Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rickrack hairpin lace

I’ve made some small hairpin lace, the strips were only 1 cm wide. The off-white lace is made of a size 12 thread, the size is 2½ x 17 cm or 1 x 6½ inch. The green lace is made of a new thread I bought recently, DMC Cébélia. I used a size 1 crochet hook for both.
The strip for this hairpin lace was 2 cm wide. The finished rickrack lace is 5 x 35 cm or 2 x 13½ inch. The thread is mercerized knitting cotton. I used a size 2 crochet hook for this one.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work! My mom used to do hairpin lace crochet, but I'll be darned if I can get the technique. Sometimes things are just organic, but this one confuses me. Nicely done!

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  2. So beautiful, Annet! They'd be lovely on your creations.

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  3. Wat mooi gemaakt. Leuk idee, hairpins met kant!
    Groetjes,
    Paula

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    1. In het Nederlands heet dit guimpehaakwerk, maar het klinkt veel leuker in het Engels!

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  4. Annet, these are so delicate and beautiful
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  5. like Karen the word delicate sprang to mind when I saw and admired your hairpin lace.

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  6. Your hairpin lace pieces look lovely Annet! I made a couple of hairpin lace scarves years and years ago. I don't remember how to do it at all anymore.

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  7. Really delicate and beautiful. Your tool must be a very small one - in my treasures I keep "hairpins" of my mothers work, they are about 4 to 5 cm large. I wonder if that is the same - scarves for instance.

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    1. Thanks, Anneliese. I use the same loom, but set the distance at 1 or 2 cm! There's a photo of it in one of my first posts about hairpin lace:
      http://fat-quarter.blogspot.nl/2010/09/small-hairpin-lace.html

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  8. Dit ziet er heel leuk uit. Nog iets dat ik eens wil proberen.

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