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Ellen Gormley
Learn to Crochet Lace: Hairpin, Broomstick & Bruges
Learn to Crochet Lace: Hairpin, Broomstick & Bruges
Ellen Gormley, Instructor

Now you can learn how to crochet beautiful lace. Learn the skills to crochet hairpin lace, broomstick lace and Bruges lace in this one class! Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Join expert instructor Ellen Gormley as she teaches how to crochet three beautiful and beloved lace techniques -- hairpin lace, broomstick lace and Bruges lace. In just one class, you'll learn how to assemble and use a hairpin lace loom, how to properly hold a large knitting needle and crochet hook to make broomstick lace, and how short rows worked with a simple crochet hook becomes elegant Bruges lace. You'll love all the possibilities with these gorgeous lace techniques and will be thrilled to add these skills to your crochet repertoire.

In addition to the video content, this class also includes step-by-step patterns and symbol diagrams for crocheting six exclusive class projects (see photos below). Gentle Waves Hairpin Lace Scarf and Simply Elegant Hairpin Lace Scarf will complement many outfits. The Baby Love Broomstick Blanket is perfect for the expectant mother and Broomstick Lace Shawlette will win praise from family and friends. Finally, two Bruges lace projects, Bruges Lace Tunic and Sunbeam Bruges Lace Table Runner, will showcase your newfound skills.

In this class, you'll learn how to:
  • Assemble and use a hairpin lace loom.
  • Join hairpin lace panels.
  • Work hairpin lace as a right- or left-hander.
  • Determine which supersize knitting needle and regular crochet hook to use for broomstick lace.
  • Increase and decrease in broomstick lace.
  • Crochet strips of Bruges lace and join them into a beautiful, lacy fabric.
  • Read crochet symbol charts.
  • Block your finished projects to show off each stitch.
  • Crochet six exclusive projects including scarves, baby blanket, tunic, table runner and shawlette.
Confident beginner crocheters able to chain, slip stitch, work single, half double and double crochet stitches will be able to successfully complete this class.

Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers. All Annieĺs online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Hairpin Lace
Broomstick Lace
Bruges Lace
Lace Blocking Techniques
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Crochet Lace: Hairpin, Broomstick & Bruges:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 10 customers.)

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April 9, 2016
Yvonne R
This class was brilliant and inspirational, it showed a different world or side to crochet, I never knew.
Thank you and I will definitely be joining your other classes.

Excellent teacher!!!
January 10, 2016
Annie M
Excellent teacher. I am happy with the classes. Thank you.
November 10, 2015
Elaine A
All in all a great class. I thought originally I could learn these techniques from Youtube. Well you can learn the very basics, but this class gives you so much more. I would have been lost from Youtube. She is very thorough, almost to much. Once is enough to get you going, but then doesn't say anything about what to do, deeper into the project, like the Bruges top. Nothing past the first two rows. I'm pretty sure the instructions are pretty explanatory but she could have briefly gone over it. I really loved the explanation on the hairpin lace. She made it so easy looking. What I really liked the most was the really cute projects that you can make from the class, and so many of them! Not just a demo class like Craftsy offers, but a six project class. I learn much better if I can actually make a project.
July 26, 2015
Dale C
Truly a fantastic learning experience. I so appreciated the step-by-step practice and the fact that the instructor took a breath or two between instructions (so many just run right into the next step). I would have liked to see how to edge the broomstick lace projects; although, the written instructions are clear. Also, the Shawlette pattern calls for a CYC#3 (DK) yarn, but the instructor said Worsted (I have requested clarification from the instructor). All in all, a terrific class. I would like Ms Gromley to produce a longer class on broomstick lace and cover crocheting in the round - perhaps with projects such as a beanie and fingerless gloves.
July 21, 2015
Chris D
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I had tried to teach myself hairpin lace many years ago but failed dismally. Now I'm on my way to being an expert! I have made two of the gentle waves scarves, and the triangular scarf. Now I'm working on a decorative scarf of my own devising, perfect ways to use up those lovely yarns you buy on a whim. Ours is not a table runner type house, but I'm itching to try some Bruges lace. I love the way you show how the techniques work in heavy yarns as well. The video is beautifully produced and presented and the accompanying instructions couldn't be bettered. Many thanks to all involved, I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for other classes.

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