14 February 2018

I wonder?

I wonder how old this weird safety pin is and what or who would use it?

I was doing yet another tidy up of the tatting cupboard and discovered it lurking in a box. I thought you'd like to see it.

I can't even remember where it came from so no good asking me.  Over to you guys!!!




13 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

Is it a bodkin of some sort?

Jane Eborall said...

I don't think so as it's not smooth enough!!!!

Madtatter80 said...

I was thinking the Sam thing as the other Jane, it a weird onešŸ¤”

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is odd! I've never seen anything like it.

Sewicked said...

Maybe it's meant to be decorative?

Tim Kaylor said...

Maybe its so you can find it. That thing is LOOOONNGG.

Jane Eborall said...

It's not really pretty enough to be decorative, Sewicked. Tim, the only way you could lose it and find it again is if you sat on it!!! OWCH!

Bernice said...

I don't know the size of this pin thing but me thinks it is used to put the ribbon into the front of your corset. Just to get it through the eyelets of something. Well that's what came to mind.

Jane Eborall said...

Now that sounds most likely, Bernice. Thanks.

Pigmini said...

That's what I was about to suggest too!! Great minds think alike Bernice!!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Just wondering if this pin gadget is for a boutonniere. Is it hollow inside, to hold the stem of a flower?

Yorkie Sue's Tatting said...

It's for threading elastic into yer knickers Jane...
I have me Mom's one somewhere...

Jane Eborall said...

Interesting, Sue, as it would catch on the edges of the fabric, I'd have thought. I've tried and tried googling it and nobody else has come up with the answer. I'm taking it to a specialist fabric place next week to see what they think. Thanks for that - if I hear it's anything else I'll let you know - meantime I'm sticking to your theory!!!

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