I have done hair pin lace and it isn't that difficult. At Annie's Attic there is a tutorial on it and at www.needlepointers.com
. You can get help at either place. As for a loom, if there is a JoAnn's Fabric or a knitting shop nearby you should be able to find one. It seems that hair pin lace is making a comeback. My small local knitting shop carries hair pin lace looms.