Pin, or Safety Pin, was invented by an american named Walter Hunt in 1849.
The idea, however, dates back to Mycenaean Greece, in the form of Fibulae — single piece of metal having needle point and cap on each side, and a circular spring in the middle. When we use it on our clothes, we close it by placing the needle inside the cap. No worry on being stabbed. What a beautiful thought.
However, when it appears on kitchen towel — open — it’s absolutely another story.
It became incredibly dangerous. Because it cannot be closed! If we use it to wipe mouth after dining — oh yes, we will ended up with a messy bloody face.
Of course, we have to make it safe.
Step 1. Cut the needle part with a paper cutter. Towel paper is too fragile to be cut in a normal slicing way. You need to press the cutter but do not move it. One press after another, you get the needle out. Moreover, pressing seals the edge of the double layered needle, otherwise it will split.
Step 2. Cut a little gap at the place where cap catches needle, carefully hold the needle point with a tweezers, then insert into the gap.
Finally, we got a Safety Kitchen Towel!
But wait, how about those scissors and needles? This is indeed the most dangerous kitchen towel in the world!