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TOSC016 IXL Left-handed shears, Wostenholm Sheffield England, chrome, 7-1/2 inches, VG; £15

TOSC017 Left-handed shears 8-1/4 inches, VG; £18.50

TOSC018 "Anything left-handed" embroidery scissors with case, 3-3/4 inches, VG; £4.50

EF275 Bennett and Herron, 4-3/4 inches; £5

EF269 Scissors "UK" 6-1/2"; £5

EF266 Richards' "Snip-Snap" Sheffield, 8-1/2 inches; £5

EF270 Shears "Richards Sheffield England", 7-1/2"; £9.50

EF274 Richards 6-3/4 inches; £8.50

EF264 Scissors "Butler Sheffield", 5-3/4"; £5

EF256 Singer shears, 8-1/4"; £12.50

EF298 Embroidery 3-1/2 inches; £3.50
8-1/2 inch tailors shears William Rogers Sheffield
EF225 8-1/2 inch tailors shears William Rogers Sheffield; £7.50

TOSC002 Kai Japan N5210, 8-1/2 inches, very good; £20

TOSC003 Singer Buttonhole scissors (these cut only to the length set), 4-3/4 inches, good; £15

TOSC007 James Delamar, 3-1/8 inches; £1.50

TOSC006 "Made in Sheffield", 3-5/8 inches; £2

TOSC009 Stainless Steel, 4-7/8 inches; £3

TOSC008 Manicare Stainless, 3-5/8 inches, with petal ends, very good; £2
8-1/4 inch Wingfield and Co Scissors
EF222 8-1/4 inch Wingfield and Co; £3.50

TOSC005 Cranked, 5-1/2 inches, fair; £3.50

EF222 Wingfield and Co, 8-1/4 inches; £3.50

TOSC015 Gold colour, 7 inch; £3

Pinking Shears

Make a zig-zagged edge for quick finishing or decoration..
All pinking shears work best on a single layer of fabric and should not be expected to cut right to the inner edges of the blades
10 inch Pinkfine pinking shears
EF223 10 inch Pinkfine pinking shears, made in Italy; £20

TOSC014 Pinking Shears; £8.50

TOSC019 "Pinkie" Model D with box - only 5 inches long and really good; £20


TOSC020 Heavy Sheffield steel snips with loop, 4-1/2 inches; £3.50

TOSC021 As TOSC020 but with bent tips; £3.50

Scissory Things That Might Not Be Quite Scissors

TOSC004 Cigar-cutters, 2-1/4 inches; £5
Candle Wick Trimming shears
EF203 Candle Wick Trimming shears; £5

Stilettoes, and Poking Tools

TO901a and b Singer small tools, screwdriver (b) and stiletto (a), longer 3-1/4 inches; £4.50
Either alone £2.50 (For shuttle machines, but amazingly useful for all manner of sewing)
Pair; £4.50

Seam Rippers

EF312 Big Yellow; £3

EF313 German; £3.50

Buttonhole Cutters

TO1043 Neat enclosed box with interchangeable blades; £15

TO1043 Closed

TO1050 Blades only, 3/8 and 5/8 inches; £1.50 pair
Not shown TO1050a, pair of 3/4 and 3/8 inches, also £1.50

TO1052, with handle, 9mm; £3.50

Gauges and Measures

Singer Bias Guages
M009 Singer Bias Guages - attach to your scissors to let you cut an even width of binding; £4 each

EF114 "Hemline" with card; £2.50

EF295 Dritz; £1.50

TOME002 Clinton adjustable pleat marker, metal; £5

TOME005 Not really, but this is for polishing your uniform buttons, so I felt it fitted here
6-3/4 inches of nice brass; £3

TOME003 From Singer slant-shank set - useful marker; £3

TOME004 Steel buttonhole placement marker; £3

Singercraft Tools

- are used to make fringes and rugs with the sewing machine. Easy to use and quite fun... Contain a small blade, so mind your fingers..Come with reproduced full instructions
Singercraft Tool
EF156, plain version; SOLD
Not shown; EF156a Spare blade and holder for the above, as new; £4
Singercraft Tool
EF154 Silver 120987, with good blade; £25
EF154a, Not shown, as EF154 but with a black handle; £25
EF167a Spare blade holder 120983 for the above; £2
EF167b Spare blade, new in packet; £5 (Sold out, sorry)
EF167c another type of blade holder 86586; £2

Hemstitcher Bars

EF306 Nu-Way Hemstitching fork with instructions; £12.50

Punch Needle and Rugmaking Tools

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Darning Tools

Daga Darning Tool
EF208 Daga Darning Tool, with box, sample, and instructions (The instructions are fragile; you will get a copy as well as the original); £20
Darning mushrooms with internal lights
EF221 Darning mushrooms with internal lights. One complete and may work (not tested); £3, another not quite all there; £2

EF291 Cornells "Marvel" Patent Darner (the top is full of steel fuzz); £6.50

EF291 Side

EF291 Underneath

EF320 Incomplete Ebor darner with box and repro instructions; £6.50

EF320 Underneath

Tracing Wheels and Marking Tools

T0928 Tracing Wheel
T0928 Brass, steel and wood; 6-1/2 ins; £4
Tracing wheels
EF230 Wood handle; £4 each
Tracing wheel
EF246 Fancy wooden handle, very sharp, 7-1/2 inches; £5

TOMARK001 Wooden handle; £4

TOMARK002 Dyno, Red plastic handle; £2

Big and Special Needles, and Needle Storage

Big Bodaceous Bent Needle
EF173 Big Bodaceous Bent Needle; £1
flat bodkins and elastic threaders
EF146 flat bodkins and elastic threaders; 50p each
Small steel needlecase
EF231 Small steel needlecase; £2
Penelope Ribbon Threader
EF241 Penelope Ribbon Threader; £3

EF302 Double-ended bodkin; £1

EF259 Wallet with contents as shown, 4 by 2 inches; £5

TONE001 Needle Case, small repair, with contents; £10


TONE004 Needle book, hand embroidered; £3.50

TONE004 inside

Skirt Hem Markers

Singer Skirt Marker
EF205 Singer Skirt Marker, base, puffer, box and instructions (no ruler); £8
Singer Skirt Marker
EF185 Singer Skirt Marker, base, puffer, and instructions only, in box, no ruler; £8
Singer Skirt Marker
EF184 Complete Singer Skirt Marker with ruler; £25

Looms and Weaving

Netting Needle
EF122 Netting Needle, nicely patinated. I have a few of these. Approx 10-1/2 inches; £2 each

Setters and Punches

Eyelet setting tools
TO961 Eyelet setting tools; £1

TOODD001 Assorted punch tools, setters, etc.; £3
Both these lots together for £3.50

And Finally...

Odd retracting hook, pretty,  possibly for mending knits
EF171 Odd retracting hook, pretty, possibly for mending knits; £3.50

EF280 Steel button hook; £1.50

TOODD002 Loom Setter; £25
My address is:-
Helen Howes
Helen Howes Sewing Machines
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
07914 676182
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays