Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts.
As part of this month’s focus on hairpin lace, I’m sharing a review of my favorite hairpin lace loom along with a giveaway sponsored by Clover USA!
Read on for your chance to win one of two Clover Hair Pin Lace Tools!
I reached out to the nice folks at Clover because I really love their Hair Pin Lace Tool (also known as a hairpin lace loom).
The tool comes with 3 pins, though I’ve only ever used 2. I love the sturdy construction of the clips, and the clip holes, which allow you to anchor the tail of your yarn.
Although the tool is a bit pricier than other looms (it retails at $17), it is definitely worth the price.
The top and bottom clips are sturdy and can help keep your loops from sliding off when you put down your project.
The clip hole is a great anchor for the yarn tail so that when you start your hairpin lace project, you don’t have to worry about it moving around as much.
Another great feature is the eyelet at the bottom of the pins. You can thread another color of yarn through that eyelet, and when you are crocheting a long hairpin lace strip, the other color of yarn can serve as a stitch holder. This will help to prevent your strips from twisting when it’s off the loom.
There is also a small guide included in the package, which provides basic illustrated instructions for using the loom to create hairpin lace with 2 or 3 pins, as well as how to combine strips. The guide is available in English, French, Spanish, and German.
If you’re new to hairpin lace, why not pick up a Clover Hair Pin Lace Tool (Art No. 3104) and check out my roundup of free tutorials here? It’s actually pretty fun once you get started, and you can create some stunning projects!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of two Clover Hair Pin Lace Tools (Art No. 3104) , courtesy of Clover USA. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, May 26, 2015!
Use the Rafflecopter entry on the Underground Crafters blog: