Welcome to BrainsBarn Online Studio
...featuring Custom Handcrafted Wood Crochet Hooks and other Wooden Needlework Items created from a variety of domestic & exotic hardwoods.
Taking the crochet hook to the level of art...
BrainsBarn consists of craft artisan, Brian and his wife, Anne. What started as her "simple" request for a wooden crochet hook has taken us on a real adventure and we invite you to join in as many collectors of quality craftmanship have done.
Thank you all for your support in this endeavor! We hope you are enjoying your "tools" as much as Brian loves making them for you.
Brian is a machinist by trade with a history of woodworking and an expertise in jewelry making. His creativeness can be seen in each and every one of his handturned needlework items.
^Best in Show Professional: Warren County. 2005^
All items are handturned on a lathe; all designs are his own freehand creations as NO templates are used. After the turning work, all hook ends are carved and sculpted by hand. Every working end of all crochet hooks is precision sized by millimeter and stamped on the finial end along with the BB maker's mark.
^Best in Show: Warren County, 2004^
A lengthy finishing process of sanding, sealing, hand polishing and buffing ensures a smooth finish. NO stains or dyes are ever used on any of BrainsBarn 100% natural wood hooks. There are no other employees; there is NO outsourcing; all items are made at our NJ residence by Brian...one at a time.
^BrainsBarn: 2008 CGOA Commemorative Hookmaker^
Only when Brian is satisfied with the finished product will his maker's mark be stamped on the finial end along with the letter size for your convenience. His maker's mark is your guarantee that each item is 100% handcrafted by Brian from start to finish. All wood items also include a Certificate of Authenticity.
We have 5 Domestic hardwoods and 22 Exotic hardwoods in stock. While all woods are in inventory, all may not be represented at one time. The website is updated as hooks and other items are created.
^Nosties, Knitting Needles, Tunisian/Afghan & Double Ended Hooks, Hair Sticks/Shawl Pins
Mom/Grandmom Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Hooks
Mom/Grandmom 10mm birthstone with children/grandchildren birthmonth crystals
Select Purpleheart! Beautiful Color!
9- 1/2" LETTER OPENER w/Captive Ring and Fancy Turning
New Etsy Shop for Books, Magazines, Leaflets for Crochet, Knitting and Mixed Media Crafts...PLUS Vintage Findings: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BrainsBarnPlus