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1. Pins
2. How To Select A Pin

Pins

Bohin (26 x .65) 1" gold brass, 100 gr.
Virtually the same pin as the Newey 26 x .65

 $16.50

Belgian
(26 x .65) 1" nickel plated brass, 100 gr.
Virtually the same pin as the Newey 26 x .65 but nickle plated

 $16.00

Bohin
(26 x .65) 1" nickel plated brass, 20 grms./200 count
$4.50
La Couronne d'Or (17 x .45mm) 3/4" nickel plated brass, 25 gr.
Very fine, short, small headed pin for the finest Duchesse, Honiton and Withof Duchesse Laces

 $14.50

German
(26 x .70) 1" nickel/brass, 50 gr.
$12.00
Accountrements
(26 x .58) stainless steel, 200 count
$7.50
La Couronne d'Or
(22 x .65) 7/8" nickle plated brass, 100 grm box (Perfect for Cantu, Bruges Bloomwork, Russian, Modern)
$16.00
La Couronne d'Or (30 x .50) 1 1/8" steel, 50 gr.
Use for Point Ground laces and other fine straight laces

$12.00

La Couronne d'Or (30 x .60) 1 1/8" steel, 50 gr.
Use for guipure (plaited) laces.

$10.00

German
(30 x .70) 1 1/8" steel, 50 grm
$12.00
La Couronne d'Or
(34 x .60) 1 1/4" steel, 50 gr.
Use for Torchon and many other laces using medium weight thread.
$10.00
La Couronne d'Or (30 x .80) 1 1/8" nickel plated brass, 100 gr.
Use as picot pins and honeycomb ground for more defined pinholes.

 $14.00

La Couronne d'Or
(38 x .50) 1 3/8" steel, 50 gr.
Long fine pin with a small head for all fine straight laces
$16.00
La Couronne d'Or (40 x .60) 1 1/2" steel, 50 gr.
Use this pin for Flanders lace

$18.00

German
26 x .40 1" stainless steel, 400 count
Super fine shorter version of "Mechlin" pins
$12.00
German
32 x .40 1 1/4" stainless steel, 400 count
Super fine pins also referred to as "Mechlin" pins
$14.00
Glass Headed Pins
Fine 30 x .60 glass head pins, nickle plated steel
$5.75
Picot Pins
#17 steel pins, 50 grm (30 x .85)
$7.50
#20 steel pins, 50 grm (32 x .90)
$7.50
#24 steel pins, 50 grm (38 x 1.00)
$7.50
Use these pins on wire lace, early lace and for picots in any
lace to achieve a more pronounced picot.
Private Sale Pins/Limited Supply
La Couronne d'Or
30 x .55
$16.00






Pin Sample Card Actual pin sample of all the pins listed above

 $6.00

 In all my years of selling pins I've never met a box that hasn't had some defective pins in the lot. In the rare event you receive a box that is not completely to your satisfaction we guarantee that any defective pins will be replaced.

How To Select A Pin

 How To Select A Pin
by Holly Van Scvier

Understanding the "numbers" used to describe pins can be confusing and frustrating. Follow these simple guidelines and your confusion will disappear.

Most pins are described by two numbers. Take for example Newey Pins 26 x .65. The first number "26" describes the length of the pin in millemeters. A 26 pin is approximately 1" long. The higher this number the longer the pin. The lower this number the shorter the pin.

The second number ".65" describes the diameter of the pin (in hundreths of a millemeter). The higher the number the heavier the pin. The lower the number the finer the pin.

I use the Newey 26 x .65 as my standard, because it is often the first pin a student will use and come to understand. Comparatively, this is a somewhat short, heavy pin with a standard head, that is good for Torchon, Brugge Flower Lace or any tape lace using heavier threads.

For fine tape laces like Milanese, the Belgium 19 x .55 (a shorter, fine pin with a standard head) is perfect.

Now consider a pin that is 30 x .50 . This pin is long and fine, making it an excellent choice for fine straight lace where pins are clustered closely together, for example Bucks Point or the Belgium straight laces. The Mechlin pin and insect pin, at 38 x .40 (very long and very fine) is the extreme of this situation and is perfect for those straight laces using the finest of threads.

For fine free laces, such as Honiton, Withof Duchesse and Duchesse, where fine threads are used and the pins pushed completely down into the pillow, the Newey 26 x .55 or the Belgian 17 x .45 are two excellent choices (short and fine with small heads). These short pins are less apt to bend as they are being pushed into the pillow, and the small heads less likely to run into each other.

To conclude, the length and diameter of a pin are described by two numbers correspondingly. The higher these numbers the longer and/or heavier the pin. The lower these numbers the shorter and/or finer the pin. Allow the lace type and thread count to dictate the pin selected for use in a given pattern.


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