Needlework Necessities 

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Fabric Covered Boxes! Perfect for storing your needlework supplies!

Very Primitive Stacking Fabric Boxes

Just prim enough! Perfectly aged time-worn fabric edges! Store buttons, lace, and all sorts of things!

Covered with Reproduction Antique Fabric

Set of 3 Graduated Sizes: 5" x 4", 4.5" x 3.5" & 3.75" x 3"

$29.95 for all 3!  While supplies last!

Available in your choice of : ROUND SET or SQUARE SET


Beehive Huswife Sewing Set

Each piece is hand turned of beautiful dark hardwood. The Beehive top opens to reveal a matching beehive thimble & double spool. Also inside is a place to store your pins & needles. The pin cushion is hand turned and has a lovely velvet pin cushion. The tape measure extends to 36" and has a turning center post to rewind the tape. Overall, the beehive huswife is about 3" tall by 2" wide.

Sold out until further notice...thank you for your orders.

           (See matching thimble case below.)

Acorn Thimble Case

with thimble

hand-turned hardwood

2 " x 1"

Sold Out


Beehive Thimble with Thimble Case

  • Expertly hand-turned hardwood

  • 2" x 1.5"

$49.95 set   Sold out. Thank you.


Primitive Bone Lucet


Rosewood Filgree Lucet

  • 7"l x  2" w

  • Beautiful Rosewood with laser cut filigree design

  • Sturdy construction, yet light & comfortable to hold

  • In our humble of the loveliest lucets we've ever seen! 

  • Learn a new craft!

$16.95 each

Click here to see the LUCET BRAIDING instructional book on our books page.


We also have a plain design wooden Lucet available.


The Needleworker's Carrier

  • Made with pride in the U.S.A. especially for Silent Stitches

  • 3 sections to keep you organized!

  • Sleek oval handle

  • Traditional Shaker Style

  • Size: 9.5" x 7" wide

  • Made from the finest quality select cherry wood with a hand-rubbed finish

  • There are other less expensive carriers being made elsewhere. They do not compare in quality, craftsmanship and materials.

  • If you want the very best.... here it is!

$86.95 each


Etc. Pin Cushion Pin Tray

  • Solid hardwood with mahogany finish

  • Removable foam insert, ready for you to design your 3.5" round pin cushion!

  • Idea: Cover the foam with your fabric or a cross-stitched design

  • Overall: Diameter 7.5"  Height 3/4"

  • See photo below for design ideas.


Small Round Pin Cushion

(Shown in the front-center of the photo.)

4 3/4" Round Overall. Design area: 3 3/4" Round

Includes: Foam topped cardboard for mounting your fabric/needlework.

Solid hardwood with mahogany finish


(Note: Shown completed with design for idea only. Design not included.)

Vintage Style Pin Cushion

Solid hardwood with mahogany finish

4 Bun Style Feet

Overall size: 4" x 3" x 2"  ~ Design Area: 2" x 3"

Includes: Foam topped cardboard for mounting your fabric/needlework.

Removable top lifts to reveal a secret storage compartment!



(Note: Shown completed with design for idea only. Design not included.)


Nostepinne Yarn Ball Winder

  • Lathe turned. Smooth rounded handle with a tapered end.

  • Solid Hardwood

  • Length 11"

  • Tool for winding a center-pull ball of yarn!

  • "Nostepinne" Scandinavian word meaning:"nest stick"


"Rufus Porter" Wooden Sewing Box

  • 8 3/4"l x 3 3/4"w x 2 1/2"h

  • Hand-painted "Rufus Porter" inspired scene

  • False Grain painted sides & bottom, black interior

  • Graceful curved sides...just lovely!

A great place to store your sewing/stitching essentials! Would also be a perfect desk accessory. Plenty of room for holding pens, pencils, paper clips, etc. Endless storage possibilities. Or...just display it & enjoy!

These are hand-painted designs will be like the photo above but may vary slightly.



There is a very informative article about Sewing Birds in the December 2012 issue of Early American Life magazine.

Sewing Bird

The sewing bird or sewing clamp was a popular sewing accessory in the late 19th Century. It was also known as a hemming clamp. The bird's beak opens to hold the fabric by depressing the tail.

This sewing bird is a replica of an elaborate design made for Marshall Field Company of Chicago in the 1890's.

Measurements approximately: 3" w x 4 1/2"


$28.95 each

Although functional, we recommend this item for decorative use.



Thread Cutter Pendant

by Clover Mfg.Co.

Perfect for traveling!  Great gift!

  • Made of Zinc with a Steel Cutting Blade

  • Safe to use! 

  • Threads can be cut using any of the 15 grooves

  • Can be worn as a pendant

  • Can be set in the top of a spool of thread

  • 1 "

Your Choice of:

Antiqued Gold-tone or Antiqued Silver-tone

$7.95 each



Clover Threader

For yarn or thread!

Approximately: 2.5" x 1"

Antique brass finish, quality construction.


Craft Tweezers

  • Complete fingertip control! Click to view:

  • Angled bent nose for precision. Use to pick up even the smallest beads easily!

  • Remove stitching "mistakes" quickly & efficiently!

  • Handy to have in your crafting basket!

  • Easily used by Lefties too!

  • Purple Handle

  • Overall length 5"

  • Excellent quality construction!

  • See the matching scissors set at the bottom of the Scissors Page.



Hand Turned Wooden Laying Tools

Made in India from various hardwoods. Close-up photos shown below.

Average Overall Length is 5"-5.5"

~ Set of 6 ~


(Shoe not included.)

(Note: May also be sold individually. For availability, see below.)

Save $14.75 by buying as a set @ $32.95


A) Barrel Laying Tool



B) Leaf Laying Tool



C) Wide Top Laying Tool



D) Vase Laying Tool

(Not available.)


E) Mother-of-Pearl Top



F) Stripe






 A handled gadget for pulling threads through fabric. 

$9.95 each

Please mention your choice of: Bone Handle or Rosewood Handle


Pewter Needlework Tools

"Elizabethan Style" Threader  with Catcher

Keep the back side of your needlework neat & tidy with this handy tool! Lobster clasp allows separate use of tools.



  (Click the photo on the right for a close up view of handle.)

"Elizabethan Style" Laying Tool ~English Pewter

  • See the matching pieces available above and below.

Blunt end, perfect for use with all thread types including: wool, ribbon, flat braids, etc.




"Elizabethan Style" Seam Ripper "Unpick" with safety cap

  • English Pewter

  • See the matching laying tool available above.



Pewter "Victorian Shoe"  Pin Cushion

  • 2.25" long x 1" high

  • Cobalt Blue fabric cushion

  • Oxidized Floral Design Accents

$24.95  (Last one!)

Shaker Poplarware Needle Books are back at Silent Stitches!

Shaker Needle Book

Expertly hand-crafted using the same techniques perfected by the Shakers. These were made especially for us! Woven poplar covers, 4 flannel pages inside to hold your needles safely. Tied together with a ribbon! Keep one in your stitching basket!  Also makes a well received gift.

Size: 2 3/4'' x 2  1/2''

$32.95 each

~~Did you see our Shaker Needleworker's Carrier?~~


Needle Cases


"Good as Gold" ~Victorian Style Needle Case

  • Base Metal Composition

  • Very study and heavy for it's size!

  • Color: Antiqued Golden Finish

  • Floral accents & leaves

  • Petite 2 3/8" x 3/8"

  • Pulls apart for needle storage

  • Looks like a treasured antique!

$14.95 each


Hand-turned Wooden Needle Case

  • Friction Stopper for secure storage

  • Suggested for needles up to 2.5"

  • 1/4" interior storage width

  • Overall measurements: Approximately 4" x 3/4" wide

  • Hand crafted in England

  • Styles & wood may vary slightly, but will be similar to the one shown.




Wooden Needle Case

  • Fine Grained Hardwood sealed with a clear finish

  • Nicely turned details

  • Secure fitted cap

  • The 3.5" case will store needles up to 3" long

  • Use as is...or have fun decorating with paint, beads, etc.!

Available in your choice of sizes:

Small: 2.5" x 1/2" just $2.50 each

Large: 3.5" x 1/2" just 2.75 each


~ Fancy Carved Bone Needle Casket ~

   ^ Click to enlarge

  • Non-endangered Carved Bone

  • Note: Shipping in the USA only

  • Floral & abstract scrimshaw designs

  • Carved Filigree hinged top

  • Artistic interpretations, expect variations & two alike!

  • Overall Measurements: 3" L x 1.5" W x 1.5" H

  • Inside Storage: 2.5"L x1" W  x 3/8" deep

  • Perfect for needle storage...or earrings on your nightstand etc.!

Not available at this time.

Tambour Hook Set  

  • Wooden Handle

  • 3 hooks in a plastic storage case: Sizes: #70 small, #90 medium & #120 large

$19.95 each

Crochet Hooks

Turned Rosewood Crochet Hook  7"

Your choice: Size G or H  

Unique design with flattened mid-section for holding comfort.

 $19.95 each



4" Bone Needles  $2.95 each or 2/$4.95

*Non-endangered species BONE (Shipping within USA only.)

Bone Knitting Needle Caps

$   pair

*Non-endangered species BONE (Shipping within USA only.)



DOUBLE END  Bone Crochet Hooks ~ SET of 3

  • Handy for finish work

  • Center impression

  • Overall Lengths: 3", 3.5" & 4"

  • *Carved Bone


*Non-endangered species BONE (Shipping within the USA only.)


Turned Bone Crochet Hook

Size G

$9.95 each

*Non-endangered species BONE (Shipping within the USA only.)

Boy Needle Case

  • Reproduction of an antique figural needle case

  • Opens at the waist

  • Hanging ring at the top

  • This little gentleman stands a little over 2" tall



Ear-Spoon Bodkin ~ Ribbon Threader

Bodkin with ear-spoon

2 3/4", Sterling Silver. Decorative eye and blunt tip. A 17th Century reproduction of one of the earliest forms of needlework implements. Bodkins were used for threading cord, ribbon or lace. The ear-spoon was used to remove ear-wax which could then be used for waxing thread & would glide easily through fabric!




Tatting Shuttle Charm

Adorable Sterling Silver Tatting Shuttle Charm. Perfect on a charm bracelet or chain. Buy 2 to make earrings! This charm design was inspired by an antique tatting shuttle.

          Measurements:  3/4" x 1/4"       


Sewing Needle Threader


Sterling Silver Needle Threader

A must-have for your sewing basket! This exquisite silver threader actually conceals a dime-store variety threader inside! Should your wire ever break it can easily be replaced with a new one! Just slide it in through an opening in the top! Very clever!

We especially like tucking these in a a little token gift for a special friend.


(Replacement threader inserts available @ .25 cents each.)


Antique Reproduction Sterling Silver Pin Cushions

~Sterling Silver~


  • Heavy!

  • Silver Weight: 42 gms

  • Cobalt Blue Velvet Pin Cushion

  • An exact reproduction of an antique

  • Beautiful detailed design!


2 1/2" Length x 1 1/2" High x 1 1/4" Wide


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~Sterling Silver~


  • Heavy!

  • Silver Weight: 43 gms

  • Cobalt Blue Pin Cushion

  • Reproduction of an antique

  • Beautiful detailed design!


2 1/2" Length x 1 1/2" High x 1" Wide

(Not available at this time.)


Past offerings....gone but not forgotten.

*Sadly we don't expect these items to return at this time. Please check back here for updates.*

Corn Needle Case  3 " Carved Bone

   (*No longer available.)



Fish Needle Case   3 " Carved Bone  (unscrews at neck)  

(Designs may vary slightly due to each artist's interpretation.)

(*Sold out until further notice.)

Fish Needle Case  3 1/2" Rosewood (unscrews at neck)

(Designs may vary slightly due to each artist's interpretation.)

(*Sold out until further notice.)


  4 " Filigree Carved Rosewood Needle Case w/Hatching Falcon Finial     

(*Sold out until further notice.)


Filigree Bone Needle Case with Black Finial Top 4"

 (Sadly, sold out forever.)

Falcon & Floral Hand-Carved Bone Needle Case  4"           

(Designs may vary slightly due to each artist's interpretation. Expect variations.)

Frog & Floral       Elephant & Floral


Frog & Floral       Elephant & Floral

(Sadly, all sold out forever.)



Hand Carved Umbrella Needle Cases

Designs may vary slightly due to each artist's interpretation.

  • Bone 3 "  

  • Rosewood 5 1/2"

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