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.

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 Featured Quilts

Cottage Blooms

$4.00$159.50

Options:

  • Pattern only
  • Kit  (does not include pattern)
  • Eleganza Perle Cotton:   1083 – ocean, 1008 – dark pine, 406 – grape jelly, 2232 – earthy brown
  • Coordinating backing
  • Pattern Download

Fabrics used in this quilt are from the Cottage Cloth fabric collection

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Autumn Paths King Sized Quilt

Autumn Paths

$10.00$252.00

Autumn Paths

Finished Quilt: 103″ x 103″

Options:

  • 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.

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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

Robin

$4.00$26.50

Robin – 11 ½”  – by The Woolen Needle

This scalloped mat features a robin, branches, and flowers.  We have used beautiful Eleganza threads for the stitching.  The breast of the robin is stitched with variegated harvest colors to look like feathers.  The kit/pattern combo includes the pattern, a pre-cut circle and scalloped pieces of wool, wool for the robin, flowers, leaves, as well as the cotton backing.  Threads sold separately.

Pattern Only

Kit/Pattern Combo

Threads Used:  Eleganza pearl cotton in Harvest (EZM 1007), Honey Cake (EZ 212), Rich Soil (EZ07), and Licorice (EZ05), and and Valdani variegated pearl cotton in Tea Dyed Stone (O178).

 

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Goldfinch

$4.00$26.50

Goldfinch – 11 ½”  – by The Woolen Needle

This scalloped mat features a cute little goldfinch, sitting on some thistles.  The kit/pattern combo includes the pattern, a pre-cut scalloped piece of wool, wool for the goldfinch, thistles, and pre-cut center background circle, and the cotton backing.  Threads sold separately.

Kit/Pattern Combo

Threads Used:  Eleganza variegated pearl cotton in lemongrass (EZ32), seagrass (EZ33), wisteria (1001), polished amber (420), rich soil (EZ07), and chiseled slate (EZ04).

 

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Hummingbird

$4.00$20.50

Hummingbird – 11 ½”  – by The Woolen Needle

This scalloped mat features a hummingbird and flowers.  The beautiful iridescent threads on the hummingbird make the wings stand out in a unique way and the small seed beads around the edge of the mat add just a touch of subtle bling.  The kit includes wool for the scallop, hummingbird, flower, and leaves, and center background, cotton backing, and the beads.  Pattern & Threads sold separately.

Pattern Only

Kit Only

Threads Used:  Eleganza variegated pearl cotton in Ocean and War Paint (EZM 1084 and 608 or Valdani O775) and Valdani variegated pearl cotton in Tea Dyed Stone (O178).

 

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Cardinal

$4.00$16.50

Cardinal – 11 ½”  – by The Woolen Needle

This scalloped mat features a cardinal sitting on a branch in a tree on an overcast wintery day.  The pop of the brilliant red colored cardinal brings us some cheer to the cold snowy days of winter.  The kit includes the wool for the scallop, cardinal, branches, and center background, and cotton backing.  Pattern & Threads sold separately.

Pattern Only

Kit Only

Threads Used:  Eleganza Pearl Cotton 1009, 1013, 04, and Black.

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Sitting Pretty

$4.00$21.50

Options:

  • Pattern Only
  • Kit/Pattern Combo (includes the pattern, wool, and cotton backing)
  • Eleganza Perle Cotton Threads Used:  1014, 1083, and 2233.

Our Rectangle Wooden Boxes are available HERE.

 

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Sheep & Willow Runner

$2.75$39.95

Sheep & Willow Runner by The Woolen Needle

Our original “Sheep & Willow” was so popular that we decided to design it into a runner.  “Sheep & Willow Runner” measures 17″ x 35″ and features a willow tree and sheep in the grass on each side of the runner.  They are surrounded by flowers.  Our kit/pattern combo includes the wool for the design, wool background, and wool backing.  The threads we used are listed below.  They can be purchased individually in the drop down menu.  We use Heat N Bond Lite for our projects and Gold Eye Chenille Needles to stitch.  They are also available in the drop down menu below if you are in need of these items.

Options:

Pattern Only

Kit Only (does NOT include the pattern)

Threads Used:  Valdani O571 (or O505), Valdani O575 (or P2), Valdani P8 (or H204), and Valdani O501 (or P11)

We also have “Sheep & Willow” available as a smaller mat that can be used as a wooden box topper.  If you would like to see it, click this link:  https://thewoolenneedle.com/product/sheep-willow/

 

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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!