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.

Dancing Tulips

Dancing Tulips


Currently accepting pre-orders!

2024 Dancing Tulips Mystery Stitch A Long  –  12″ block  designed by The Woolen Needle

This fun wool applique block is the 11th block in the 12 block project designed by the Woolie Friends group of very talented designers.

Event runs

February 12th – May 13th 2024

Free Download Pattern Available April 22th – April 28th, 2024

Kit & Pattern Combo includes wool, cotton, and Free pattern

Pattern sold separately

Thread Kit, or Threads sold separately

Border Kits are available – Border kits include fabric for a border, backing, and binding to finish the block as a stand alone project

The Wooden Magnetic Hanger,  is available for purchase.
12″ Quilt Hanger is available for purchase.

 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

Poinsettia Runner


Poinsettia Runner — 14″ X 31″ by The Woolen Needle
This simple wool poinsettia runner is the perfect winter accent for a table that has ample space to feature your favorite centerpiece.

Pattern Only

Kit only — $45.50 (kit does NOT include pattern)

Pattern Download

Thread Used:
Valdani O78 – size 8 variegated perle cotton

Valdani O575 – size 12 variegated perle cotton

Valdani O524 – size 12 variegated perle cotton

Holly Berry Mini Box Top

Holly Berry Mini Box Top


“Holly Berry Mini Box Top” – 3 ½” in diameter, by The Woolen Needle


  • Pattern only
  • Kit/Pattern/Box Combo (includes pattern, wool, round box, and cotton)
  • Mini Round Wooden Box (3 ½” x 3″)
  • Threads used:  Eleganza perle cotton 1008, 1009, and 904.

We used Aleene’s Tacky Glue to attach the Holly Berry Box Top to the mini round wooden box.

Merry Manor


Merry Manor – 60″ X 77″

by The Woolen Needle

Our Merry Manor is a simple scrappy strip quilt.  It feature fabrics from Moda’s Merry Manor Metallic fabric line. These red, white, green, and black colored fabrics include a variety of traditional Christmas prints, including poinsettias, candy canes, holly, swirls, and snowflakes.  There is even a touch of metallic in these fabrics.  This is a quick and easy quilt to make for someone special for Christmas.  Kits include fabric for quilt top and binding.

Pattern Only – $10

Kit Only – $92.50 (does NOT include the pattern)

Coordinating Cotton Backing Fabric – $48



Winter Pines


Winter Pines – 16″ X 25 1/2″ by The Woolen Needle

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

Threads Used:

  • Variegated cream perle cotton (Valdani O545)
  • Variegated grey perle cotton (Valdani O126)
  • Variegated dark blue/green perle cotton (Valdani M91)

10 Step Stocking


by The Woolen Needle
10″ X 18″ – This fun and easy stocking goes together quickly. If you want to make it even faster, simply use a favorite fat quarter for the front instead of the pieced strips. Easy to personalize with a name on the top cuff.
Pattern Only – $10


Honor Christmas by Maggie Bonanomi wall hanging

Honor Christmas


Honor Christmas by Maggie Bonanomi

Using Maggie Bonanomi’s design and our wool and cotton, we have made kits for “Honor Christmas”, a delightful Christmas season design.  This 16″ x 26″ design would make a beautiful centerpiece runner or wall hanging.  The kit/pattern combo includes the pattern, wool, and cotton backing and binding.  Thread is sold separately.

  • Kit/Pattern Combo
  • Perle Cotton Thread used:  Eleganza O5

We like to use Heat n Bond Lite with our projects. We also like to use the Gold Eye Chenille Needles No. 24.  If you need Heat n Bond Lite or needles, they are available in the drop down menu below.

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!