Short Video of Hairpin Lace

The video is less than two minutes. It’s not a teaching video, instead I hope it will provide a tempting little morsel of the working of hairpin lace.

The gauge of the wire is 22,  which I think is heavier than it needs to be. The steel hook is a 6, the loom is our Jenkins Walnut loom with the pins set at 1 inch. The heavy gauge meant using my fingers quite a bit to manipulate the wire as well as putting the hook to good use.

A trip to the local bead store is on the agenda for tomorrow to find a clasp to finish the bracelet by Thursday.


Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.

8 thoughts on “Short Video of Hairpin Lace”

  1. I’m guessing that your fingers would be sore after trying to get the wire through that loop. Thank you for the demonstration and for again teaching me something new!

  2. I can’t wait to see how it looks with the clasp on and everything. Regarding the gauge, it may have been tougher to work with a thicker wire, but I’m thinking it’ll hold up better — the copper bracelet I bought is a very fine-gauge wire and I don’t wear it often as it’s quite delicate!

  3. Love it! When are you gong to do a ‘How To’ DVD? I would happily buy it as a kit with one of your lovely looms 🙂

    Beads Yum…did you find some lovely ones?

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