Christine James is a Master Embroiderer, and her rates are astounding considering the quality of her work, and the fact that every order you place is a custom order only for you. See below for her extremely reasonable rates for either custom embroidery or bridal consultations regarding your wedding day:
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Samples: If you would like a sample swatch made of your pattern, design or colors, there is a minimum $25 charge. Price of the swatch will be refunded off any order over $400.
Terms: A 15 minute consultation is free! 50% non-refundable deposit upon placement of order, and 100% pre-payment for all materials, with a final payment due upon completion of the item. Receipts for material purchases are provided for your records. After the final payment is received and the check or money order clears the bank, the item will be sent via US mail with a signed postal receipt affixed to your package. Please note: The Needlewoman does not offer custom dress making or alteration services at this time. In addition, The Needlewoman does not offer custom corsets for sale - only the embellishment of corsets. Please see the Links page for Corset makers.
The Needlewoman does not have a wedding catalog.
Payment: Each order is payable via personal check or money order. Orders which are paid by personal check will be placed on hold for 10 days until the check clears. Once the check clears, Christine will begin work on your item.
Progress reports: Christine is pleased to contact you with reports as your order progresses. Her standard procedure is to inform the client about the stages of completion during 25%, 50%, 75% and final realization of the work via email or telephone.
Contract: For each custom order, there is a written contract (see below) which needs to be filled out and signed. Pending a signature and payment, the order will be held for a maximum of 30 days. After 30 days, the contract will be considered null and void, and any necessary items will be returned.
Contact Information: Since each order is unique, each chance to chat with you is an opportunity to turn your dreams into reality. Please feel free to use email or give Christine a telephone call to discuss an upcoming project.Name of Owner
For orders, please print out two copies of the agreement below and sign both copies.
Both copies are to be mailed or faxed to Christine, and she will sign and return one copy for your records.
If you are requesting a quote, simply call to chat with Christine.