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« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2006 12:18:17 PM »

I take embroidery with me on planes all of the time. The only thing I have had trouble with has been white transfer markers/pens. I think the pump thing at the top threw them off.  Just in case they take my scissors away I always have nail clippers as a back up. So far so good, I have been able to take my scissors every time.
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« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2006 10:15:57 PM »

I know the question is about crafts and not lighters, but this was mentioned as an allowed item

"Lighters with absorbed liquid fuel and disposable lighters"

disposable lighters are not allowed in carry-on OR checked bags,
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm

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Lighters - All lighters are prohibited as carry-on items. Lighters without fuel are permitted in checked baggage. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked baggage, unless they adhere to DOT exemptions, which allow up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case. If you are uncertain as to whether your lighter is prohibited, please refrain from bringing it to the airport.
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« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2006 03:55:49 AM »

You could do craft research like read a craft related library book on the trip?? It would be totally mess-free. Smiley Other than that crochet seems viable with plastic little needles. Beading would be possible if you could  think of a good system for keeping beads safe on the plane.
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« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2006 09:36:45 PM »

ATCs, girl!  They are perfect!  Just pack some markers, colored pencils, a glue stick, some blanks, and a bit of papers, and wait until inspiration strikes!  You can use scraps of papers and ephemera from your trips (bits of reciepts, tickets, maps, free travel mags, etc)!  People would love the extra excitement of knowing a trade was made with a card made '30,000 feet somewhere over Buffalo'.  Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2006 10:11:36 PM »

I was watching some DIY show a while back around 9/11 & one lady said she uses old dental floss holders as a way to cut & hold her thread.

I haven't checked the airline list but if you can carry small sewing needles why dont you take up quilting. Cut out all your shapes at home & then you can attach them while flying. Depending on your pattern you can just carry a few pieces at a time working in long rows that way you can keep a good portion of it in your bag. Make a deadline like I will get 1 row done every trip, then you will have a huge quilt in no time.
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« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2006 09:33:06 AM »

I use a plastic needle and a Clover cutter.

I bought the Clover cutter recently because the packaging specifically said that it was allowed on planes. I've been through the airport with it twice and the first time, they searched the bag. The second time, I pulled it out and told them what it was and it still led to a lengthy discussion!

The next time I fly, I won't bother cutting any yarn (although I could use nail clippers), and I'll only bring a plastic crochet hook. I'll either make a bunch of dishcloths or I'll start a bunch of granny squares.

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« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2006 06:43:43 AM »

Since you're already a knitter, how about trying Crochet? I picked it up pretty quickly and I've heard that it's way easier than knitting, so you should do just fine!

The crochet hooks are rounded and not pointy. You don't need much else but yarn and small scissors (or a set of nail clippers).

I taught myself how to crochet using the Debbie Stoller book "The Happy Hooker" - it's has some really cool & hip projects. If you're not willing to commit the $19.95 for the book, a good alternative is to buy a copy of "Crochet Today" magazine. In every issue, there are instructions on crocheting and they also have great projects listed in every issue.

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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2006 08:29:56 PM »

while things might've relaxed since the last I heard about it, and I haven't flown in decades, last I'd heard clover cutters were on the no-no list for some places because if you break it open you have a razor sharp circular blade. (How on earth you're supposed to hurt anyone but yourself with such a thing I don't know! But there it is.)

One thing that mercredi's last post made me think of is that it's probably best to contact not only the airport you're departing from, but the one you're going to be using for your return flight too, since they all seem to have varying rules, and what gets through inspection at home might get taken away when you try to get back.

How on earth do you break them open?  They're made of metal for goodness sake with no exposed blade otherwise. Tongue
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« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2006 06:43:17 PM »

just throwing in two cents: i recently flew from los angeles to london and brought a crochet project on the plane.  i took plastic hooks and plastic darning needles and cut my yarn w/ the cutter from a package of dental floss (a tip i stole from another craftster!).  i had absolutely no trouble w/ security.  i made a potholder on the flights - the balls of cotton yarn i needed were very small and portable.
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« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2006 12:25:24 PM »

I travel a LOT and crochet while I go. I have a crocheted hook case with all of my hooks, plastic yarn needles and a clover cutter. i travel throughout the US so maybe i've been lucky. i also see a lot of women cross stitching with plastic needles and some knitting.

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