October 31st, 2012 § Leave a Comment
October 15th, 2012 § 2 Comments
A few years back I created this dainty bookmark to lure in new hairpin lace crocheters. On October 17, I’m teaching a beginner’s HPL class at Marji’s Yarncrafts in Granby, CT (I’d love to see you there, locals!), so I updated the pattern to make it even easier to understand. Get your copy on Ravelry, or download it from the Patterns page.
March 15th, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The new issue of Interweave Crochet includes four hairpin lace patterns that show just how versatile my favorite technique can be. I’m also excited that my article “Hairpin Lace: from Fad to Fab” is in the issue. I spent some quality time with my collection of vintage crochet books and tracked the ebb and tide of HPL in the 20th century for the piece. Between you and me, I predict the 21st century is where it’s at for HPL!
July 22nd, 2011 § 1 Comment
How better to begin than to look at a variety of looms used for crafting Hairpin Lace? From the Boye looms of pre-determined sizes to homemade adjustable looms to the classic Susan Bates adjustable loom, each has an elegant beauty in its simple practicality.
The blue Susan Bates loom is the one I learned on as a girl. The red one is a more recent acquisition. With lots of HPL designing going on, I often have projects going on multiple looms!