Wednesday, 3 August 2011

handy handle

I knew they excisted, I had seen them many times in the local woolstore; hooks with handles. I never paid much attention to them, until recently. Now that I have more time on my hands to crochet, I wanted to prevent any form of RSI or other pains in my hand and wrist. So I did a little research and found a lot of info on a discussion in my favorite Ravelry group. I saw so many pretty ones like this one, this one and of course this one!!! So pretty and I could buy them...but crea as I am, something was itching. I could of course try and make one of my own.

So I checked out this clip on youtube *very helpful!* and bought some fimo polymar clay in different colours. The clip showed me how to get the clay on the hook, but I wanted more than just a plain coloured handle. I was obsessed with the little flowers and I just had to give it a try.

So, more research had to be done since I am a newbie with clay. I found out the flowers can be made through little slices of a "cane".
Look at all there colours and shapes! I love, love, love it.

So, this is how my cane came out. I din't really follow a particular tutorial, just checked different movies on youtube and experimented a bit.

Then I made thin slices with a very sharp blade (important, otherwise they will smudge) and but them randomly on the handle. A bit of rolling and pinching and of we go!

And? Do you like it? This one is for my 3.0 mm hook and I think I will make some more for my other hooks.

Pretty fun to work with, polymar clay. You should try it if you have some time left :-). 
Wishing you a wonderful day!

xxx Suzanne


  1. Thanks for going into detail about using the clay canes, I found it really helpful! I've made my own polka-dot ones after following the thread at Ravelry, but I couldn't quite get how to use the canes. Thank you! :)

  2. Heel mooi Suzanne! Goed gedaan!
    Leuk he, nieuwe dingen leren met nieuw materiaal?

  3. Dankje Diemie! Heerlijk om weer wat nieuws te doen!


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