Welcome to The Woolen Needle

Welcome to our home away from home. The Woolen Needle specializes in hand-dyed wool and reproduction cotton. We offer kits for quilting, wool applique, rug hooking, and punch needle. One-on-one help is always available. Classes for beginning wool applique, quilting, rug hooking, and punch needle are scheduled at your convenience. Gather your friends and give us a call to book a date in our classroom for the class of your choice.  We invite you to shop the web-site, call or come and visit us in Williamsburg.

Snow on the Pines

 More Stitch-A-Longs & Block of the Month Program

Hello Fall Forever Thankful Stitch-A-Long

$60.00 / month for 3 months

Hello Fall – Forever Thankful Stitch-A-Long – 40″ x 50″ designed by The Woolen Needle

  • Enjoy a 3-month Forever Thankful Stitch-a-Long
  • $60 each month for three months

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We offer a thread kit, which includes five Eleganza perle cotton threads (1030, 1083, 1094, 2232, & large spool of 2233).  If you need all five threads, add the Hello Fall – Forever Thankful Thread Kit to your cart.  Threads can also be purchased individually for those who already have some of these threads.

***More photos coming soon!!!***

***Other helpful items:

Vintage Sampler Block of the Month

$42.00 / month for 9 months

Vintage Sampler Block of the Month – 95″ x 95″ designed by Nancy Rink

  • 9-Month Block of the Month Program
  • $42 each month for nine months
  • Free Shipping
  • Features Vintage Charm, the 35th Anniversary Fabric Collection, by Judie Rothermel
  • The Vintage Sampler pattern, by Nancy Rink, is included in the first shipment with the BOM purchase.

Love the Vintage Sampler quilt, but not ready to commit to the BOM?  The Vintage Sampler Pattern is also available separately, apart from the BOM program.  Click HERE to purchase the pattern only option.

We also offer the Vintage Sampler Quilt as a complete kit/pattern combo.  Click HERE to view the kit/pattern combo.

Featured Kits

Fall Memories


Fall Memories – 14″ X 32″ by The Woolen Needle
Pattern includes two options. Kit includes enough wool and backing to make either option.

Pattern (sold separately)
Kit Only (kit does NOT include pattern or thread)

Threads Used:

Variegated green perle cotton (Valdani P2)
Variegated gold perle cotton (Valdani P5)
Variegated orange perle cotton (Valdani O510)
Variegated brown perle cotton (Valdani M90)
Variegated light perle cotton (Valdani O178)

Pumpkin Harvest


“Pumpkin Harvest” – 31″ x 12″

Pattern (sold separately)
Kit (kit does NOT include pattern)

Kit will make either the double ended mat OR the horizontal mat.

Threads Used:

Valdani O547

Eleganza 2232

Wool Sunflower Table Runner

Simply Sunflowers


Simply Sunflowers — 12″ X 30″ by The Woolen Needle
This wool sunflower table runner is the perfect accent for summer & fall and has ample space to feature your favorite centerpiece.


  • Pattern Only
  • Kit Only (does NOT include pattern)

Thread Used:
Valdani P9 – size 8 variegated perle cotton  (If this thread is out of stock, Eleganza 2232, is an excellent substitute)

Autumn Woods



  • Pattern Only – $10
  • Kit Only (includes cotton for quilt top and binding) – $61
  • Coordinating Cotton Backing – $37.50

Fabrics used in this quilt kit are from the Autumn Woods fabric collection by Andover.

Redwood Charm



  • Pattern Only – $10
  • Kit Only (includes wool, cotton for quilt top and binding) – $104
  • Coordinating Cotton Backing – $46.87

Threads Used:  Eleganza O5, 2232, and 2233

*** A Tri Recs Ruler is very helpful in constructing this quilt***

Fabrics used in this quilt kit are from the Redwood Cupboard fabric collection by Pam Buda for Marcus.

Autumn Paths King Sized Quilt

Autumn Paths



  • Kit/Pattern Combo (includes the pattern, cotton for quilt top and binding) – $252
  • Pattern Only – $10
  • Coordinating Cotton Backing – $115.62

Fabrics used in this quilt kit are from the Adamstown fabric collection by Jo Morton for Moda.

The Woolen Needle was featured in the Fall 2010 issue of “Quilt Sampler” magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens. Our “Bountiful Harvest” pattern was featured with the article. Please visit the Fall 2010 Quilt Sampler Project page for ordering details.

A Note from Annette…

Stitching takes me to my happy place! And I think about all the friends I have made over the past number of years. I look at these friendships as pieces of my Life Quilt. The goal at The Woolen Needle is to continue to inspire and share creativity with everyone who visits the website or walks through our door.  I would love to have you join us!