Notes on crochet hooks.
I used to sell Clover crochet hooks made of wood, they came in a roll up case with all sizes in it.I think either Birch or Sullivan supplied them. I can still crochet on my 5 year old rug with one of them, a little at a time. But not metal hooks nor do I use metal needles for knitting, only bamboo.
I’ve had to give up crochet, knitting, and limit my tatting, but bobbin lace presents no problem at all to my knobbly (and sometimes painful) fingers. My mother crocheted a lot, and ended up in a lot of pain and a badly deformed thumb joint. I have some wonderful crochet hooks with a flat plastic handle with a rubber “hot spot” on them to cushion the thumb. They were made by Clover, but as far as I know, were never available for sale in Australia – I bought mine from a Japanese lady who had a shop at home in Sydney mainly for quilters. These crochet hooks are the only way I can crochet the cord for the Romanian Point Lace.
You can buy those crochet hooks in Australia – there is a wool shop at Penrith selling them – saw them on our group lace day 10 days ago.
Details are: The Wool Inn, N & K Centre, High Street, Penrith. Phone:
4732 2201. I believe the lady who owns the shop and is there during the
week is called Annette. She may be able to help.