Thuya Root Burl Crochet Hook
This crochet hook is made from Thuya Root Burl with 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.
The hard heartwood varies in color from a glistening golden brown to a dark hue that is almost black. The Thuya wood tends to display a figure called “eyes” which are perfectly round and scattered throughout some burls, while in others they are clumped together in what appear to be islands of eyes. The figure is similar to bird’s eye maple but the overall effect is much darker and easier to discern. The wood is oily and very aromatic with an incredibly pleasing scent reminiscent of pine and black pepper.
Nearly always exported and sold as burls from the root of the tree, with plain or unfigured wood of little commercial value.