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Hokett

08 Apr

I first saw Hokett’s stuff two years ago at the last Contemporary Handweaver’s of Texas conference. I was blown away by how beautiful it was, but I felt too poor to get anything (not that it was exorbitantly priced mind you, the handheld frame loom was $20, I was just very broke). I saw his booth again at Kid ‘n Ewe that November. I stopped to tell him how wonderful I thought his work was. He gave me a drop spindle that he had left over from a commissioned door prize project. I remember thinking to myself if I were infinitely rich and didn’t have to work and could do anything with my life, I would apprentice myself to Hokett. That Christmas my mom gave me a $20 bill earmarked for that frame loom. So when I went to the weaving conference this time I knew I was at least coming home with that handheld frame loom. I also picked up all the little tools that go with it, a drop spindle and a nostepinne.

Hokett signs his works and labels them with what type of wood they are. Unfortunately he doesn’t have a website.

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2 Comments

Posted by on April 8, 2009 in weaving

 

2 responses to “Hokett

  1. meg

    April 13, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I have a Jim Hokett spindle that I bought at the Fiber Fiesta in New Mexico – it is beautifully balanced. He also spent 20 minutes talking to me about where he found the wood for my spindle.
    I heart Hokett!
    Congrats on a great purchase!

     
  2. ellie

    April 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Me too! and thanks!

     

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