Spiral Eye Needles

I was thinking about gettin' me "more time to enjoy the things in life that don't need mending," and these came in the mail. I've purchased a lot of different needle threaders, or as I call them *waste of my money*--that's probably because I'm trying to stuff some large embroidery thread through them. This worked like a charm. I threaded a size 5 floss on the 20 chenille needle and also tried the size 8 for general thread/quilting. The test will be whether I manage to break them. I am genetically opposed to threading the eye of a needle. If I added up all the time I spent squinting and cursing...I'd probably extend my life by a significant amount.  Didn't squint once! Check out the Spiral Eye here.


  1. If I had a nickle for every needle I have mangled by putting things through it that were far too big, I think I would be a rich woman!
    I've not seen these before, but they certainly look like they would be worth a try....
    I wonder if wire would work in them.....hmmmm...


  2. I have been doing a lot of embroidery lately so I can certainly see the sense in something that makes threading that thick floss through a too small eye easier!

    I like the clean new look of your site, btw. Although I also kinda miss all the wild color. I guess I'll have to go look through your book again to get that!

  3. Randi Nervig3/25/2010

    I really love your blog! Even though it's less colorful now than before, we still get splashes of the color. I come here when my eyes need a rest from too much bland. Well, and when I want inspiration too. Thanks for the needle info.

  4. Don't you know that's what children are for?

    I hate threading needles too, especially the older I get! I just might have to try some of those out, I wonder if anyone will have them at festival next month.

  5. ha. cursing and squinting! love it. so true. thanks for the tip!

  6. hee. I know what you mean. this looks like a briliant invention. Thanks for sharing i t.