LAYING TOOLS & STILETTOS

I offer the following laying tools:

Awl - Stitching and goldwork tool

Best Laying Tool - Shay Pendrays laying tool - Takaburi Needle

Brass Stiletto - Stitching and goldwork tool

Mellor - For aligning couched metal threads

Stiletto (Bone Handle) - Stitching and goldwork tool

Stiletto (Ebony Handle) - Stitching and goldwork tool

Stiletto (Rosewood) - Stitching and goldwork tool

Takaburi Style Needle - Laying tool

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AWL

Comfortable to hold wooden handle with tapered steel awl is a heavy duty tool for enlarging holes in the ground fabric so that the ends of embroidery threads can be easily taken to the back of the work i.e. plunging the ends of metal threads to the back of the fabric in Goldwork embroidery.

The awl is also useful for enlarging holes in canvas when working eyelets.

AWL DETAILS

  • Wood Handle: 3 1/4 inches (8 1/2 cm) Long

  • Tapered Steel Awl : 3 1/4 inches (8 1/2 cm) Long

AWL COST

Awl: $12.95 Canadian Dollars

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Shay Pendrays Best Laying Tool

The Best Laying Tool (BLT) was first created by Shay Pendray, well-known canvas work designer and teacher. The BLT has a very fine point and a four-sided handled, which keeps it from rolling in your hand. Beautiful and functional! The BLT comes with a clear plastic case.

The BLT is very similar to the Takaburi Needle but with a nicer polished finish.

BLT SIZE

  • Length of stainless steel needle: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/2 cm)

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Brass Stiletto

A stiletto is used to enlarge holes in the ground fabric of the embroidery to enable the sewing needle to pass through the fabric easier. It is also used to enlarge holes in the ground fabric so that the ends of embroidery threads can be easily taken to the back of the work i.e. plunging the ends of metal threads to the back of the fabric in Goldwork embroidery.

The stiletto is also useful for enlarging holes in canvas when working eyelets.

The stiletto can also be used as a laying tool.

The brass stiletto has its own brass cover to protect the point.

SIZE

  • Length of stiletto with cover: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/2 cm)

COST

Brass Stiletto: $29.95 Canadian Dollars

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Mellor

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MELLOR

Made in Great Britain

The Mellor also known as a Mellore is a professional metal thread embroiderer's tool for turning metal thread at angles. The smaller, sharper end can be used as a stiletto to widen a hole in the ground fabric to plunge a heavy twisted cord or metal thread to the back. The round end is used to nudge and push metal threads into position and is gentler on the metal threads than using tweezers as the mellor has been polished and has smooth rounded edges.

MELLOR SIZE

Length: 2 7/8 inches (7 1/2 cm)   Width: 1/2 inch (1 1/4 cm)

MELLOR COST

Mellor: $24.95 Canadian Dollars

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Stiletto

Bone Handle

Ebony Handle

A stiletto is used to enlarge holes in the ground fabric of the embroidery to enable the sewing needle to pass through the fabric easier. It is also used to enlarge holes in the ground fabric so that the ends of embroidery threads can be easily taken to the back of the work i.e. plunging the ends of metal threads to the back of the fabric in Goldwork embroidery.

The stiletto is also useful for enlarging holes in canvas when working eyelets.

The stiletto can also be used as a laying tool.

STILETTO DETAILS

  • The stiletto has a hardened sharp steel point with a bone or ebony handle.

  • Length of steel point: 1 1/2 inches (4 cm)

  • Length of handle: 2 inches (5 cm)

STILETTO COST

Stiletto: $11.95 Canadian Dollars

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ROSEWOOD STILETTO

The beautiful 6 inch rosewood stiletto has a smooth shaft and a strong sharp point.

A stiletto is used to enlarge holes in the ground fabric of the embroidery to enable the sewing needle to pass through the fabric easier. It is also used to enlarge holes in the ground fabric so that the ends of embroidery threads can be easily taken to the back of the work i.e. plunging the ends of metal threads to the back of the fabric in Goldwork embroidery.

The stiletto can also be used as a laying tool.

STILETTO DETAILS

  • The stiletto is made out of dark brown Rosewood and is smooth with a sharp point.

  • Length of stiletto: 6 inches (15 cm)

STILETTO COST

5 nch Rosewood Stiletto: $11.95 Canadian Dollars

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Takaburi Style Needle

A 4-sided slender handled, sharp pointed tool used for aligning threads when embroidering with untwisted threads as is common in Japanese embroidery techniques. For a more polished, nicely finished Takaburi Needle order Shay Pendrays Best Laying Tool

TAKABURI SIZE

  • Length of stainless steel needle: 5 3/4 inches (15 cm)

COST

Takaburi Style Needle: $5.00 Canadian Dollars

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