I am going to be taking a break for a couple of weeks from 20 June so orders received by
Monday, 10 June will be made up and sent out before I leave
I will be back sewing on 12 July so any orders received while I'm away will be worked on from then.
I will be off the grid for most of my time away so will answer any messages/emails/questions upon my return.
Thank you for your understanding.

Frequently asked questions

At Hurlestone I want to be as helpful as possible to my customers, so my FAQs provide information to make your purchasing decisions easier

Terms & conditions

For more detailed information please read through my Terms and Conditions.

Customs duty/taxes/collection & delivery fees in your country

All prices do not include any customs import duty or customs import tax or any additional importation, delivery or collection fees that may apply to the country or location of importation. Any such customs import duty or customs import tax or any additional importation, delivery or collection fees that may be charged is the responsibility of the customer.

I cannot send items as gifts or alter the value of purchases to help customers avoid customs charges.

Outer fabric & velvet lining options

Check out fabric options for your pen pouch, pen roll or notebook cover HERE

Check out velvet options for your pen pillow or lining of your pouch, pen roll or notebook cover HERE

When you order you can let me know your choice(s) in the delivery notes area or send me an email. If you're still not sure and need some advice please email me at hurlestone@yahoo.com and I will do my best to help you decide.

If you have a question about pattern size or suitability of a fabric for a particular item please get in touch with me.

Can I request a customisation?*

Yes, you can. If you want a different colour velvet to line your pouch just let me know when you order.

If you want to customise* one of my products please contact me via the site email hurlestone@yahoo.com to discuss your requirements.

*some customisations may incur an extra cost

What currency does your shop use?

All prices and postage is in New Zealand Dollars (NZD) NZ$. You can use a currency calculator online to estimate the cost of your items in your currency.

What are the payment options?

I accept payments via Stripe (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), and PayPal.

Payments are processed via Stripe's secure payments gateway system to ensure high levels of payment security and are subject to Stripe's terms and conditions. Click the following link for Stripe's terms and conditions:


Payments are processed via PayPal's secure payments gateway system to ensure high levels of payment security and are subject to PayPal's terms and conditions. Click the following link for PayPal's terms and conditions:


What are the delivery options?

The cost of shipping includes all applicable insurance, packaging and postage costs for a single item. A small charge may be added for additional items ordered to cover costs. All shipping costs are in New Zealand dollars (NZD). Costs for domestic (New Zealand) shipping includes GST.

The shipping rates apply to personal orders up to a maximum package weight of 400g. If you have special requirements for the delivery of your order or wish to submit a large quantity order please contact me at hurlestone@yahoo.com to discuss options. Other shipping options or those for larger orders are likely to incur further cost.

If you are placing a high value order it is recommended to select the Courier option. If you are unsure about the cost of delivery please contact me at hurlestone@yahoo.com.

There is no extra charge for Rural Delivery however, please allow a few extra days for your parcel to arrive.

I ship to street or business physical addresses only - unless by prior arrangement.

As soon as your order is processed I will pack and ship it. I know you don't like to wait too long so we try to get your order processed and on its way within 5 to 10 business days. If there is likely to be a significant delay in processing your order I will let you know. You order will only be processed once the full amount due is paid and it is accepted.

If your order is shipped using a tracked option or courier we will send you the tracking information upon dispatch. Tracking is provided unless this service is not available. Courier option is not available for some countries.

Domestic (New Zealand) shipping options
All domestic shipping is sent using tracked services from Rangiora. A tracking link is sent as soon as your parcel is ready to go.

  • $8.00 Courier no signature anywhere in New Zealand.

  • Free pickup Rangiora only.


  • $18.00 Air Post tracked anywhere in Australia.

  • $38.00 Courier no signature anywhere in Australia.

Please refer to the following link for more details on New Zealand deliveries: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/sending-within-n...

shipping options
I ship internationally. If your country is not listed when you order please contact me.  

  • From $33.00 Air Post tracked.

  • From $63.00 Courier no signature.

  • Fed-Ex - please contact me

Please refer to the following link for more details: https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/sending-internat.  Delivery availability to countries may change at any time.

I can offer Fed-Ex delivery by request. This is a more expensive option from New Zealand to your location but in some circumstances it may be the best option for you. If you would like to upgrade to Fed-Ex delivery please email me.

What happens if my order does not arrive?

If your order does not arrive within a reasonable period of time based on the information above please contact me. 

For the majority of countries, packages are sent via tracked air post or courier (if selected) so in the event of your package failing to arrive within a reasonable time frame, I will be able to investigate it for you.

If you are concerned that your package may not arrive at its destination I recommend you choose the Courier option at checkout.

What is your return policy?

If there is a problem with something you bought from me please let me know by completing our Contact Form or emailing me directly at hurlestone@yahoo.com outlining the problem and I will investigate it for you.

I do not have to provide a refund, repair, or replacement if:

  • You have changed your mind about a purchase.

  • You cause the problem either by accident or on purpose.

  • You do not follow the advice about the product's use or care.

  • You go to someone else for repairs before coming to me.

If the goods are faulty I will meet my obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act (1993) of New Zealand to provide a remedy.

Whether this is a refund, repair, or replacement depends on how bad the problem is and whether a fault can be repaired, or if a replacement is available.

Faulty item returns must be sent back to me within 7 days of receipt for New Zealand orders and within 10 days of receipt for International orders.

Return faulty items in a manner of delivery that can be traced to Hurlestone, 54 Kensington Avenue, Rangiora, 7400, New Zealand, and send me an email at hurlestone@yahoo.com advising me of the following:

  • Your name.

  • Your address.

  • Your preferred contact telephone/mobile number.

  • Your email.

  • Your desired remedy (refund, repair, or replacement).

  • Your description of the fault.

Purchase handling, postage, packaging, and delivery costs are non-refundable and return shipping and shipping costs are the customer's responsibility. Return delivery of a faulty item remains the responsibility of the customer until it reaches Hurlestone.

How is my purchase packaged?

Your purchase is wrapped and securely packaged. I use New Zealand made packaging where I can and try to be as considerate to the environment as possible.

Currently I use cardboard boxes that are robust and designed for posting, pop starch as protective fill, and tissue paper to wrap your items:

  • The cardboard boxes are New Zealand made and are recyclable. 

  • The pop starch protective fill is New Zealand made and environmentally friendly. It is made from sustainable renewable materials and is 100% compostable and biodegradable. It can be dissolved in water or thrown out on the grass to biodegrade over a short period of time. It is not harmful to animals, bird life, and is non-toxic in the marine environment. It can be reused and recycled through the same waste stream as paper and cardboard.

  • The tissue paper is reusable and recyclable.

  • The packing tape, stickers, and ribbon are not currently recyclable in New Zealand.

Can I buy a gift card?

Hurlestone does not offer gift cards.

Are the colours of the items on the website correct?

As a small business I take all my own photographs using natural light and will sometimes alter the brightness to try to give a more realistic view of the product/fabric colours. While I try to ensure the colours of the items are correct, I cannot guarantee colour correctness in relation to the screen type, browser, or software you are using.

Can you clip pens to the pen pouches?

Yes - If you like use your pen clips when storing your pens you can do this with any of my pen pouches.

Can I buy the pens and inks shown in the photos?

The pens and inks are from my own collection and are used to showcase the products only. They are not for sale or included with the products when you purchase them.


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