stainless staples

mainstreet817

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Is there any source for stainless staples that can safely be used for stretching and mounting needlework? If not, what kind of staples are recommended. We use pins when possible but can't always.
 

Jim Miller

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...We use pins when possible but can't always. [/QB]
When you can't use pins, use Attach EZ. Or, when preservation is an issue, use a needle and thread.

Can't you buy stainless steel staples from United Our Sponsor? Most industrial suppliers of staplers can special-order them, but you'll have to buy a bunch, which I did many years ago. I still have a zillion of them to fit my antique Senco staplers, which I use to stretch canvases.
 

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I buy stainless staples at Home Depot or Lowes
 

Bob Doyle

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Originally posted by Elaine:
I buy stainless staples at Home Depot or Lowes
But aren't those for stretching canvases? I think the poster is asking about pins for needlework.

I don't like to staple or use glueboard on needlework. I tend to stretch and lace almost everything! It's a lot of work, but have you ever done needlework? THAT'S a lot of work!
 

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I think they were talking about both in the thread, but I used to get my stainless pins from a local quilting shop or I found that I can order from dritz.com (seller of stainless pins and other sewing products)

sorry if I confused!
 

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Originally posted by Bob Doyle:

I don't like to staple or use glueboard on needlework. I tend to stretch and lace almost everything! It's a lot of work, but have you ever done needlework? THAT'S a lot of work!
Absolutely
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