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What`s this needle for?

sewingj

What`s this needle for?
« on: February 13, 2020, 11:22:48 AM »
As mentioned yesterday, I`m having a cull of my old needles.  I reckon some actually came from my Grandmother!

Anyway, amongst them I found this and wondered what it would be used for.  It`s got 2 eyes, is about 2 1/2 inches long and has a rounded point (not sharp)

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fajita

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 11:25:05 AM »
I think embroidery type stuff, sewing two shades at once. 

Ohsewsimple

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 12:09:09 PM »
« Last Edit: February 13, 2020, 13:10:40 PM by Acorn »

Efemera

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 12:47:32 PM »
Well I never!

sewingj

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 13:01:14 PM »
Gosh- I have enough problems sewing with one colour!
 I think this particularl needle must have been for quite coarse fabric - it is rather chunky.  I wonder why the one eye is so much bigger than the other. 

b15erk

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 13:49:30 PM »
I've got a couple of those, not sure what I thought they were for...

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

SkoutSews

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 13:56:02 PM »
That's fascinating, thanks for the link.

b15erk

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 13:58:13 PM »
I've only used it for threading elastic.  Flat through the big hole, round elastic in the top hole.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

b15erk

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 14:03:54 PM »
Just watched the video.  How very clever, would never have thought of that!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

BrendaP

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2020, 14:53:53 PM »
The video of the embroidery showed a sharp pointed needle.  @sewingj 's needle is very blunt.  It's a type of bodkin; the large eye is big enough to thread narrowish elastic or ribbon through.

Bodkin needle

Other types of bodkin
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/

Ohsewsimple

Re: What`s this needle for?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 18:12:06 PM »
Ooh well spotted @BrendaP.  I just looked up double needles.