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Shawl pins
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Mar 19, 2017 20:06:31   #
CBB (a regular here)
Where does one obtain shawl pins? Are they strictly a specialty item, available in either boutiques or jewelry stores, or can you find them in department stores? I'm thinking of the ones that are like what we used to call stick pins. I haven't seen those for sale anywhere since I was a girl. I've tried myself using a brooch, but the ones with a long enough pin are usually pretty heavy.

I'm in the beginning stages of planning for a wedding shawl for one of my virtual children, and would love to include a pretty shawl pin with it. I haven't seen any for sale, other than occasionally here at KP in the classifieds. If any of you who make these have any in stock, feel free to message me privately. I haven't seen the dress, and I only know the color, so I really am just window shopping at this point.

Any other tips or suggestions greatly appreciated.
Mar 19, 2017 20:08:29   #
ljsb3 (a regular here)
I have seen some at thrift stores and I think Knit Picks sells them (but to me they are a little high in price)
Mar 19, 2017 20:10:36   #
Paksenarion (a regular here)
Diy here. Something like a wooden curtain ring, and use a chop stick to pin through it. Add some beads or wrap in sparkly stuff to personalize it.

Nail polish works wonderfully as a paint on chopsticks
Mar 19, 2017 20:15:09   #
Check your LYS they should have some. Good luck!
Mar 19, 2017 20:16:20   #
m_azingrace (a regular here)
Lots of nice shawl pins on Etsy, and not all expensive.
Mar 19, 2017 20:18:06   #
I bought some from Hobby Lobby, and ordered some from Today I bought some at a craft fair in Fairhope, AL. I always look at craft fairs and am starting to see more. The girl from Fairhope has a website with her designs (
she is also on Facebook (claudiacarreondesigns)
Mar 19, 2017 20:20:03   #
TammyK (a regular here)
I've seen them the JoAnn's in the yarn aisles.
Mar 19, 2017 20:23:35   #
charbaby (a regular here)
I just saw some beauties on a site called The Knittery.
Mar 19, 2017 20:33:27   #
LizR (a regular here)
Check Amazon. I saw some pretty ones there.
Mar 19, 2017 20:35:13   #
Some have been know to go to a beauty supply store and by hair picks to use as shawl pin.
Mar 19, 2017 20:42:08   #
no1girl (a regular here)
our member Bethshangirl makes/sells lovely ones.
Mar 19, 2017 20:48:32   #
I got one on Esty
Mar 19, 2017 20:49:08   #
You could make one, check pinterest Joann,s have some or check out old brooches on eBay for something unique
Mar 19, 2017 20:50:27   #
Moisey (a regular here)
A few years back I made some evening type sparkly shrugs for three family members using two threads held at the same
time silver/clear gold/clear & black/clear which cost a small fortune in yarn so did not want to spend a great deal on something to
join them at the front. While shopping at our Spotlight stores something caught my eye which I ended up buying which was
sparkly, or plain, as you wish, and turned out to be three Hair Clips on a card. They are the type you normally slide under a clump
of hair and then just click to hold them in place. They worked very well on the shrugs as I was only displaying how the front
could be joined and could be replaced by the owner's jewelry, if they so wished. They were not heavy at all. Just a suggestion.
Good luck!
Mar 19, 2017 20:56:49   #
I just purchased a shawl pin from Herrschners. It is a large safety pin with a dragonfly on it and $4.99.
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