An Important Announcement from Annette:  On December 26, 2022, a water line burst in the upstairs of the building which houses The Woolen Needle.  There is some structural repair of the building underway.  We have closed our in-store shopping for a short time until these repairs can be completed.  We will continue to operate our online store and keep you all informed when we re-open the shop.  If you would like to receive email updates regarding the repair process, as well as new products we are offering, please sign up for our newsletter below.  Also, our Hello Spring Stitch-a-Long is still underway and on schedule.  We hope you join us!  Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this time.  We appreciate our loyal customers so much and are very thankful for you.  We hope to have our doors open again soon!

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 Spring Stitch-A-Long

We are so excited to begin our Hello Spring Stitch-A-Long and we would love to have you join us!  This is a NEW spring design, a 42″ x 52″ quilt, using wool applique on cotton homespun.  It is a short time commitment, just three months!  But at the end of three months, we will complete the quilt and it will be ready to display for spring!  This is not a mystery quilt.   However, we will be stitching right along with you.  The blocks will be revealed and photos will be shared, along the way.  Photos and information will be posted on our Facebook page, as well as on the Facebook Group, “Threads of Folkart”.  You can request to join this group on Facebook.  Be sure to answer the security question in order to be “approved”.  This stitch-a-long includes the patterns, instructions, wool, and cotton homespun to complete seven blocks in various sizes, as well as a few pieced blocks, two borders, and binding cotton.  Shipments will be sent monthly (for three months), providing the items you need to stitch-a-long with us.  Sign up is available now through March 10, 2023.   The first shipment will go out on January 13, 2023 (for pre-orders), or when you place your order (if after January 13, 2023), and monthly following your sign up date.  Click the words, “Hello Spring Stitch-A-Long”, to see more details.  We would love to have you join us and stitch into the new year together!

Hello Spring Stitch-A-Long

$60.00 / month for 3 months

Hello Spring Stitch-A-Long – 42″ x 52″ designed by The Woolen Needle

  • Stitch-a-Long begins January 13, 2023
  • Sign up is available through March 10, 2023
  • $60 each month for three months

Follow us on Facebook AND join the “Threads of Folkart” Facebook Group for tips, support, and community sharing during this stitch-a-long.

We offer a thread kit, which includes 13 Eleganza perle cotton threads.  Add the Hello Spring Stitch-a-Long Thread Kit to your cart.

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)

 

***Other helpful items:

Featured Kits

Welcome Spring

$2.75$69.00

“Welcome Spring” -16 x 30 1/2

Options:

  • 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

$2.75$64.95

“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.

Welcome Home

$5.50$61.90

Welcome Home – 16 x 29

Pattern only – $10
Kit/Pattern Combo – $61.90
Thread Used:

Black Perle Cotton – size 8

Red Perle Cotton – size 8 (pineapple accent stitches)

Be Mine

$4.00$26.50

Be Mine – 11 ½”  – by The Woolen Needle

This scalloped mat features five red hearts and a touch of bling with small silver beads around the edge.  The kit/pattern combo includes the pattern, a pre-cut scalloped piece of wool, wool for the hearts and center background, cotton backing, and the beads.  Threads sold separately.

Pattern Only

Kit/Pattern Combo

Threads Used:  Eleganza variegated pearl cotton in red and ivory (EZM 1009 and EZM 1011)

 

Group Projects

Woolie Christmas Gnomes Stich-A-Long

Woolie Christmas Gnomes

$4.00$24.00

Woolie Christmas Gnomes – Mystery Stitch-A-Long

Join us for this mystery stitch-a-long!  Event runs September 12 – December 12, 2022.  The pattern for our project will be available as a FREE DOWNLOAD from October 3 – 9, 2022. You may pre-order kits, patterns, and thread kits.  We will ship orders beginning October 1, 2022.  You might like to join the Woolie Friends Facebook Group for event news, share photos, how-to videos, and more.  Be sure to check out the video posted below where Annette shares her tips for assembling and stitching the Christmas Gnome block.

Kit & Pattern Combo – includes wool, cotton, and pattern for project

Kit Only – includes wool and cotton for project

Pattern Only

Thread Kit – includes Eleganza Threads 05, 06,1009, and 1083.

If you need all four threads for this kit, order the thread kit.  The threads are also available individually in the drop down menu in case you already have some of them.

We find the Appli-Fuse Mats very helpful to applique wool pieces.  Check out our Appli-Fuse Mat for ordering information.  We also love the Famore Scissors to cut wool, as well as a chalk marker to mark the wool.

This pattern can also be used to make the gnome and holly into ornaments as shown in the photo and displayed on the green baskets.

My Blue Door Wool Applique

My Blue Door

$2.75$24.50

My Blue Door

~Part of the Front Porch Holidays stitch-a-long with the Wooly Block Adventure~

Join us for this stitch-a-long!  The event runs October 1 – November 30, 2022.  You may order kits, patterns, and thread kits at any time.  You might like to join the Wooly Block Adventure Facebook Group for event news, share photos, watch how-to videos, and more.  Check out the video below where Annette shares her tips for assembling the My Blue Door block using an Appli-Fuse Mat.

Kit & Pattern Combo – includes wool, cotton, and pattern for project

Kit Only – includes wool and cotton for project

Pattern Only

Thread Kit – includes Eleganza Threads 05 and1094, and Valdani O578 (size 12)

If you need all three of the threads for this kit, order the thread kit.  The threads are also available individually in the drop down menu in case you already have some of them.  We like to use Clover Gold Eye Chenille Needles and Heat N Bond Lite with our wool applique projects.  They are both available in the drop down menu.

We find the Appli-Fuse Mats very helpful to applique wool pieces.  Check out our Appli-Fuse Mat for ordering information.  We also love the Famore Scissors to cut wool, as well as a chalk marker to mark the wool.

 

 

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!