Scrimshaw Embroidery Ruler and Winder - Custom Design Available

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Preparation takes 1-2 weeks
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Made in Williamsburg, Massachusetts

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"Upcycled" alternative ivory piano key tops re-purposed into a five inch ruler and a winder for your favorite thread. An area on the end of the ruler can be embellished with a pattern of your choice, and the winder has an area for a similar pattern (pictures show a Tudor rose design on the winder). Start a conversation in Etsy, I've been working with a wonderful person over the past several weeks to bring this to market. For customized patterns and designs, please give me up to two weeks to work with you, so you get what you'd like. Price is for traditional black and white, an additional charge will need to be negotiated for color work, since it can take up to four times the work for intricate color designs. All scrimshaw is done by me, and the finished product will have three coats of archival wax overpolished to protect your thread from staining. Order is for one ruler and one winder set.

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The pieces are beautiful and special. They arrived faster than expected. Would order them as special gifts for stitching friends
6 days ago by Lenore W. May
Andrew worked really hard to get these to match my idea. I am really pleased with the result and would recommend him for these embroiders' items.
Apr 30, 2018 by Lesley

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Preparation takes 1-2 weeks
Arrives from the United States
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