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The Irish Hook ~ Ergo Hook 8mm

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Direct from the maker!
"The Irish Hook", also known in the USA as "The Hartman Hook", is a range of tools for the discerning rughooker, individually handcrafted (the hook as well as the handle) with brass hooks and ferrules, and using locally-sourced Yew wood for the handles. We are a father and son outfit based in a pleasant corner of rural Ireland, and have been making these rugtools for nearly thirty years. 
Yew is a very pretty wood, predominantly an orange or salmon pink colour, with white sapwood, occasional streaks of dark brown and purple, and a varied grain which means no two handles are alike. The wood eventually darkens to a chocolate-brown colour with age. Each handle is hand-turned to perfection, and yew comes to a smoother finish than any other wood, making these a joy to hold.
The brass hooks are carefully rounded and smoothed to glide easily through the backing and pull loops without catching or 
tearing. 8mm is recommended for hooking strips #8 and above.

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  • 5
    Love this hook!

    Posted by Susan Stephens on Aug 3rd 2022

    I’m in the process of making my first rug and had been using the hook that came with the kit. This hook has helped me perfect my technique so much and feels great to hold. It helps get the holes to open more so I can pull up a lovely loop.