Needles/thread for use on camp (wotr)

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Needles/thread for use on camp (wotr)

Postby Quayn » Wed May 13, 2009 1:55 pm

ok, sorry to be completely lazy and ask here when i should spend the necessary time and find out myself but. come on most of you will know already. share your knowledge with lazy quayn.

what are authenty needles/thread. merely things that if asked i'd be able to say yes, they used this.


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Postby Colin Middleton » Thu May 14, 2009 1:04 pm

I'd lean toward steel or brass (the wood was unexpected).

If you're looking for some, try Sweetness & Light for wonderful brass needles. For steel, I've got details of a guy at Darnal (I think) who makes them.


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Postby Quayn » Thu May 14, 2009 1:49 pm

no worries got offers of steal ones already. yay. really wasn't sure they would be about but now i know. 'and knowing is half the battle'

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Postby Colin Middleton » Fri May 15, 2009 12:38 pm

Of course, they're a different shape to modern steel ones (wouldn't be fun otherwise would it?).

But, yes they were around.


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Postby Meg » Fri May 15, 2009 12:46 pm

Colin - I'd be really grateful for details of the steel needle-maker (I'm sure we could make that into a wonderful tongue-twister!), if you don't mind...

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Postby Eric the well read » Fri May 15, 2009 1:47 pm

Meg wrote: (I'm sure we could make that into a wonderful tongue-twister!), i
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Don't know about tongue twister, but I can do you a limerick! :-

A steel needle maker Oh Ay!
Was wondering if and or why,
and camels or rich man,
Politician or which man,
Would pass through, or in front of his eye. :roll:

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Postby Tod » Mon May 18, 2009 1:17 pm

Meg wrote:Colin - I'd be really grateful for details of the steel needle-maker (I'm sure we could make that into a wonderful tongue-twister!), if you don't mind...

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Postby Colin Middleton » Mon May 18, 2009 1:27 pm

I'll try to get his details posted on here this week, I'm sure that he'd like the busines.

He makes all sorts of tools and metalwork, I've got a loveley bill hook that he made and I know he does saws and files (with hand cut teeth if desired) as well as hammers, anvils, etc. A very nice chap.


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Postby Chris T » Mon May 18, 2009 10:41 pm

I do needles in steel (bone, bronze, brass and iron as well), and also have a range of linen thread.

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Postby Alice the Huswyf » Wed May 20, 2009 8:28 am

Peter Crossman (via Tudor Market site) Bone, brass.

I have needles of differeing sizes for various jobs in boxwood, bone, fishbone, iron and brass, some with punched, some with unched and filed and some with square eyes.



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Postby gregory23b » Thu May 21, 2009 8:30 pm

You might check out the Quartermasterie, he sells Robin Mitchener pins and needles, absolutely superb value, very fine work indeed.

FWIW I find it easier to sew with the brass copper alloy ones as they seem to be more grippy.


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