Airlines & needlework

crafteedeeSeptember 18, 2007

I'm usually on the quilting sister site to this one... But thought you all might know the answer to this one better.

I will be taking a very long int'l flight in the near future & want to do some needle work. When restrictions got very strict a few years back, I just stopped bringing stuff completely. Now, I want to know what types of craft supplies are allowed on flights. Scissors, needles, etc.

Thanks.

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julia

Scissors of less than 4" are now permitted as are needles. Circular cutters are not permitted; oddly these are touted as OK by most shops. However, despite these rules, security agents may still confiscate anything they think may be a weapon. If you argue you may not catch your flight. I haven't had a problem on domestic flights. The TSA web site suggests you bring a SASE in case their agent is disagreeable.

Here is a link that might be useful: TSA Guidelines

    Bookmark   September 20, 2007 at 11:26PM
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crafteedee

Thanks Julia!

I figured ya'll would know this better than most anyone. I guess to be safe, I can take a pair of Kinder scissors since all I need to do is cut threads & such. But I do have the pendant cutter which I absolutely love.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2007 at 6:57PM
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annie1971

The pendant cutter seems like a safe choice; probably should have one for around the house anyway. What is a SASE? Needles don't matter? or the size of your scroll frame, I hope?
Remember when you could just get onto an airplane! Now your blood pressure rises for fear of being stripped down for a tapestry needle!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 10:54PM
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