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Needles that Make You ‘Sew’ Happy!
Does your creative soul feed on needles and threads? Do you need to sew up your craft projects, or darn an old pair of socks? Are you planning to embroider your place mats and aprons, or make pretty crochet doilies to add to your home décor? Whether your project involves sewing, darning, embroidery, crochet or knitting, at Raaaft, we have all the needles you need. From long and short, to large or small-eyed, and sharp or blunt-tipped, our assorted collection of needles will make you want to start a new sewing project every week.
A Neat Stock of Needles for All Your Creative Sewing and Stitching
On our site, you will find an extensive collection of needles for a wide range of creative projects. Choose a needle repair kit to salvage any worn goods such as book bindings, mattresses, pillows, seats, lamp shades, sacks, carpets, coats, tents, canvasses and other such items. In addition to hand needles, we have an abundant stock of needles specifically meant for sewing tapestry or materials such as leather. You will also be spoilt for choice with our range of beading needles, wool and yarn needles, darning needles, embroidery needles, and crochet needles.
Buy Needles from Raaaft and Sew a Smile
Order all your needles and other haberdashery supplies from Raaaft and sew a smile on the faces of young children. For every order over £5, we will provide life-saving water to needy children. If you are shopping with us for the first time, get 20% off on your first order. Click here to create an account now.
How Sewing Needles Evolved
A distinctive tool of the Upper Palaeolithic period, the needle has evolved from a simple craft item into an important precision tool for modern sewing machines. 40,000 years ago, Palaeolithic needles were made of animal bones, antlers, and tusks, and used to stitch hides for warm cover, which made it possible for humans to settle in cooler regions. Here are the highlights of how needles evolved:
- 28000 B.C.: The earliest known sewing needle was handcrafted out of bones in Aurignacian culture. The needle did not have an eye, but a split head which held together the thread to be sewn.
- 17500 B.C.: Made from materials such as bones and antlers, the first needles with a tapering point at one end and an eye at the other end emerged.
- 7000 B.C.-2500 B.C.: Copper needles were produced in Armenia, and eventually bronze needles were also made.
- 1615 A.D.: The people in the Aachen region in Germany started crafting needles from fine, pure steel.
- 1639 A.D.: England began manufacturing needles at Redditch in north-east Worcestershire with the drawn-wire technique which is still very relevant today.
- 1730 A.D.: Stephan Beissel founded a needle factory in Aachen.
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