Is It Maltese or Hairpin Lace?
Hairpin Lace Crochet
Is it Maltese or Hairpin Lace, well the answer will depend on what country you are from. There are many laces and the name may also depend on what year you were born.
There are many stitches used when creating Hairpin Lace pieces each creates a variety of designs. Like all other types of crochet, hairpin lace starts with the chain stitch. The yarn is then wrapped around the prongs of what looks like a folk, the traditional hook is used to crochet the middle of the loops and for connecting the strips of lace.
Forks used for Hairpin Lace forks come in different sizes, choose the size best suited for the yarn or thread used.
Remember the width of the folk determines the width of the strip. Hairpin Lace uses includes doilies, wearable, edgings for home decor and lingerie.
Did you know that Chas Riley invented the adjustable Hairpin Lace fork, which comes in handy, rather than purchasing a different size folk for each project?
Believe it or not, we are experiencing a revival of needlework arts such as Hairpin Lace, combined with crochet, is in vogue once again. You in store for some fascinating patterns which can be made from cotton, silk or wool yarn or thread.
For example by using fine or heavier cotton thread to make Maltese lace for centerpieces, handkerchief edgings, and scarfs.
The finer silk may be used to make veils while the thicker silks make great handbags and wool make beautiful shawls, scarfs and baby caps to name a few.
Enjoy this turn of the century pattern book titled “The New Maltese Crochet”.
Abbreviations of Terms
Figures 1, 2 and 3
Explanation of the Lover’s Knot and Joining Braid
Cord & Tassel
Hairpin Lace Medallions
Hairpin Lace Handkerchief & Edgings for Linens
Maltese Lace Shopping Bag Yoke and Insertions
Vanity Bag & Infant Bonnet Instructions
Children’s Slipper & Men’s Lace Ties
Maltese Medallion Center Piece
Hairpin Lace Vests & Yokes
Lace Flounce & Cape
China Silk & Sash Curtains
Door Window Panel & Maltese Lace Collar Band
Ladies Belt & Opera Cap
Women’s Muffler & Tea or Luncheon Cloth Edgings
Deep Lace & Coat Set
Medallion Doiley & Fascinator Hairpin Lace Pattern
Maltese Lace Pattern Square and Round
Scallop Edge & Piano Scarf
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