I have been on the hunt for the "perfect" crochet hook case for about 2 years. It's not that I am picky, it's that I had in my mind exactly what I wanted and wasn't ready to settle for something that didn't meet all my needs. I was about to give up and have one made for me. I support handmade and custom work, but this "custom" aspect always adds to the cost and I am a gal on the budget. Plus there is always the fun of communicating the idea in my head to someone else in a way they get it. I call this artistic challenge.
So there I was... feeling a little frustrated when I decided to give Etsy one last try. And boom!
I discovered a Atelier de Soyun, fabulous shop in South Korea owned and run by a woman who is married to an ex-pat. Her shop is filled with delightful cases and cary-alls for us knitters & hookers.
I purchased the case and was delighted to received a lovely thank you note. Not the typical generic note, but a very personalized thank you email with information on when my case would ship and when to expect it. It was an unexpected element that made me feel even better about my purchase.
The case arrived very quickly. Within 2 weeks, and well before the estimated time of arrival. When I opened the mailer, the packaging was clean and simple and accompanied by another hand written note.
The case is perfect. First of all the simplicity of the design is perfect. No extra wasted frills and attachment. The fabric color , embellishments and ruching really give that touch of style and beauty. The craftsmanship and materials are top notch. It has a side flap pocket for my small snips, stitch markers and quilting needle. I love the flap over top to keep the hooks from sliding out as well as the snug button closure.
I am truly blown away by the quality for the price. Most of all though, I am thoroughly impressed by the level of customer service.
In fact, I loved the case and the buying experience so much that I ordered a second one for my larger wooden hook set.
So check out Atelier de Soyun and stay organized in style.