View Full Version : anyone flown with tatting stuff recently?
09-02-2010, 09:15 PM
i'm going to florida this weekend and i'd like to bring my tatting along. i'm okay with packing my good scissors in my checked bags. but i can't see how i can go w/o my crochet hook. i don't think they make the teeny tiny ones in plastic, do they?
what about my clover shuttles. are they going to flip out over the point at the end even though they are plastic?
if i can tat, then i can give the iPhone to the kidlets.
10-02-2010, 02:23 AM
Before flying to my father's funeral last year, I first checked the TSA site (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm) ( it was two planes one way; two planes back). It was very helpful, as the Clover thread-cutting pendant was on the prohibited list (!!!) but small scissors were not(?!?!?).
I also took a padded manila envelope (bubble-wrap lined), stamps, and some pre-printed address labels. This was in case a TSA agent did not agree with the printout from their site, then I could place the item(s) in the envelope, place stamps and two of my address labels (one for return address; another as the addresse) so that it could be mailed back to me by a willing TSA agent. I don't remember who suggested this, but it is a really good idea.
10-02-2010, 02:28 AM
What about tatting needles? Can you fly with these?
10-02-2010, 02:38 AM
Check here (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1252.shtm).
10-02-2010, 11:37 AM
Oh wow! Now that is a total surprise!
I have taken my tatting on planes for years with no one even raising an eyebrow. My supplies include two or three Clover and Boye shuttles, one tiny tapestry needle, a pair of blunt tweezers and, surprise of surprises, a Clover circular cutter. I don't wear it as a pendant; it lives in my little tatting supplies bag; but I've always had my Clover cutter with me, and it's never caused any problems at all. In addition, my niece flies between the States and Tanzania with her Clover cutter, and it has never been bothered either. I didn't know it was prohibited. As a matter of fact, I bought the thing because it was supposed to pass through the security checks. At least, that's what I was told before I bought it. In addition to the circular cutter, I also keep a tiny pair of blunt nose scissors.
10-02-2010, 05:54 PM
I flew within the past month, and will fly again this week. I haven't had any problems bringing my tatting stuff. I don't bring scissors. I pick projects where I won't need them in the time my flights take. And if I really do need them then I can just use the nail clippers I keep in my purse for a quick fix and then clean it up later.