Blue Velvet Tamarind Burl with Turquoise Crochet Hook
This beautiful hand turned crochet hook is made from Velvet Tamarind Burl a very rare burl from Southeast Asia with Turquoise inlay and your choice of exotic wood ends. It's shaped with a larger handle to relieve stress on the hand and wrist when crocheting. The hook has an Ergonomic shape that fits nicely in the hand.
The crochet hook measures 6 1/2" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 1" in diameter at its widest.
General guidelines are sizes
Sizes M (9mm) and smaller are 6 1/2" to 7 1/4" long.
Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/4" to 8" long.
Hooks with multiple woods tend to be to the longer side of these measurements. The reason for the variation is that each hooks is hand turned and while the standard shape, which gives the ergonomic advantage, is maintained, each hook is uniquely it's own.
Because this hook is handcrafted there will be variation in appearance, grain and color. No two Hooks will be the same! Pictures are examples of what you will receive.
This hook is inlayed with real turquoise that has been crushed in small bits and powder. The amount of turquoise will vary, depending on the voids in the burl.
Spalted Tamarind - (Tamarindus indica) Also called Tamarind. Spalted Tamarind is a beautiful wood from Laos, Southeast Asia.
Much of this wood comes from logs that were either found on the forest floor or were cut and then allowed to spalt in the very damp warm conditions of the jungle. The colors and various line patterns are truly unique from one piece to another. Heartwood has a spectacular background colors of ivory, yellow, and black lines, which gives this such unpredictable landscape effect.
Stabilizition is process that removes all moisture and then the wood is soaked in a stabilization fluid while a under a vacuum. This insure a good penetration of the stabilizing fluid. Then it's in to an oven for 24 hours (or more) to set the fluid in the blank. This process gives the wood a bit of strength and allows a really nice finish.