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.

Hello Summer Stitch-A-Long

$60.00 / month for 3 months

Hello Summer Stitch-A-Long – 40″ x 50″ designed by The Woolen Needle

  • Enjoy a 3-month Hello Summer Stitch-a-Long
  • $60 each month for three months

Follow us on Facebook AND join the “Threads of Folkart” Facebook Group for tips, support, and community sharing.  Check out our helpful videos on YouTube.

We used perle cotton threads in The Woolen Needle Primitive Collection Thread Set for this quilt, as well as Eleganza 33, 1008, and 2233.  To purchase these threads, add The Woolen Needle Primitive Collection Thread Set, Eleganza 33, Eleganza 1008, and Eleganza 2233 to your cart.

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NEW Hello Summer Stitch-A-Long

A NEW Hello Summer Stitch-a-Long will begin the week of April 10, 2023!  We invite you to join us for this fun stitch-a-long.  Hello Summer is a 40″ x 50″ quilt, using wool applique on cotton homespun.  The project consists of seven wool applique blocks with embroidery stitching, as well as a few pieced blocks, all in various sizes.  Project includes two borders and binding cotton, for a complete quilt top.  Instructions and patterns are included and shipping is free.  Be sure to join the Threads of Folkart Facebook group for encouragement and information.  More information can also be found by clicking “Hello Summer Stitch-A-Long”.

Hello Spring Stitch-A-Long

Our Hello Spring Stitch-a-Long went so well, that we are now offering it as a stitch-a-long OR as a complete kit.  We are happy to be able to offer both options.  We also have individual block patterns available to purchase.  We are offering a pattern bundle, which includes all seven patterns at a discount.  Pattern downloads are an option as well.  If you are needing threads or other items for the stitch-a-long, they can still be purchased by clicking on Hello Spring Quilt.  Thank you to all who joined us and continue to stitch with us.  We appreciate you!

Hello Spring Quilt


Hello Spring Quilt – designed by The Woolen Needle

  • Hello Spring is a 40″ x 50″ quilt, using wool applique on cotton homespun.
  • Consists of seven wool applique blocks with embroidery stitching, as well as a few pieced blocks, all in various sizes.  Project includes two borders and binding cotton for a complete quilt top.

Purchasing Options:

  • Kit/Pattern Combo (includes all 7 patterns, butterfly charm, cotton, and wool to complete the quilt top)
  • Hello Spring Thread Kit (includes 13 Eleganza perle cotton threads used in the quilt)
  • Pattern Bundle (includes all 7 patterns at a discount)
  • Birdhouse Pattern Only
  • Spring Nest Pattern Only (includes bird nest block and pinwheels instructions)
  • “Hello Spring” Words Pattern Only (includes “Hello Spring” words, star block, and border instructions)
  • Carrots Pattern Only (includes carrots block and wool pennies instructions)
  • Eggs Pattern Only (includes eggs and half-square triangle instructions)
  • Bunny Pattern Only
  • Boot Pattern Only (includes boot block and checkerboard block instructions)
  • Hello Spring Pattern Downloads are available by clicking HERE.
  • To sign up for the Hello Spring Stitch-a-Long, click HERE.

To purchase the Eleganza Perle Cotton threads individually, the threads include: 02, 05, 06, 32, 33212, 406, 410, 414, 502, 722, 810, and 2134 (OR 04)


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Featured Kits

Welcome Spring


“Welcome Spring” -16 x 30 1/2


  • Pattern Only
  • Kit Only (does NOT include pattern)  Please Note:  Our new kits have a background wool that is slightly warmer in color than the picture shown here.
  • Threads Used:  Size 8 Valdani perle cotton:  H204, M81, O31, O86, O120, O178, O196, O519

If you like our ” Welcome Spring”, you may also like to view “Welcome Autumn” Welcome Winter”“Welcome Summer”, and “Welcome Home”.

Welcome Summer Woolen Number Design

Welcome Summer


“Welcome Summer” – 16″ x 32″ by The Woolen Needle

Wool applique door hanger featuring flowers and a birdhouse, designed by The Woolen Needle.  The kit includes all of the wool to complete this wall hanging, as well as the cotton backing.

Pattern only
Kit only (does NOT include the pattern)

Eleganza Perle Cotton Threads Used: EZ07 (rich soil), EZM1008 (dark pine), EZM1100 (sweet baby), EZ33 (seagrass),, and EZM1088 (ranges)

You will need 2 1/2 yards of paper backed fusible to complete this project.  We like to use Heat n Bond Lite.  It is available in the drop down menu below if you need this item.  We also like to use the Gold Eye Chenille Needles No. 24.  If you need needles, they are available in the drop down menu as well.

autumn wool applique wall hanging

Welcome Autumn


“Welcome Autumn” – 17″ x 32″ by The Woolen Needle


  • Pattern only
  • Kit only (does NOT include the pattern)
  • Threads used:  Valdani perle cotton M90, P9, O531 (or O501)

If you like our ” Welcome Autumn”, you may also like to view “Welcome Winter”“Welcome Spring”, “Welcome Summer”, and “Welcome Home”.

*Note:  The background wool on our new kits have been changed to a similar light/neutral colored wool than what is shown in the picture.

Welcome Home


Welcome Home – 16 x 29 by The Woolen Needle


  • Pattern only – $10
  • Kit/Pattern Combo – $61.90
  • Thread Used:  Black Perle Cotton – size 8, Red Perle Cotton – size 8 (pineapple accent stitches)

Heritage Lone Star


Heritage Lone Star
Finished size 78″ x 78″

The kit pattern combo includes the pattern and fabric to make this beautiful version of the Lone Star.

Kit Pattern Combo – $127.95

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!