I find the best "tutorials" are videos on how to do specific things. For that I would recommend www.knittinghelp.co m
. Videos from casting on (getting the yarn onto the needles), to the basic knit and purl stitches, to more advanced things. You can also use YouTube for stuff like that.
In the first three pictures it looks to me as if the off-white material is bulky, possibly hand-spun, yarn - single ply. The colored material may possibly be "roving," or the fiber before it is spun into yarn.
The wooden things are purse handles and you can use any material for the purses that can have a flap of some sort go through the slits in the handles to attach the purse to the handle.
The wire hoop is of a sort I used to use several years ago when I would macrame plant hangers.
And the bottom one is a crochet hook. There should be a letter or millimeter stamp on the hook somewhere to let you know what size a hook it is.