J. & P. Coats ⋅ Clark's O.N.T.
Book No. 303
Original Copyright 1954
Hairpin Lace Draperies, Oblong Pillow, Round Pillow, Hairpin Lace Chair Sets, Bottle Cap Place Mat & Hot Plate Set, Pineapple Mat, Hairpin Lace Cafe Curtains, Round Hairpin Lace Place Mat, Oval Hairpin Lace Place Mat, Checkered Motif Place Mat, Hairpin Lace Place Mats, Square Pillow, Lover's Knot Lamp Shade Cover, Hairpin Lace Lamp Shade Cover, Motif Lamp Shade Cover, Rose Towel, Yellow Place Mat, Blue Apron, Grey Place Mat, Wine Pillow, Green Towel.
HOW TO MAKE BASIC HAIRPIN LACE
Learn the basic steps (which are as easy as 1-2-3), and then you are ready to undertake all sorts of attractive variations. Nothing could be simpler than hairpin lace, and nothing gives a more delightful appearance for so little of your time!
Step 1 … Make a loop at end of ball thread (Fig. 1).
Step 2 … Insert hook in loop and wind ball thread around right prong of staple (Fig. 1).
Step 3 … Thread over hook and draw through loop, keeping loop at center
Step 4 … Raise hook to a vertical position and turn staple to the left (Fig. 2).
Step 5 … Thread over hook and draw through loop on hook (Fig. 3).
Step 6 … Insert hook in loop of left prong (Fig. 4).
Step 7 … Thread over hook and draw loop through (2 loops on hook), thread over and draw through 2 loops.
Step 8 … Repeat Steps 4 to 7 incl. until staple is filled.
Step 9 … Remove all but the last 4 loops from staple and continue as before for length desired.
Special Instructions for Making Items
Now … thread over hook and draw loop through (2 loops on hook), drop first color, pick up second color and draw through 2 loops on hook. Colors are always changed in this manner.
Then … repeat Steps 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Basic Hairpin Lace twice, leaving the last 2 loops of second color (Step 7) on hook. Change back to first color as before and continue in this manner, making 2 loops of each color alternately for the required number of loops.
For Round Hairpin Lace Place Mat … Repeat Steps 1 to 7 incl. of How to Make Basic Hairpin Lace.
Now … repeat Steps 4, 6, 7 and 9 of Basic Hairpin Lace.
For Hairpin Lace Place Mat … With one strand each of Mid Rose and White make a loop as for How to Make Basic Hairpin Lace (Fig. 1).
Step 2 … Keeping White in back of work, pick up Mid Rose and wind it around right prong of staple (Fig. 1).
Step 3 … Thread over hook and draw through loop on hook, keeping loop at center
Step 4 … Place Mid Rose between prongs and in front of work. Drop Rose, pick up White and repeat Steps 4 and 5 of Basic Hairpin Lace.
Step 5 … Place White between prongs in front of work. Drop White, pick up Rose and repeat Steps 6, 7, 4 and 5 of Basic Hairpin Lace.
Step 6 … Place Mid Rose between prongs in front of work, drop Rose, pick up White and repeat Steps 6, 7, 4 and 5 of Basic Hairpin Lace.
Step 7 … Repeat Steps 5 and 6 for the required number of loops.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Use 6 strands of Embroidery Floss, 4 strands of "Strandsheen," or 1 strand of Pearl Cotton or "Brilliant."
Most huck towels have vertical loops on one side and horizontal loops on the other; each set of directions states on which side design is to be worked. Cut thread into 30-inch lengths. When beginning weaving, leave 3 inches of thread free. When weaving is completed, weave back through design for 1 inch, or equivalent. Finish off 3-inch length in same manner. When starting new thread in center of row, begin weaving 1 inch before end of previous thread. When article has been completed, press well on wrong side.
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