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Monday, May 27

Beautiful Vintage Stiletto

Beautiful vintage Stiletto.

A Stiletto is used to  pierce the fabric when embroidering eyelets.

This design has a patent circa 1909.
The mechanism you see on this stiletto was designed to help you control the size of the eyelet by keeping the depth consistent throughout your project.  You can adjust the mechanism up and down.

A rubber knitting needle tip is used to cap the point of the stiletto.
What a nifty idea to keep the point safe (as well as the stitcher who is toting it around in her sewing bag!).

The handle is Sterling Silver.

I love to make eyelets using stilettos and I treasure this vintage needlework tool which is both useful and beautiful.

The lady who gave it to me is beautiful too!

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