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1. Pins
2. How To Select A Pin

Pins

Belgian

Belgian, (22 x .65mm) 7/8 nickel plated brass, 100 gr. Short pin for Cantu, Milanese and other medium weight tape laces.
$16.00
Bohin (26 x .65) 1" gold brass, 100 gr.
Virtually the same pin as the Newey 26 x .65

 $17.75

Belgian
(26 x .65/70) 1" nickel plated brass, 100 gr.
Virtually the same pin as the Newey 26 x .65 but nickel plated

 $17.50

La Couronne d'Or
(17 x .45mm) 3/4" yellow brass or nickel plated brass, 25 gr.
Very fine, short, small headed pin for the finest Duchesse, Honiton and Withof Duchesse Laces
$14.50
German

(22 x .65) nickel plated brass, 100 gr.
$16.50
Accoutrements

(26 x .58) stainless steel, 200 count
$7.50
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

IRIS Superfine
(34 X .50) 1 1/4" nickel plated steel, 500  count, small head
This pin is good for fine straight laces like Bucks Point, Flanders and other Flemish straight laces



$17.25
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

INOX
(38 x .54) 1 3/8"



$19.50
INOX (40 x .60) 1 1/2" steel, 50 gr.
Use this pin for Flanders lace

$16.00

La Couronne d'Or
(40 x .70) yellow brass



$16.00
German

26 x .40 1" stainless steel, 400 count
Super fine shorter version of "Mechlin" pins
$14.50
German

32 x .40 1 1/4" stainless steel, 400 count
Super fine pins also referred to as "Mechlin" pins
$16.00
German

38 x .40 1 1/2" stainless steel, 400 count
Super fine pins also referred to as "Mechlin" pins
$16.00
Glass Headed Pins

Fine 32 x .60 glass head pins, nickel plated steel
$4.00
Picot Pins

#17 steel pins, 50 grm (26 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

 $8.50

 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 three numbers. Take for example Bohin Pins 26 x .65 x 10. The first number "26" describes the length of the pin in millimeters. 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 hundreds of a millimeter). The higher the number the heavier the pin. The lower the number the finer the pin.

The third number represents the total weight of pins in the container.  The number 10 means 100 grams.  The number 50 means 50 grams and so forth.
I use the Bohin 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, medium weight 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 German 22 x .65 (a shorter pin with a standard head) is perfect.

Now consider a pin that is 30 x .50. This pin is longer 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 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 or for laces that require a support pin where no hole is distinguishable.

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 Belgian 17 x .45 is an excellent choice (short and fine with a small head). 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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