I have not set up a website yet, so threadwinder.info does not work yet, but it is under construction.
Here is a selection of figural crochet hooks, mostly made of bone or ivory (one silver-plated metal) from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. My first Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) Chain Link Newsletter blurb will be in the May 2010 issue. It is about collecting figural crochet hooks. For additional information not included in the Chain Link article see the following article. It includes some more details on the shown hooks and provides information on identifying ivory and bone,as well as the legalities of buying ivory.
iAntiqueOnline Figural Crochet Hooks
During WWI and WWII it was considered patriotic to knit for the military, wounded, and refugees. Popular culture, including magazines, posters, postcards, and songs encouraged the activity. Pictured is a selection of WWII knitting songs. During July 2008, I displayed most of my WWI and WWII knitting/sewing collectibles at the Bull Run Regional Library in Manassas, VA. Here are some pictures of the display:
iAntiqueOnline WWI&II Workbasket Campaigns
Until next time......