Needlework Necessities                          

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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...thank you for your orders.

           (See matching thimble case below.)

Acorn Thimble Case

with thimble

hand-turned hardwood

2 " x 1"

$45.00 each

 

 

Beehive Thimble with Thimble Case

  • Expertly hand-turned hardwood

  • 2" x 1.5"

$49.95 set


 

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 opinion...one of the loveliest lucets we've ever seen! 

  • Learn a new craft!

$15.95 each

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


 

L1

#M1 (shown above)

#3C  (Sold! Thank you T!)

#4C (Click photo to enlarge.)

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 selected hard woods, with hand-rubbed finish

  • Accessories shown in the photos are not included. (The Shaker needle book is sold below.)

  • Please order by item number. You will receive the actual carrier shown in the photo.

$86.95 each


 

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"

$19.95


 

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"

$13.95


"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.

Sadly sold out! (We'll try to obtain more. Please check back here for updates.)

 

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 Color or Antiqued Silver Color

$7.95 each

 

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.

$4.95

 

 

Sew Taxi by Fiskars ~ 12 Tools in 1!

Unique Design! Compact storage case!

Includes: Thread Cutter, Magnifying Glass, Seam Ripper, Piercing Punch, Punch Needle, Stuffing Tool, Knit Picker, Tweezers, Safety Pin, 25" Measuring Tape, Needle Threader & Long Needle Threader!

$14.95 

Great gift idea!

 

"Do-It-Tooly"

 A handled gadget for pulling threads through fabric. 

Please mention your choice of: Bone Handle (shown above) or Rosewood Handle

$9.95

Pewter Needlework Tools

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

Elizabethan Style Laying Tool ~English Pewter

  • See the matching seam ripper available below.

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

$19.95

 

 

Elizabethan Style Seam Ripper "Unpick" with safety cap

  • English Pewter

  • See the matching laying tool available above.

$18.95

 

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''

$24.95 each

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

 

Needle Cases

 

"The Golden Girl" ~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.

$17.95


 

~ 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 & imperfections...no 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.!

$34.95 each


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


DOUBLE END  Bone Crochet Hooks ~ SET of 3

  • Handy for finish work

  • Center impression

  • Overall Lengths: 3", 3.5" & 4"

  • *Carved Bone

$10.95

*Non-endangered species BONE


 

Turned Bone Crochet Hook

Size G

$9.95 each

*Non-endangered species BONE


 

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 "   $19.95 each (*Sold out until further notice.)

  • Rosewood 5 1/2" $20.95 each (*Sold out until further notice.)


 

~Heirloom Tiered Oval Sewing Box~

  • 3 Swivel tiers!

  • Green Velveteen Pin Cushion Top.

  • 2 Velveteen Lined Storage Compartments...1" deep...plenty of room!

  • Dark Stained Hardwood with brass post.

  • Measurements: 7" long x 4.5" wide  x 4" high to top of cushion.

  • Felted bottom to protect your table top!

  • Solid construction...Impressive quality! Built to last for generations!

(Sorry, this item is not available until further notice.)


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