Lilac wood crochet hooks

Who would have known that lilac wood is excellent material for turning and carving? As lilacs usually grow as a shrub or a bush, it does not provide a lot of lumber. For that reason it is not commercially harvested but if you happen to have lilac growing in your garden, pruning it will provide you some nice wood to work with.

I have been making my ol’ lilac branches into crochet hooks and I must say, carving wood is really growing on me!