Friday, January 27, 2012
Titanium Crochet Hook
Manufacturer: Molton Gold/London, England
Type of Hook: Titanium
On the Hook: nothing at the moment
What I love about the hook: This is one of my prized crochet hooks in my collection. Based upon the eBay listing (I had won back in 2003), the hook came from a jewelry store that was named "Molton Gold," which was located on South Molton Street in London, nearly 30 years ago. The eBay listing states it is in the original box; it came with no paperwork or tags from the store.
I have no idea who the actual hook maker was, but my understanding on how the rainbow colors were created comes from a 3-day-long crochet class I took around the same time I won the eBay auction: the hook was dipped in a chemical, then electricity was added. How long the hook sat in the electrified chemical determined the color the titanium took on; to see this process done in person is really cool. (Google/Bing Joan Dulla to see some really cool creations using this process.)
Other than the hook being from London, being made from titanium, and the array of rainbow colors, I also love the long body. I think it would be perfect for Tunisian crochet made with fine thread. The only thing preventing me from actually using the hook is the head; it's kinda funky with it's extremely pointed head and notched out throat.
I don't know if any others exist; I would love to know more about this hook, and if there are more out there in the world. :)