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dispose of them?

I usually wrap it in paper, sometimes (if it hasn't broken -- like sewing machine needles) "weaving" it in and out of the paper a couple of times so it doesn't slide through, then fold the paper so it's a little thicker and safer than just tossing a needle.

I try to keep the needles in the containers/wrappers they come in, sometimes stick a threaded needle into the threads of a spool, wrapping the longer tail around the needle to secure it.

I don't do enough sewing for needles to really get bad, but if a beading needle won't stay straight or go through the beads, I'll dump them.

~~ Alison
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