Sailmaking needle, ca. 1990

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner

Sailmaking needle, ca. 1990

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Sailmaking needles are made in various sizes.

The size of the needle required for each different job is determined by the weight of the material being sewn and the weight of the thread being used.

The front half of the needle is triangular and is carefully polished to prevent cutting the fabric threads.

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About This Item

  • Title: Sailmaking needle, ca. 1990
  • Creation Date: circa 1990
  • Subject Date: circa 1990
  • Town: Camden
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Steel
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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