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Thread: What are these SCARY looking needles for?

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    I got this book of needles from my Grandma. Can anyone tell me what the big scary looking ones are for on the left?
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    I don't have a clue, but it does look scary.

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    Doesn't look like a mattress needle...

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    Probably stitching leather on saddles, harness, and tack.

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    my guess would be leather....that is one heavy duty needle!!!!!

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    The curved needle is for upholstry. You would need it for recovering furniture.

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    i have some carpet needles that are curved.and a really, really long straight one i used for doing dolls eyes and such.
    bags, leather, etc is what is says on the package front.

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    The long one is for tack work the two shorter ones are glovers needles, also for hide sewing. Lastly the curved one is an upholstery needle.

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    leather...the splay tip doesn't create a hole in the fabric but a small slit the closes up around the thread.

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    That curved needle is great for when/if you tie quilts.

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    leather and carpet needles I'd say.

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    I would guess leather or upholstry. Or maybe, for creating your own monster...Frankenquilter?!?

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    they are for sewing on upholstery, I think.

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    they look like upholstery needles. The curved one goes in the fabric and back out easily.

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    leather!

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    Stitching up the men folks after the bad hombres get 'em! (Didn't you ever watch westerns? LOL!)

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    used to sew cows up if they prolapse or need a c section. we have them and that is what our vet used when he came to do the cows with. a prolapse is when a cow throws her uterus out.

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    Flu vaccine?? :? :? :? :?

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    yes, the leather needle is also called a "wing" needle ~ it closes up around and doesn't damage the leather.

    The curved one is for upholstery, or hand-sewing thick materials (like basting thick or chenille quilts). Those take some getting used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    I got this book of needles from my Grandma. Can anyone tell me what the big scary looking ones are for on the left?
    I think they are for upholstry or leather.

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    RAINY BUG has given you the answer. The scary looking one is for slicing the leather as you advance the needle. That is a cutting edge, similar to what the MD's use when they ask for a suture w/ a cutting needle.

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    Isn't it amazing how much we know when we all pitch in an opinion? My son worked for a furniture maker who used extremely long and also curved needles.

    A friend's husband is a vet. When he did a c section on one of our mama cows, he used a thick, short needle on the inside of her and a large curved needle on the her hide.

    I've also seen packets of large, long, curved, etc. needles at places like Hancocks. They are in the doll-making, upholstery, and crewel sections. And yes, I agree, they are scary looking.

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    They are scary looking!

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    From left to right
    Curved>>Upholstry>>Sacking>>Unsure>>Leather.
    Hope this helps
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    i would say they are leather needles.

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