Friday, May 29, 2015

Hairpin -Tips and Tricks

 If you google Hairpin lace, you will find all sorts of resources, Youtube, images, and tutorials.  Annie's offers a class, Learn to Crochet lace, Hairpin, Broomstick & Bruges with Ellen Gormley.   This is how I learned hairpin lace and I appreciate how Ellen demonstrates both right and left handed versions.
 I am discovering, you can place your slip knot on either side of the loom and start your strip.
The tip to remember is your working yarn needs to lay over the top of the other side like this...
then it wraps around the back, insert your hook into your knot...
yo, and pull through a loop...

Then you are ready to start crocheting your strip.  The trick is to think of each loop as a stitch...
with a front loop and a back loop.  Most often you will work into the front loop. 
Or you can even work a stitch around both loops like this...

Your stitches will look something like this...
ready for what comes next.


With a simple strip you can make a bookmark like this...

or a Headband like this...

Some of my favorite Hairpin lace Youtube videos...
Jennifer Hansen from Stitch Diva Studios, https://youtu.be/T6JYchsE0H4
Sheruknitting.com, https://youtu.be/lPZ1L0_4LUo
Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas, https://youtu.be/svU6IHBpd_Q


Last night I dreamed, I had this long furl of hairpin lace and I wonder what my next creation will be... 

Enjoy!



  

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