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05-05-2012, 05:05 PM
I have made a fibula brooch, and I have not the foggiest idea how they are worn. Is the prong supposed to pierce fabric, or is it more like a toggle/woggle for a scarf?
I have hunted on Google and can only find pictures of them not how they are worn. I only need to know for the sake of taking pics as I will not be wearing it myself :0)
05-05-2012, 06:03 PM
They're usually worn on knitwear, shawls, scarves or on a the lapel of a loose weave coat. Ideally the pin should be slightly blunted (like a wool needle) so that it parts, rather than pierces the fabric. Not good on jersey or close weaves as the thicker wire generally used would leave a hole.
They tend to naturally hang to one side, so it's always worth checking by holding up the pinned in place piece to make sure it sits right.
05-05-2012, 06:11 PM
Thank you George, I have seen them with what appear to be quite large pins so I guessed it might be for open weave things. It is in the tumbler at the moment will post a pic when it is out and the stone is set.
05-05-2012, 09:05 PM
Needs a little bit of tidying but at least I now know how it works (on the only scarf I have, possum wool :0) ) and yes for those who know me, that is the last tine from the Zombie pickle fork.
Moonstone fibula (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12340604@N02/7000062774/) by kwant (http://www.flickr.com/people/12340604@N02/), on Flickr
05-05-2012, 09:55 PM
I like that very much Cornelius, how big is it?
I can also see it looking very good on a hat
05-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Fee, Fie, Fo, Sqawk! I see the prong of a Pickle Fork. Very nice Idea, Cornelius, but not new. I used to wear one on the way to the Forum. Dennis.
05-05-2012, 10:25 PM
Lol Dennis now you are just showing your age.
It is 7cm top to bottom and 3cm at the widest point
06-05-2012, 10:22 AM
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