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Mar 20, 2017 12:56:34   #
I found them on ebay. I have used wooden chopsticks, made them smaller, painted, or pins made to hold hair up. Lots of things work, think outside the box.
Mar 20, 2017 13:01:22   #
Google 'shawl pins for knits'. You'll find lots of beautiful inexpensive ones.
Mar 20, 2017 13:04:05   #
Becca (a regular here)
Depending on how much you want to spend, try for beautiful pins.
Mar 20, 2017 13:07:09   #
I have used the smallest wooden crochet hook to fasten the shawl as an emergency and several admiring comments convinced me to buy a few more to use on my Christmas gifts
Mar 20, 2017 13:22:36   #
k2p3-knit-on (a regular here)
I happened to see a costume jewelry sale in a shopping mall and for a dollar each I bought tie pins appropriate for shawls.
Mar 20, 2017 13:23:33   #
I looked online at Walmart and Joannes.
Walmart has a couple of pages of shawl pins for sale online.
Joannes has only a few.
Mar 20, 2017 13:27:12   #
scumbugusa (a regular here)
CBB wrote:
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.
Where does one obtain shawl pins? Are they strictl... (show quote)

I am going to look ignorant no, but, what is a virtual child.
Mar 20, 2017 13:34:56   #
no1girl wrote:
our member Bethshangirl makes/sells lovely ones.

Mar 20, 2017 13:47:01   #
They are difficult to find. Finally I found mine in Chattanooga, TN (1000's of miles from home). Hat pins will also work. If there are custom jewelry designers near you, they could easily make one for you.
Mar 20, 2017 13:53:15   #
You could also look at hair pins. Some have the pins and ovals for pony tails.
Mar 20, 2017 15:14:37   #
peanutpatty (a regular here)
ijfranklin wrote:
I just purchased a shawl pin from Herrschners. It is a large safety pin with a dragonfly on it and $4.99.
I also got a few from Herrschners, not expensive.
Mar 20, 2017 15:58:54   #
I have purchased and recently saw some at Mary Maxium Crafts on line.
Mar 20, 2017 16:22:00   #
shepherd (a regular here)
I haven't read all the posts, but Etsy has a wide variety of pins and prices. If you are looking for a really nice one I recommend - they are at Rhinebeck every year and their work is exquisite - pewter and silver. They sell from their website also.
Mar 20, 2017 16:49:09   #
I have been haunting the various flea markets in the area, and have been buying some of the bigger broaches, from the 30s and 40s, they look well with a shawl, or with some of the dressier scarves which are being uses a fashion accent ( like using the dressy , shortened scarf as a jabot) rather than as a" keep out the cold" item. These vintage look so much better than some of th shawl pins out there, but you MUST use a fairly large one, in order to get a big enough clasp pin that will go through a fair amount of the knit laced fabric, and not put too much strain on the delicate knitted lace. I find, also, that the older broaches sort of " fit" in with a vintage looking shawl/scarf.
Mar 20, 2017 17:08:56   #
Also search etsy, amazon, ebay..... For hijab pins, some really pretty ones out there!
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