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. The “Hookers” on the corner are looking forward to helping you make your next treasured keepsake.
An important note to our many valued customers…
In the same way Woolen Needle celebrates the traditional hand-work we all love, we cherish the very heart of home and family. As a small business, staffed by a limited number of people, we often balance shop and family priorities. When faced with a conflict, Woolen Needle consistently honors family needs.
In the last 8 years, we have only closed once during our standard business hours. We recognize that this can be frustrating and disappointing. While we are here 99.9% of the time, you are welcome to call (319-668-2642) before visiting the shop to make sure we’ll be here when you are because we would hate for you to be disappointed. We hope that over time, you’ll become part of our extended family who’ve come to understand and share our priorities.
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.