A while back I came across some hairpin lace looms in assorted sized. I was intrigued, so I bought them. I've seen hairpin lace incorporated into other types of lace -- knitting, crochet, and of course, tatting. Now that I've got plenty of time on my hands, I gave it a whirl tonight. I used a 1-1/2" loom. Books that teach hairpin lace fail! They don't show the flip. Yes, hairpin lace has a flip -- the hook! Once I got that part down, it was easy. This is my first attempt. Not pretty at the beginning, but I got better as I went along. I'll practice some more tomorrow. For anyone who's interested, this is the Youtube clip I learned from. Excellent!
These are different examples of some of the looms I bought. They come in sizes from 1/2" all the way to 2". Tomorrow I will be going yard sale-ing. Hopefully, I 'll hit paydirt and find some inexpensive old pattern books. Not that I don't have a bunch already. :)