very skilled. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #254924 Milims
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:21 pm

Absolutely beautiful! My OH made some rug hooks and prodders - I think I'll show him these......... :wink:
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Post: #254951 safronsue
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:35 am

they must be lovely to work with. very well done, i'm sure you could sell them easily.

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Post: #254958 bill1953
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:50 am

My Dad was a carpenter and cabinet maker. He would have beein very impressed with your work :icon_smile:
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Post: #254971 wabbit955
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:34 am

love them
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Post: #254984 wigan pixie
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:08 pm

Thanks for the lovely comments. I do intend to do more and sell them, along with my other creations. Sadly the windy weather at the end of last year almost took the roof of my workshop (shed), the roofing felt disappeared into the distance and then the rain got in and so the electricity had to be disconnected and work had to stop. Will all be fixed when the weather improves and I can get to work again. I'm a bit annoyed because a lot of my yarn friends wanted hooks for Christmas and I could have made some much needed cash but that's life I suppose. Roll on spring and then we can all play outside again :)
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Post: #255042 MuddyWitch
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:43 pm

They are beautifull.

When you go into production will you be making knitting needles too? I'd be really interested in those.

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Post: #255043 wigan pixie
Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:05 pm

MuddyWitch wrote:They are beautifull.

When you go into production will you be making knitting needles too? I'd be really interested in those.

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Not sure if the working distance would be long enough for knitting needles but they could be done on the big lathe. Think I need a mini lathe now (any excuse) as the big lathe is a pain to use and I've a few things I want to make that are just a bit too big for the micro.
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Post: #255046 MKG
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:22 am

safronsue wrote:they must be lovely to work with. very well done, i'm sure you could sell them easily.


Just thought I'd emphasise that.

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Post: #255068 Susie
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:44 am

Those are amazing. Also I read your blog and what a great thing to do, going round festivals teaching people how to knit/ crochet, I bet that's really popular.
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Post: #255083 wigan pixie
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:22 am

Yes we have a great time with the workshops, sadly we'll never make any money from it but we get so much satisfaction from what we do that we know it's worth it. There's nothing like the delight on someone's face who think they can't do it and then suddenly it all clicks into place and off they go. Knitting and crochet are brilliant skills to have and, like many others, face dying out if nobody passes them on. We gets lots of people telling us their happy memories of Granny knitting by the fire when they were young, and we feel it's our duty to teach them, so their grandchildren can the same fond memories too and it's such a wonderful feeling to make something yourself, rather than buying something made in a factory that a couple of thousand other people will be buying and wearing too.
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Post: #255085 Susie
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:34 am

Definitely! Whenever I get my knitting/ crocheting out in public (I'm not much of a teacher though so I just let people look/ touch and tell them what I'm doing) I always get a really positive response, and you're right, so many people tell me how their granny used to do it, and what she used to make. I never used to be much of a knitting activist, I normally just do it in front of the telly, but I had a woman flat-out insult me for knitting the other day and so I'm starting to think I might get out there and make it more visible!

Anyway keep up the good work and I shall definitely buy one of your hooks when you have them for sale.
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