Posted by: tgonzales | February 22, 2012

Lantern Moon Hooks (Featherlight), Hardanger, and Another Can Cozy

My Monday was filled with KS My Stitch Crochet Guild goodness. It’s always fun hanging out with all my crochet guild peoples and catching up on all their finished projects and works in progress.

When I arrived back home from being gone all day to work and the guild meetings I was happy to see lots of comments about my last blog post. First of all I would like to share with you one of the comments about my Featherlight Lantern Moon hook and the neat thing about it was that the comment was from a man named Joel and I think he might be from Lantern Moon. You may remember what I said about what the hook was made out of and that it was made from Plantation Grown Wood and how I commented (whatever that means)? Well, Joel was kind enough to tell me what it means and I’m very grateful to him for explaining; so I thought I would share the information with all of you too.

“Since you were wondering (and thanks for asking!) “Plantation grown” for the Lantern Moon Featherlight hooks refers to the fact that the wood comes from forests or farms that are certified for ecological health, sustainable harvest levels, and social responsibility. The ecological health includes protecting the wildlife, water, air and soil. By never cutting more than what will grow back, they ensure sustainable harvest levels.” – Joel

Thank you so much Joel. I was also very pleased that a couple of you knew the name of the technique used on my pretty white tablecloth and I thought I would share those comments as well.

“I actually run into the hardanger work (Actually pronounced more like Hardonger according the Norwegian ladies I know). It was taught by the French throughout Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) during that colonial period and some folks are still doing it! Absolutely lovely stuff.” – Joel

“I believe it’s called Hardanger or Hardanger Embroidery.  It’s beautiful stuff, but I’ve never tried it. My mom still has some work from my grandmother or great-grandmother. Gorgeous AND a family legacy. =)” – Mindy

Thank you so much Joel and Mindy and thank you for stopping by to help keep me in the know.

Oh by the way I made another can cozy to give away as a door prize at the guild meeting and I also made another one during the meeting and gave it away before taking a picture of it. Oh well, maybe the recipient will take a photo of it and send it to me via email, right Penny? 🙂 I hope everyone’s week is going well? I would love to hear all about it.

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