Saturday, July 07, 2007

I see Prairie Schooler has a new free pattern on their web site. Link HERE. I saw a couple of their new patterns -- wow, there are some nice ones!!!

If anybody has flown recently, one of my GFs was wondering about taking needlework supplies on board commercial flights. I have not flown for a few years. Yeah, I know, you hear things ... not sure what is fact & what is fiction ... If you can offer suggestions, her blog is Just One More Stitch.

Her actual question is this: (snip) going to Scottsdale Arizona (snip). I want to take my needlework with on the plane to work on it but I do not know what I will be able to get through security. I think that I have that clover thing to use for scissors but I am not sure if they will take my needle. Could you please post this question to your blog friends? We are leaving a week from Sunday. If I cannot take my needle I guess that I will go buy a book and read it on the flight.

Love Always, Tina
Link to Tina's Blog


Wendy no webpage said...


Unfortunately I cannot comment over at Tina's blog as I don't have a google account, but I did want to mention that she will be absolutely fine with her Clover and her needle when flying on planes.

I've flown with my stitching as recently as Thursday with absolutely no problems. I even take scissors with me, albeit ones with an approximately 1.5 inch blade and security no longer even questions them. That being said, however, if she's going to take scissors I'd always take a pair that she's willing to lose in case she gets a testy security agent, but those in NYC, Detroit, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis haven't had issues with them in the last month.

I hope that helps!

Martina said...

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to answer my question about flying with my needle work. I feel so much better now.
Love Always,

Anne S said...

Actually you might want to re-think that Clover cutter ... here is a link to the latest TSA regulations regarding needlework: It says blades under 4" are OK (preferably blunt ended), but the circular blades, ie Clover cutters, aren't OK now ... go figure! Some people have suggested putting tapestry needles in your coin purse along with other metals, or threaded through the zip of your purse ... but personally I've never had a problem taking needles on board myself, and I openly carry them with everything else.

Katrina said...

I fly a lot, never a problem with my small embroidery scissors or needles!

stitcherw said...

Sorry I can't help, I haven't flown in a long time. I hope she finds what she can take without a problem, it would be a pain not to be able to have her stitching to pass the time.

Heidi said...

Thanks for the link to the new PS. As for Tina she needs to call the airline she is flying and ask them since every airline is different.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the link to that chart!

Jenna said...

I had a similar question a while back when I flew to Utah in March. They seem to have relaxed the guidelines a bit, but the best advice that I got was to buy a cheap pair of blunt ended kids scissors to take on the plane. They will do the trick and won't hurt if they're confiscated. You can always pack a better pair in your carry-on luggage. Also, she can carry a self-addressed, stamped envelope with her to send back her scissors and/or Clover if they get yanked by security. Someone else also suggested using the cutter on a container of dental floss.

monique said...

Yep-- all stitching gear is legal now, even scissors. BUT, I do always take a cheap pair just in case :)


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