Today's good news is that there is a source (in the U.S.) for ETIMO cushion grip crochet hooks: Knitty City in New York City. The manufacturer, Tulip Co., came from Japan to exhibit at TNNA this past June, hoping to find a wholesaler for their line of crochet hooks, needles, knitting needles and felting supplies.
Remember, Tulip Co sponsored my feltmaking book that I wrote for the Japanese craft market and is published by Patchwork Tsushin Co. Would that I could have written it in Japanese. Instead, my manuscript is in English and Motoko Natsubori translated it into Japanese.
Anyway, I had joined Tulip Co owner and staff in their exhibit at TNNA. We met Pearl Chin of Knitty City. She is carrying the crochet hooks and is happy to do mail order as well as walk-in sales. Click on link and you're half way there!
Kinokuniya Bookstore in Manhattan carries all my books, this one plus the English language ones.
On October 25 I'll be teaching a needle felting workshop from 2-5. Expect to create an ornament, pendant or brooch while learning this fascinating technique, for only $25, includes materials. Limited to 20 so register now: 212-869-1700. I'll have a trunk show there and, of course, sign books!