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    Airport kilting

    Hi all,

    For all you DIYers, thought you might like to see my set-up to work on kilts at a gate in an airport. OttLite is propped up against the collapsible handle of my carry-on bag, and all my sewing stuff is in the front pocket, which opens to about 80, like a little shelf. Works great, takes up only one seat, and doesn't require a table!

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    I Love it!

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    Love your work Barb
    South African military veteran. Great grandson of Captain William Henry Stevenson of the Highland Light Infantry, Scotland (1880's) and brother to Infantryman Peter Mark Schumann of the 2nd Transvaal Scottish, South Africa (1980's).

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    They let you on the plane with all those stick pins?

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    Believe it or not, my fabulous tartan shears (see below) have blades that are just under the TSA limit. I found this out when I accidentally left them in my carry-on and thought they were going to be confiscated when they were discovered. Turns out that blades under 4" long on sewing scissors are OK, and my scissors miraculously just made it. So, pins are no problem at all. I haven't pushed my luck since, though, especially when I traveling outside the US - my fabulous tartan shears go into my checked luggage!

    Last edited by Barb T; 21st February 20 at 08:54 AM.
    Kiltmaker, piper, and geologist (one of the few, the proud, with brains for rocks....
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    The tartan in your OP looks remarkably like Scott Green, Modern. Looks like a 'cousin' of mine is going to be a very lucky kilt-wearer.
    John

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    Yup! Modern Green Scott. Good eyes!
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    What a great setup!

    I see you don't let any time go to waste. Everybody else is staring at their phones while you're making a work of art.

    About travelling with scissors, we pipers generally carry something to cut hemp (the string that holds bagpipes together).

    Some pipers use knives. I've always used the blunt-ended small scissors intended for school children.

    Mine have Day-Glo green plastic handles. These have advantages

    1) being blunt, you can't accidentally punch a hole in your $300 sheepskin pipe bag.

    2) TSA people don't hassle you.

    3) if you have to do emergency maintenance in the dark (say, backstage during Brigadoon) you can find the darn things.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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