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Renaissance Thimble ...$8

Imported from England, this pewter thimble is reproduced from the renaissance period and dates from the 1500s. Richly decorated with a hunting scene, a popular theme in art of the time, this beautiful and functional item is the perfect addition to a fine and authentic sewing kit.

Medieval Tailor's Thimble... $8

In the Middle Ages a metal "thymel" was a coveted and useful item. This ring type or "tailor's thimble" is used for pushing the needle through courser materials and leather. This design has been in use since Roman times and can now be a part of your sewing kit. Imported from England, this thimble makes a thoughtful and authentic gift!


Traditional Snips...$5

These precision-crafted snips have been in use for hundreds of years and are the perfect addition to your medieval sewing kit. Only 4 inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide, these little scissors are ideal for snipping threads for hand sewing and fine embroidery. Available in regular or antique black finish.


Wooden Needle Case ... $3

Never loose your fine needles again! This beautiful and practical turned wooden needle case will help keep your sewing kit in order. The case comes with a snug fitting lid and two top quality needles.



Medieval Sewing Kit Shown

Sewing Kits

Our sewing kits combine our most popular handwork items in one attractive drawstring pouch. The kits include a replica thimble, wooden needle case, two top quality needles and a pair of our traditional snips. If you do a lot of sewing, or you know someone who does, this kit makes the perfect treat!

Medieval Sewing Kit ... $15

Renaissance Sewing Kit .... $15


Lucet....$6

Lucets have been used to make woven cord since Viking times and were popular in many forms throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Lucet cord can be used to make a variety of lacing for armour and clothing ties, purse strings and other household uses. Simple, portable and easy to use, the lucet handwork is a fun and useful pastime.

These lucets are hand cut and finished. Available in Red Oak or Poplar. Approximate size 2.5" X 4"

 

Bone Needles

These handcrafted bone needles are made from disinfected cow bone and have a clean white appearance. These are perfect for those who wish to try their hand at sewing or fine nalbinding the truly old fashioned way!
Our needles vary in size but on average they are 2 inches long and 1/8 inch wide. The fine needles are a little narrower and the regular needles are a little wider.

Bone Needles (pair) both regular size.......$6
Regular size needles for courser fabrics or fine nalbinding and cordwork

Bone Needles (pair) one regular, one fine....$8
The fine needles are great for linen or lighter fabrics and have a finer hole.

 

Bone Needle Making Kit....$8

Try your hand at this traditional skill. The kits come complete with four rough bone blanks, one microfile, various grades of sandpaper and instructions. The only thing you will need is a sharp knife to make the hole.

Bone Awl for eyeletts.....$8

This classic bone awl is the ideal tool for making eyelettes the traditional way. This tool simple tool is tapered to push the fiber of your fabric away, leaving a hole for sewing without having to cut any threads. Made from disinfected cow bone, this tool is hand made and dainty enough to fit into a sewing pouch or hang from a chatelaine by its brass loop. Each tool is hand made and so will vary a little in size and shape, but the average is 1.75" X 3/8". It is smooth polished for an attractive finish and frictionless use.

Available in regular or fine.

Not recommended for leather.

Pearls!

These gorgeous, high quality, Freshwater Cultured Pearls are simply beautiful! These pearls are a lustrous natural white and average 3 mm by 5 mm. They are great for sewing projects and high end crafts and jewelry making.

16 inch strand of matched pearls $5

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