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FREE - boxes of tiny pins anyone?

LeilaMay

FREE - boxes of tiny pins anyone?
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:44:31 AM »
  :pin: Among the ephemera in my latest purchase are some pins.
D F Tayler Adamantine - 'LILLS' - very short! Approx 5/8" long, I don't know what you'd really use them for?

Here's a link to a pic, not mine but this is the box type.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lG8AAOSwzVhZcwtN/s-l300.jpg

The boxes are said to contain 1/4 pound, so a bit on the heavy side to post. But a full box, pins in good condition.

If someone would like them for something they do that needs tiny pins, post here and PM me  :)
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 12:49:00 PM by LeilaMay »
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

Roger

Re: FREE - box of tiny pins anyone?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 08:52:03 AM »
They’re probably for appliqué. Trims and sequin strands and the like, where long pins would have a lot of excess.
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

BrendaP

Re: FREE - box of tiny pins anyone?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 09:36:18 AM »
Traditionally lills were used when making the types of bobbin lace where the pins are pushed right down into the pillow - mostly the sectional types of lace like Honiton or Duchesse where one section is completed but left pinned in place on the pillow until it's time to connect another section of lace to it.

Because they are tiny they are also used for fine 'heirloom' type sewing and yes they can be used for applique because they are short.  Nowadays also used for things like pinflair where they are used to attach sequins onto polystyrene.

In other words they are used for anything in which a short pin would work better than a longer one.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

LeilaMay

Re: FREE - box of tiny pins anyone?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 09:49:19 AM »
Thank you both  :)

I do make lace, but haven't used anything this short. If no one wants them here perhaps I'll take them to a lace day.

Thank you.
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

Snowgoose

Re: FREE - box of tiny pins anyone?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 10:07:47 AM »
Please may I ask for them, if nobody else does? :flower:

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Robert Louis Stevenson

LeilaMay

Re: FREE - box of tiny pins anyone?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 10:08:55 AM »
Please may I ask for them, if nobody else does? :flower:

Indeed you may  :)
Ping me your postal details?
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

LeilaMay

Re: FREE - boxes of tiny pins anyone?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 12:49:55 PM »
There are TWO boxes of pins - I'm not sure I made that clear - so still one available if someone would like them and use them?

:)
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

Roger

Re: FREE - boxes of tiny pins anyone?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 13:47:15 PM »
I’m tempted... I aspire to more decorative sewing and they sound useful for that, but I also have sewing hoarding tendencies... so if someone else has a definite need. Then I won’t come between them and micro pins :)
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132