XStitching in the sky

Posted on: August 5, 2009

I have a problem.

I’m heading to Australia for a week as a tagger-along very soon – J is visiting his friends and I thought it’d be nice to just go along and do no planning, no organising and well, maybe just nothing for a change.

That’s not my problem, of course!! Hahaha!

Rather, I need to find a way to stitch on the plane!

I’m wondering:

Are needles allowed on the plane? Will they pass through airport security? Will it be okay if I actually show the guards my sewing to prove that I’m really doing needlework?

I know scissors are not allowed but can I borrow one from the staff onboard the plane? Or is there any other item – allowed on the plane – that I can use to cut the threads?

How has your experience been? Thanks in advance for sharing and learning together 🙂


2 Responses to "XStitching in the sky"

As mentioned in the e-group, I’ve been carrying my cross-stitch kits with me with no problem. I carry a small nail clipper to be used to cut the threads. But I carry the spare needles in the checked-in baggage, in case they confiscate the needle in the kit.

I read somewhere that certain airlines allow knitting needle in flight, but I never dare bring them, because personally I do feel that knitting needles can be seen as dangerous.

Thank you! Good to know that it will unlikely be a problem.

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