Friday, January 5, 2018

Jan. 13 Meeting Preview: Hairpin Lace

Hairpin lace is a crochet technique that uses a special hand-held loom, yarn, and a crochet hook to
make open lacy strips of fabric. While there are many variations, basic hairpin lace uses only single crochet to achieve a unique and stunning look. In this session, you'll learn basic hairpin lace terminology, as well as tips and tricks for handling a hairpin loom, by creating one or two sample hairpin lace projects.

Please note that you don’t need to bring a loom to this class - we have approximately 25 looms made from simple household materials, so everyone will have a chance to try their hook with a hairpin loom.

The meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Textile Center, with the following schedule:

  • 10 to 11 a.m. - Open Crochet
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Announcements and Show and Tell
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Education Session
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Open Crochet

To get the most out of this meeting, please bring:

  • A printed or electronic copy of the class handout. (Members: See the January email newsletter for the PDF; we'll also have a few extra printed copies at the meeting.) 
  • An ounce or two of yarn in one or two colors. While any weight yarn will work, a smooth worsted weight yarn in a light or medium color is recommended for learning hairpin.
  • Two sizes of crochet hooks. The larger hook should be the normal size you’d use to work the yarn and the smaller hook should be two or three sizes smaller.
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Hairpin loom (if you have one).