Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Small hairpin lace

When I was working on my red shawl, I was already thinking about some smaller hairpin lace. Could I make it small enough to use it on a crazy block? Well, I just had to give it a try. I set the distance of my loom at 1 cm (3/8 inch) and used a size 12 thread and a size 1 crochet hook. It worked and I made a piece of hairpin lace with 50 loops at both sides. Then I removed it from the loom and tried some crochet at the edges. After a few experiments I found the look I wanted to achieve. This lace is 1,5 cm wide (1/2 inch), so I can use it on a crazy block!
To be continued!

7 comments:

  1. How lovely! I don't think I would have thought of making it that tiny!

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  2. Wow!
    That is wonderful! I've always wanted to try hairpin lace. Never got into knitting or crochet either... sigh. You make me want to give it a try though!
    Love it!
    Lotus

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  3. Een erg leuk experiment, met een mooi resultaat!

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  4. Beautiful lace, i have always wanted to try this but only saw bent wire gadgets to use. This natty little gadget you have is better

    Love the lace it is beautiful

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  5. It looks wonderful! What a great idea! Gee, wish I could do hairpin lace.

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  6. Thank you, Annet, sos clever of you and so very beautifully worked.

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