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Page updated 5th April 2013


EF268 Shears "Richards Sheffield England" "Radiant Golden Age Rustless" 7-1/2" inlaid steel blade; £10

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..
Embroidery frame
EF211 Multi-position roller frame with dowel inserts for quick setting-up. New
14 x 15-1/2 inches overall; £6
Embroidery frame
EF210 Frame with split roller-bars (so no sewing-on, and quick to use). New
13 x 9-3/4 inches overall; £6
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
Also, not shown, EF250 2 pairs of 12 inch bars, used once; £3.50
Floor-standing Embroidery Frame
EF229 Floor-standing Embroidery Frame; £20

Embroidery Hoops

Embroidery Hoop
EF237; 6-1/2 inch Bound Embroidery hoop; £4
Embroidery Hoops
New Embroidery Hoops with screw adjusters
Good quality beech wood
EF235; 4 inch; £2.25
EF237; 6 inch; £3.50
EF214; 8 inch; £4
EF218; 10 inch; £5
EF247; 12 inch; £6.25
Embroidery Hoop
EF131 4 inch plain hoop; £1

Quilt Frame

quilt frame
I am listing this for a friend. It's in Norfolk, UK. Please email me on if you are interested, and I will put you in touch with the seller
Manufactured in the USA
For Hand quilting - not for use with a sewing machine
Width: 78 inches
Height: 48 inches
The frame is dismantled for easy transport by car
Price: Offers welcome
Present location: Thurlton area, South Norfolk, UK

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, no blade; £15
EF167a Spare blade holder for the above , no blades, sorry; £2
Singercraft Tool in action
In action..

Rugmaking Tools

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Punch Needle Tools

Fairy Of The Home
EF252B Fairy Of The Home embroidery tool - a patented gadget with charming and improbably hyperbolic instructions. In posting box, with repro instructions, good condition; £20
Fairy Of The Home
EF252A Another, very similar, with original box and instructions, slightly foxed; also £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
Hemline marker gauge
EF114 Hemline marker gauge in packet; £2.50
Delightful printed metal needle case
EF157 Delightful printed metal needle case - I have had this for ages but it's hard to photograph! £10
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

Bead Loom
EF179 Bead Loom; £5
Bead Loom
Box for the above..
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, 4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137