Crochet Chat Podcast: Hairpin Lace

Thank you so much for stopping by! This podcast episode was originally published July 11, 2012 and I have since stopped producing new episodes of the Crochet Chat Podcast. However, these episodes have fabulous content, so I’m gradually re-releasing them so that we can keep enjoying them!

I am now releasing videos which are are more casual version of this podcast. I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my blog or enter your email in the sidebar on the right!) to stay updated!

The Episode

Man, there were some bumps in the road last week, huh?

So, this week, I’m publishing a special edition… really just all the stuff I wanted to podcast about last week, now that the technical issues have been resolved. I’ll tell you about TNNA, my move to Ithaca and chat about Hairpin Lace… awesome stuff!

And this week, we’re lucky enough that Jennifer Hansen (the creative artist & designer behind Stitch Diva Studios) is doing a giveaway! Scroll down for info on how to win!

The Episode

Here’s how it works: Click the ‘play’ button below to listen to the episode in your browser, or right click here and select ‘Save Link As’ to save to your computer to listen to later!

Below the player is an outline and list of links to products/websites/things I chat about during the episode.

Hi! (and an explanation of last week’s mishap) (00:00), The outline for today (02:20), TNNA (03:26), my plans for Craft School Saturdays (09:23), Shibaguyz (13:36), Vickie Howell and the Purple Stitch Project (16:33), moving adventures (19:20)

Feature topic: Hairpin Lace (29:18), Why hairpin lace? (33:13), My skirt (36:14), The giveaway details! (38:15), troublespots (40:46)

Enter the Giveaway!

As this is a re-release of an older episode, the giveaway is no longer open for entries.

Jennifer Hansen is awesome enough to give away a copy of her book, Hairpin Lace: Tutorial and Innovative Patterns! You want to win this one! To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post! Please be sure to leave an email/Ravelry name so I can contact you!
  • For an additional entry, tweet: “I just entered to win an awesome Hairpin Lace book from @StitchDiva with @FreshStitches! You can enter, too:”

If you’re tweeting, there’s no need to post about your tweet… I’ll see it! The winners will be selected on Wednesday, July 25th 2012 at 11am EST via a random number generator.

The giveaway has now ended. See the winner announced, here.

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Aug 28, 2014 | Posted by in Crochet Chat Podcast | 97 comments

Comments (97 Responses)

  1. Jessica says:

    I’d love to try hairpin lace – it’s gorgeous!

  2. Jami Brandon says:

    I am new to the wonderful world of knitting and crochet! I stumbled across Stitch Diva’s website about a year ago and loved her designs so much, I finally decided to start teaching myself the craft! Bought a hairpin loom, but haven’t been brave enough, yet, to try it out! Think it is time for that, too! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  3. Marcia brake says:

    I’ve been wanting to try hairpin lace. Winning the book would be great.

  4. Amanda Pace says:

    I love hairpin lace, and have a wonderful Jenkins loom. I would love to own Stitch Diva’s book! Great giveaway, and great podcast!

  5. Barbie Sievert says:

    I would LUV to learn how to do this as I already purchased the gorgeous hairpin lace tool from you. It is soooo pretty. I haven’t gotten up the courage to use it yet !

  6. Nancy Petino says:

    Super excited to learn about you and hairpin lace. Would love to win the book so I can try my hand at some of the gorgeous patterns I have been coveting!
    Ravelry name is nancykp

  7. Delores (KnittedZebra on Ravelry) says:

    I would love to win a copy of the Hairpin Lace book!! It looks like so much fun!! Loving my Stitch Diva class on Craftsy and my Stitch Diva goodies I have ordered!

  8. Melinda says:

    I love hairpin lace and am always on the lookout for new patterns to try.

  9. Annette Higa says:

    I’d love to win Jennifer’s book on hairpin lace! What a great prize.

  10. Sherry McCary says:

    I’ll be on Cloud 9 if I win the giveaway! All the pretty hairpin tops in the stores have me itching to learn the technique so i can create my own unique gorgeous hairpin lace tops!

  11. Patty Sack says:

    I would love to win this book! I have drooled over it more than once but haven’t taken the plunge yet!

  12. Melani says:

    I have just recently taught myself hairpin lace and Love IT! I need to learn more and would love a copy of this book!!

  13. Brenda says:

    I am new to hairpin lace. I tried and is easy to make but putting together is another issue. I would love to win this book so I can learn to put pieces together. The little piece I made I used it for a yarnbombing!

  14. Karen says:

    I’ve been doing hairpin lace for years and I love it but never made anything like that beatiful piece you made. Hope I can win your book and try something new!

  15. Ellen Gaynor says:

    I knit and crochet but have never tried hairpin lace. These designs are lovely.

  16. Seve says:

    I’ve never tried hairpin lace, It could be the perfect opportunity to enter this creative journey.
    Let’s tweet this with joy ! :-))

  17. Jessica says:

    love the podcast! would love to win a copy of the book. keep up the great work!

  18. afewmorestars says:

    Ooo, I just got the Jenkins loom recently and am trying to teach myself how with the Stitch Diva tutorials (which are fabulous). The chance to win the book is enough to get me out of my lurker shell and post a comment!

  19. nicci says:

    Would love to extend my knowledge fo crochet with this book. I love to teach people new things, especially crochet, so it would be a chain reaction learning experience if I won the book!!! x x

  20. Savannagal says:

    Wow, hairpin lace is gorgeous. I’m always interested in learning new skills. This would be great. Thanks for the giveaway. Savannagal on Rav.

  21. Carol says:

    I can only imagine that the Hairpin Lace Tutorial and Innovative Patterns book is as wonderful as Jennifer’s other classes and I would LOVE to win this book and try my hand at Hairpin Lace. It is so beautiful and could open doors to so many new projects!

  22. Jill_R says:

    I love hairpin lace, it’s so beautiful!! Jennifer’s designs are lovely as well. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  23. Danijela says:

    This sounds amazing,thanks for lovely giveaway and chance to win this lovely book.

  24. Connie Sharrett says:

    I have a scarf and have just realized that it must be hairpin lace. I am a knitter and crocheter but wasn’t sure how this was made. I would like to learn how to do this craft also so this giveaway would be a great gift!

  25. Terri says:

    I have been wanting to try hairpin lace for a few years now. I am so ready to start learning. This book would make the perfect tutorial.

  26. Kate M says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I have started to see more done with this technique and have been interested in learning. This would be a great way to start!-Kate

  27. vivid13 says:

    I love hairpin lace!

  28. Alva says:

    i am in love with everything stitch diva… and now this blog! i’m so glad i saw the post on fb about the giveaway! :)

  29. Margaret Rucci says:

    Oooooo!! I would love the book, thanks for the opportunity!!

  30. Alicia says:

    Wow! I have been thinking about trying hairpin lace and this book would surely get me started :D good luck to all of us!

  31. Karen says:

    Love hairpin lace!

  32. Connie says:

    have a new challenge with a friend based in Adelaide, Australia to learn broomstick and hairpin crochet in 2012. It would be great to own this wonderful book to help us on the way. I am based in Miranda New Zealand

  33. Deb S says:

    I am praying to the hairpin lace goddess-please, please, please!

  34. Ellen F says:

    I have been making hairpin lace baby blankets for many years. Love to to learn new ways to use the hairpin lace.

  35. Asuiley Ramirez says:

    I can’t wait to learn hairpin lace! I hope I win, but no matter what, i’ll more than likely take a class with Jennifer Hansen!

  36. Meredith O'Grady says:

    I’m about to tackle hairpin lace for the first time, encouraged by a good friend. She’s braver than me :) but I’d really like to win this book to help and inspire me. Thank you Jennifer for donating your book xxx

  37. Diane says:

    Fab giveaway. Thanks a bunch.
    Ravelry: headspace

  38. WendyWeb says:

    I love the look of hairpin lace and I’ve seen it done, I just haven’t tried it yet. I do so hope to in the future! Winning the book would hasten that to happen, I’m sure! Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  39. P says:

    I love Jennifer’s patterns and I have tried out one of her free hairpin lace patterns. So much fun! It would be awesome to win this! :D
    My email is

  40. Beth major says:

    I love hairpin lace and really want to learn.

  41. Cindy Moore says:

    Of course I want to win. I can always use more enabling books! :)

  42. Nancy Knapp says:

    I love doing hairpin lace!! I just took it up when I watched Jennifer’s tutorial on the Stitch Diva website. I bought the Jenkins Hairpin Lace Loom and made a wrap. I am hooked!! I am looking for new patterns to try. Thank you for making this technique cool again!!

  43. Susan (Trafficknitter) says:

    I love Hairpin Lace and and the Jensen frame is the best! I would love the book to go with it!!!

  44. Andrea G. aka SpringSplndr says:

    This is one advanced technique I have yet to learn. Winning would be wonderful!

  45. Marisol (MariGrace on Rav) says:

    Would love to improve my hairpin lace abilities and get beautiful SitchDiva patterns to go with!

  46. Jamie says:

    I’d love to learn how to do the hairpin lace! It looks so beautiful.

  47. Julia Geraghty says:

    I’m taking Jennifer Hansen’s craftsy class on tunisian crochet and would love to move on to hairpin lace.

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