This chic, black and silver laying tool for needlepoint will be a beautiful addition to your stitching bag and help perfect your stitches at the same time. But be advised that the end is sharpened to a point because I have crafted this lovely piece to be used primarily as a laying tool for needlepoint or sewing stiletto. If you would like one WITHOUT a sharp point, just contact me through Etsy. I'll be happy to make one for you. It can also be used as a shawl pin.
The laying tool is approximately 7.125 inches (18.1 cm), as shown in the photo, but each one may vary slightly. The color of the wood may also vary, but I do my best to keep them as close to the photographed one as possible.
The laying tool (also called a stiletto) is a basic in any needlepointer's tool set. It allows one to keep threads flat, untwisted, and separated producing a smooth, professional stitch. (see the last photo) It can also be used in cross stitch and other forms of needle work where multiple strands of thread, or threads that can become twisted, are used. I've added a little glamour and glitz to this needlework standard.
A stiletto can also make life much easier for quilters! Quilters and anyone who sews use stilettos to ease fabric through the presser foot and to keep from getting caught up in the feed dogs. It can also be used to push out corners in the corners of sewn items.
Shipments within the US are sent first class USPS with delivery confirmation. Your order will ship within 1-2 business days of payment, unless I notify you otherwise. Orders shipped within the USA may upgrade to Priority Mail shipping for an additional cost at checkout. If your order is being shipped to an address outside the USA, please contact me through Etsy before checkout if you wish to upgrade your shipping. The additional cost is determined at that time.
Please note that additional items are added to your order at a reduced shipping rate. This reduced rate for multiple items is not reflected until you add the item to your cart, at which time the shipping costs for the entire order are shown.
International orders are shipped via USPS First Class International Mail, which can take up to 2-3 weeks. Packages are occasionally delayed even longer by customs -- this does not happen often, but it can happen. Any VAT (Value Added Tax) customs fees, tarriffs, and/or duty, imposed by the country to which a package is shipped, is the responsibility of the buyer.
Shipping rates are automatically calculated based on weight and size for maximum accuracy. If there are any questions regarding shipping rates, please contact me through Etsy, prior to completing your order.
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For buyers within the United States ONLY, payment may be made by US Postal Service money order. The address to which you should send the money order is available at check out. Your order will be shipped once the MO has been verified and cashed. If the MO is not received within 10 business days of purchase, the sale will be cancelled and the item(s) returned to shop inventory. If the MO cannot be verified or cashed, the sale will be cancelled and the item(s) returned to shop inventory.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
In the unfortunate event that you are not entirely satisfied with your order, I will be happy to issue a refund for the purchase price, excluding Shipping.
Refunds or exchanges are gladly issued when requested within 14 days of delivery. Items must be returned unused and undamaged. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Remember, you must contact me through Etsy, with 14 days of delivery, and prior to returning the item, so that I'm aware of the return and the reason for the return. Refunds/exchanges are issued once the item has been received. You may wish to include delivery confirmation and insurance to protect your investment.
Custom orders may require a 50% deposit, which is non-refundable.
If an alteration to any ready to ship item is requested, a handling fee of $5.00 will apply. You may be billed via your PayPal email or request a special Etsy listing if you prefer to pay via Direct Checkout. The item will not be modified and shipped until this handling fee is paid.
Due to monitor calibration settings, colors may vary slightly. If you are purchasing an item based on color and have a question about it I can usually give a good approximation to a DMC embroidery floss color. Contact me through Etsy.
All my photographs and work in my shop are a copyright of Tommye J Bunce. Access to these or purchase of any item in my shop does not transfer reproduction rights. Contact me for permission to use the image.