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Thursday August 1, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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3448 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Jeremy M Smith 

Hairpin and Broomstick Lace Workshop w/ Lisa Daehlin 

HAIRPIN LACE and BROOMSTICK LACE CROCHET are examples of taking tools made for common everyday tasks and reinterpreting their use to create openwork fabric of a graceful or dramatic quality.  The harmony of these closely-related techniques easily flow into each other in how they are made as well as when used together in design.  The hairpin fabric is made by first crocheting several long strips/braids. These pieces are then combined in various ways (this is where the fun begins!) to create the larger fabric. Broomstick crochet features larger than usual loops of yarn gathered into groups and embellished with other crochet stitches. One particular distinction of these among most other crochet techniques is that hairpin and broomstick lace crochet allow one to easily create “drape” in the fabric, also showcasing and leaving visible long strands of the yarn. It is, therefore, an excellent stitch choice for supple blankets and flowing garments. Beginning with the basics of these two sister-techniques, advance to explore various possibilities of combining the lacy openwork stitches and develop your very own design for a scarf, shawl or afghan.

PREREQ:  know how to make a chain and single crochet stitch. 

SUPPLIES:  hairpin lace loom, size 35 or 50 knitting needle, crochet hook (size G or similar) and two balls of dk or worsted weight yarn (different colors, light colored and smooth), beads of your own choosing.
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