Taos Fiber Marketplace

Taos 2013 010I thought it might be nice to share a couple of photos of my booth space from Taos Fiber Marketplace. If there is anything one wishes to get more details on, please feel free to contact me at “Contact Hokett Would Work HERE!” at the top of this blog!

The Squirrel Cages and Foot-Powered Skein Winders prove to be quite popular and I currently have more under construction in my workshop now!

My benches and notion boxes found happy new homes, too!Image

Inkle Loom

Inkle Loom

This versatile loom is for weaving narrow items like hat bands, belts, purse handles and much more.

Please note the handle on the tension adjustment knob is an old door knob… this is a unique feature of all my inkle looms!

Fringe Twister

Fringe Twister

These tools are so handy and a big time-saver while making twisted fringe on stoles, scarves, blankets and more.

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I have fringe twisters with 2-prong, 3-prong and 4-prong and have even made 6-prong on special order.

Thread Box

Thread Box

I began making this box as gifts years ago and it is still very popular. There is a compartment drawer at the bottom for supplies and sundries, there are pegs for spools of thread, there is 2 top slots for scissors and there is a cork on the handle for needles.
I can make this Thread Box in a variety of finishes.

The Knitting Jimmy

The Knitting Jimmy

Yes, this is an decorative and elaborate version of the old spool and nails…. notice the little “mouse hole” for the resulting knitted piece to emerge while the Jimmy sits firmly on the table!

Floating Sue

Floating Sue

These are called Floating Sue because a dear friend named Sue thought them UP!

These tools are used to weight down floating selvedges and they can hold a VERY large amount of warp, too. The warp can be wound around the top and ‘hooked’ onto the hook at the top to keep it from unraveling. If there is a large amount of warp, it can be wrapped around the bottom of the Sue, as well.

Threading Hooks and Fetch Hooks

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Threading hooks, for threading the heddles of your loom are hand-turned and polished to a silky smooth sheen. The hook shaft is from the Schacht Spindle Company and is stainless steel. Some have a screw-eye at the end of the handle to tie a security yarn to the wrist.

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Here is a photo of Fetch Hooks. These beautiful little hooks are used to ‘fetch’ the fibers through the orifice of a spinning wheel in preparation for spinning. They have hand-turned exotic handles, hand polished to a silky sheen. They all have a spring wire which can be bent into a custom hook that will fit each individual spinning wheel. Most have a screw-eye at the end of the handle for ease of hanging the Fetch Hook from your spinning wheel!