Thursday, July 11, 2013


My friend, Karen, of Karen Poulakos Studios, was showing me the wooden-handled Chinese "crochet hook" yesterday.  I don't know what this Chinese company has against crocheters, but I'm sure you wouldn't be able to carry this crochet hook on an airplane!
Have a look at that hook.  Trust me.  It's just as deadly as it appears!

We were trying to figure out yesterday what you could actually use this implement for.  With fiber, that is.  Rug hooking? An awl for poking holes in linen?  Stabbing.  Oops, I mean, um, canvas work.  Hehe.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

And tatting again

I just can't stop.  After finishing the last doily, I dove into my Workbasket stash and came across a quintessential tatting doily pattern in the October 1967 issue.  Here's the start of it along with another project I'm working on with the bobbin lace.