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Clare
True Blue Farmgirl

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NC WA State
USA
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Posted - Jul 24 2005 :  2:19:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone remember this technique for crocheting? I made one afghan in the 70's with this method, and I know my mom made several. I still have my original "adjustable crochet fork", and picked up another with an instruction booklet at a yard sale yesterday for 25cents. Maybe it's time to revive this! The picture of the model on the front shows her wearing bellbottom pants and gogo boots, so I'm thinking this must've started in the mid-late 60's.

Anyone have hairpin lace crocheted items still hanging around?


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Edited by - Clare on Jul 24 2005 2:19:53 PM

Aunt Jenny
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jenny
middle of Utah
USA
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Posted - Jul 24 2005 :  4:14:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember my grandma doing this. She also did what she called "broomstick" lace..where she actually crocheted strips over a broomstick ...wish I would have paid more attention. It made a pretty twisted effect ..I havn't seen any of that in years either. I wish I had one of those afghans still...sigh

Jenny in Utah
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thehouseminder
True Blue Farmgirl

361 Posts

L
Omaha NE
USA
361 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2005 :  11:49:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Edited by - thehouseminder on Jul 16 2014 10:56:35 AM
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countrymamma
True Blue Farmgirl

78 Posts


Rural Manitoba
Canada
78 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2005 :  1:34:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.craftown.com/crochet/edge3.htm

http://www.bellaonline.org/articles/art5290.asp

http://www.crochettreasures.com/hairpin.htm

I did a search and I found these. There are more, however I don't have time to link to them. I love the first one, very pretty.

I don't remember my mom doing this although she did do tatting.

~Carol
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cecelia
True Blue Farmgirl

497 Posts

cecelia
new york
USA
497 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2005 :  07:56:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never heard of this, however I had a great Aunt who made shawls by using curtains. I was very little at the time we visited her, and that was only one time. I'm not sure what kind of material it was, although some time later I did manage to make one for myself. I remember buying a material which was very "open", like a curtain, with vertical & horizontal "webbing". You simply measured your yarn and wove it in & out the material, lengthwise, tied off the ends to make a fringe, and voila! instant shawl. You could vary you yarn using different colors, I used one color. Unfortunately I don't still have that shawl, used it for many years.

Cecelia

ce's farm

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Kathigene
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Kathy
New York
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Posted - Aug 03 2005 :  3:46:17 PM  Show Profile  Send Kathigene an AOL message  Send Kathigene a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, I'm actually doing some organizing today in the heat and humidity and I was paging through one of my many many magazines and I found a lengthy article about Broomstick Lace: It's in the Summer 2005 issue of Crochet Fantasy and my copy says to display until September 1,2005 so it should still be out there. It has patterns for 7 dishcloths/washcloths and a cardigan sweater, doily and a hat. Looks like there are quite a few good pictures. There is also a web site www.crochetfantasy.com

Kathy in New York


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Eileen
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1199 Posts

Eileen

USA
1199 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2005 :  1:08:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a baby blanket that my mother in law did in hairpin lace for our oldest son. I have it in the ceder chest waiting for his first child. Maybe someday it will be used again. It is a really fine baby wool and in pastel shades of the rainbow. I think the difference between broomstick lace and hairpin lace is that the hairpin lace is formed in the center of the two legs of the tool so it has a loop on either side of the crochet. In broomstick lace it is formed up the side of the broom stick so has only a loop on one side of the lace until you remove it from the broom stick and twist it if you like.
Eileen

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AnnieT
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Annie

287 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2005 :  08:41:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oooh! I've done hairpin lace! I made my little brother a whole afghan of hairpin lace.
A preliminary websearch revealed these instructions:
http://www.wrights.com/class/needlework/hairpinlace/hairpinlace.htm
http://www.crochettreasures.com/hairpin.htm

and some fancier stuff:
http://www.craftown.com/crochet/edge3.htm

I will only do little projects from now on. It took every ounce of perserverence, and lots of encouragement from the husband (then boyfriend) to finish it. It's not hard, just very time consuming.

Annie
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shepherdess
True Blue Farmgirl

359 Posts

Robin
Eatonville Washington
USA
359 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2005 :  10:12:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My grandmother did beautiful Hairpin Lace. I have pillow cases that she put lace on and I cherish them.
I still have her REAL hairpin with lace started on it. She did beautiful work.

Farm Girl from Western Washington
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Eileen
True Blue Farmgirl

1199 Posts

Eileen

USA
1199 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2005 :  10:41:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This reminded me that some of the beautiful doilies I have that were made my my husbands grandmother are hairpin lace! They are georgeous.
Eileen

songbird; singing joy to the earth
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levisgrammy
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4618 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
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Posted - Jul 16 2014 :  12:23:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a lot of the old posts are coming up because thehouseminder is removing all her posts.

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Denise
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sunshine
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Wendy
Utah
USA
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Posted - Jul 21 2014 :  4:54:53 PM  Show Profile  Send sunshine a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
why would removing post bring up old posts


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Sitnalta
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jessica
NJ
USA
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Posted - Jul 21 2014 :  9:28:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It gives that particular topic activity. newest activity shows up as an active topic. :)

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Jessica

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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

245 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
245 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2014 :  07:59:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have done Broom stick lace before. It was years ago, I MADE MY SON A RED WHITE AND BLUE AFGHAN. My father whittled me a big needle and I used it to do the work. I'm not sure I remember how to do it. I'm not sure what happened to the afghan. My son has passed away, in 1982, so it was along time ago. Would love to have the pattern again it wasn't to difficult as I remember.
Farm sister #1020 Juanita
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proseharley
Farmgirl in Training

48 Posts

ROSE
dover ohio
USA
48 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2014 :  05:19:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I learned it in 4-H but haven't done it since then. Have to try it again.


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