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Sunday, June 2, 2013

What a simple hairpin can do!!

Have always been in awe of what simple things can create with the fingers wrapped around it.
Here is my hairpin that I used for my hair, that I pulled apart just enough to give me the breadth of the hairpin lace bookmark that I had designed to make.
Any hairpin loom or prong would be too large for me for making a bookmark, and this was my own self made loom so very tiny.
Then I started working gimps the length desired, with a pretty cotton thread. The colors were so vibrant. I used size 1.65 mm hook for gathering the loops to create these bookmarks.
They are so wafer thin and yet look so full and layered and with a 3 d effect creating an illusion of depth.
 Enjoy the instructions in pictures. Leave a comment for me ..I love to hear from all my visitors and friends.
Did you know that my name "Shanti" means "Peace" just as in "Shalom"?
So until next time,
Lots of love

The ball of fine cotton thread..and my hairpin. Wrapping the thread around..

Building up more length for the bookmark..

The gimp has been removed from the hairpin after the required length has been reached.

Gathering the loops and making the bookmark...the completed bookmark is below.

Click on any YouTube to understand working a hairpin lace strip. Gather four loops on either side with four sc all around then add tassel. Use thin thread. 


  1. This is so very neat!

    1. Thank you so very much Mie. Am glad you liked it.

  2. I am new to the concept of hairpin lace. Your bookmark is exquisite! I love how tiny and delicate it is, and the rainbow thread is perfect for this project! Could you give more details? Where did you purchase the hairpin, and does it have a particular name? Same questions for the crochet thread. Are there any special instructions for making this bookmark as opposed to any other hairpin lace project?

    Also, I really appreciate your bold witness for Jesus Christ and God's Word. A huge inspiration and encouragement. :)

    1. Thank you Gloria. I used cotton thread. Hairpin is what I took from my hair!! I wrote another blogpost for you. I shall write the pattern for the bookmark soon. I shall try and get the pony prong link for you, it is excellent, have not found such hairpin prongs in art stores yet. Very similar to the hairpin I used. Thanks for your kind words. Blessings ..

    2. Hello Gloria,
      Please do write to me at for more details.

  3. I removed a comment with an e mail by mistake while trying to hit the reply button on my iPhone.. My laptop is not working too well and I am still blogging from my iPhone .. It was from an "anonymous"
    Dear visitor kindly retype your request for me here. Thanks so much... Well so much for a tiny phone blogging!!! I remember the e mail started with a s. thanks again.

  4. I love this!!! I want to learn how to do this... But I have tiny bracelets in mind... I need to go get some hairpins! Thanks.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment Kathy. Yes do buy some..get the thicker hairpin not the thin ones. And pull it apart till you get your required breadth. Bracelets are a great idea and necklace too to match the bracelets ..the collar kind of necklaces will go well with this lace. Let me know how it is coming along.
      Bye now

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    1. Thank you very much Mira. Glad you liked it.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind appreciation.