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Needle ID Cards – Winners and Resources!


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Reading through all the responses to this week’s give-away of four packs of Needle ID Cards, I’ve drawn a few conclusions: 1. I’m not the only one who thinks they’re smart and really cute! 2. Though they’re brand-new to the market, they’re going to be pretty popular little accessories for our workboxes; and 3. There are more than just a few of us who have needle-confusion in common!

This morning, I randomly drew four lucky winners who will each receive a pack of their own Needle ID Cards. Here are the winners, plus a list of links to shops where you can pick up a set or two for yourself and your stitching friends.

Needle ID Cards

The four Needle ID Card packs go to the following folks, who need to contact me with their mailing addresses so I can get them out to you this coming week:

1. Debby Brandenburger, who answered the question about needlework accessories thus:

My favorite tool is my padded hoop; which I did quite differently than you showed the other day!). I have arthritis in the base of my left thumb and the strain is less holding the hoop. I love these needle ID cards. Thank you for sharing them. I know friends who will get these!

2. Michelle Simmons, with this answer to the give-away question:

My only needle accessory is the container the needles came in or a piece of cloth. I am planning to one day make a needle holder along the lines of the one that was made in the class. I wanted to do the class but was unable to at the time it was offered. This give away would go a long way to helping me with my embroidery! Thank you for the opportunity.

3. Pat Turner, whose comment reads:

My favorite,and most used, needle item is a round-wool felt ball that rests on a wooden stand. I have it sitting on a table next to my stitching “nest”. It’s always filled with needles and pins for easy grabbing. It’s handy enough to take to stitching events too. The needle cards look wonderful! I would love one of those. (I’m sure I have a million needles!). Gee, don’t we all?

4. Kath from Oz! Here’s her comment:

G’day Mary,
I’m good, I’m good! The first word in this post is ‘Needlework’ and the last one is ‘comments’. See, I read it ALL!
And, my favourite needle tool is a needle book made from my first bead embroidery project. Something that was out of my comfort zone and that I was particularly pleased with.
Thanks for the blurb on the great cards and also thanks to Access Commodities.
Cheers, Kath from Oz.

Congratulations to the winners! Please contact me with your mailing address as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you!

Needle ID Cards

Needle ID Cards – Resources

The Needle ID Cards are very new to the market. They debuted at last month’s TNNA market, and are just now showing up in needlework shops.

Needle in a Haystack is carrying them – they’re not on the website yet, but you can find the Needle ID Cards on their blog, which has a shopping cart feature in place for easy ordering.


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  1. G’day Mary,
    Congratulations to ME! Haha. I’m so pleased with my prize. Thank you.
    And congratulations to Debby, Michelle and Pat. So nice to join you in winning these beaut needle cards. Mine will be used almost excessively so just as well they’re sturdy little cookies.
    Thanking you Mary, and Access Commodities.
    Cheers, Kath

  2. Hello Mary,
    I will definitely include these in my next order to Access Commodities, so they should be in my shop sometime in the next 2 months!
    Dione Brown
    The Stitcher’s Muse Needleart,
    Nanaimo, BC, Canada
    (yes, I do mail order)

  3. I didn’t win, but I did go to ‘Needle in a Haystack’ and ordered a set for $11.00 along with their “Stitch Beau bag for $4.50. Shipping was only $3.10 if you use First Class parcel-No insurance (USA)
    Thanks Mary for letting us know where to order, ’cause we all can’t win, but I bet we all want our own set.

  4. Thank you Mary for giving us the links…I was not lucky trying to find the ID cards myself.
    Congratulations to all the winners.

  5. Congratulations to all the winners! You sure won a great giveaway. I can see I will be having to save up my pennies.

  6. Hello Mary.
    I was wondering if they sell the needle I.D. cards at the well known craft and hobby stores such as Joanns, Michaels, etc. Thank You!

    1. Hi, Sky – no, I’m afraid they don’t. You have to find them through a local needlework shop (if you’re lucky to have one), or online. Hedgehog Handworks, Anita’s Little Stitches, and similar online shops carry them… MC

  7. Hi Mary, I just finished reading your article on needle identification. I enjoy embroidery and sewing. I noticed that on one of my pieces of embroidery when making my French Knot I was having difficulty. I didn’t realize that I could use a specific needle to make my efforts easier. I would like to know where I can purchase a set of the needle identification cards to have when working on projects? I also will subscribe to your newsletter to keep abreast to the latest information on needlework.
    Bea Greene

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