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Page updated 13th March 2015


EF269 Scissors "UK" 6-1/2"; £5

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

EF261 Folding scissors "Halm" 4"/2-1/4"; £2.50

EF261 Folded

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

EF256 Singer shears, 8-1/4"; £12.50
8-1/2 inch tailors shears William Rogers Sheffield
EF225 8-1/2 inch tailors shears William Rogers Sheffield; £7.50
10 inch Pinkfine pinking shears
EF223 10 inch Pinkfine pinking shears, made in Italy; £20
8-1/4 inch Wingfield and Co Scissors
EF222 8-1/4 inch Wingfield and Co Scissors; £3.50
Candle Wick Trimming shears
EF203 Candle Wick Trimming shears; £5

Seam Rippers and Stilettoes, and Punches

Eyelet setting tools
TO961 Eyelet setting tools; £1

Embroidery Frames

I have lots of nice embroidery/tapestry/quilting frames. All complete and ready to use... Where needed the frames have new tape.
Not all frames can be posted abroad, some are too long..
Frame Floor Stand only
EF212 Frame Floor Stand only, with box; £20

EF213 Floor-standing Embroidery Frame, New; £30

EF213 Another view
Embroidery frame
EF215 Embroidery frame 21 x 12 inches with clip-in bars; £7.50
Embroidery frames
EF217 Set of interlocking bars, 2 x 12 inch pairs, 10 inch pair, 6 inch pair; New; £7.50 (2 sets available)
Also, not shown, EF250 2 pairs of 12 inch bars, used once; £3.50

Embroidery Hoops

Embroidery Hoops
EF235 New Embroidery Hoops with screw adjusters
Good quality beech wood
A; 5 inch; £2.50
B; 6 inch; £3.50
C; 7 inch; £3.75
D; 8 inch; £4
E; 12 inch; £6.25

Singercraft Tools

- 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; £15
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
EF167c another type of blade holder 86586; £2
Singercraft Tool in action
In action..

Rugmaking Tools

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Punch Needle Tools

Fairy Of The Home
EF252A Fairy Of The Home embroidery tool - a patented gadget with charming and improbably hyperbolic instructions, with original box and instructions (these are fragile so you get e repro copy too), slightly foxed; £20

Hand Sewing 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
Big Bodaceous Bent Needle
EF173 Big Bodaceous Bent Needle; £1
T0928 Tracing Wheel
T0928 Tracing Wheel; 6-1/2 ins; Brass, steel and wood; £4

TO971 Singer Tracing Wheel; £3.50
Tracing wheels
EF230 Tracing wheels; £4 each
Tracing wheel
EF246 Tracing wheel, 7-1/2 inches; £5
Delightful printed metal needle case
EF157 Delightful printed metal needle case - I have had this for ages but it's hard to photograph! £10
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
Steel measuring guages
EF238 Steel measuring guages, very useful, new; £5 each
Singer Bias Guages
M009 Singer Bias Guages - attach to your scissors to let you cut an even width of binding; £4 each
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


Odd retracting hook, pretty,  possibly for mending knits
EF171 Odd retracting hook, pretty, possibly for mending knits; £3.50
Hook with cork handle
EF172 Hook with cork handle; £1
My address is:-
Helen Howes
Helen Howes Textiles
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
Mobile - 07732 911669
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays