Needles and Sinew

SINEW: The most important development in Native American Art and also economic development in the past 100 years has been the invention of Sinew. Historical sinew which was used for sewing were the tendons of a deer or elk. But at some point in the past century someone invented the modern waxed polyester sinew which is a mandatory part of every Native craft box.  Our Sinew can be split into 5 strands to pass through a sewing needle. (Please see image)

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NEEDLES: Glovers Needles are for sewing leather. Each needle has a point with 3 sides to it which cuts easily through leather. Glover needle sizing are inverse of common sense. The largest needle is sized # 3 and the smallest is # 9. The most common needle size for sewing leather is either 5 or 6.

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  • Waxed Thread

    13$ US

    Waxed Thread (4oz)  – We use this waxed thread for heavier duty details… like sewing our antler buttons onto our leather bags.

    170 meters

  • Sale!

    White Sage Special 20% off

    13$ US38$ US

    It’s a Spring lockdown and time for a good cleaning!!  Native Harvested (Navajo/Dene) in California our white sage is wonderfully cured and dried.  Very leafy bushes of sage which burns/smoulders very nicely.  Farmed abalone Shells also 20% off.

  • Beading thread

    3$ US12$ US

    Beading thread in black or white.

    Available in three sizes : 500 meters – 50 meters – 20 meters

  • Sinew – Natural

    4$ US17$ US

    Sinew is used to sew moccasins, drum sticks, pouches, bags, mukluks….everything.  Not to mention weaving dreamcatchers!!   This sinew peals off flat from the roll and then can be divided into 5 thinner threads which can be then threaded into any needle hole.
    8 oz. 

    Available in Small Rolls (65ft) or Large Rolls (800ft)

  • Sinew – Black

    4$ US17$ US

    Sinew is used to sew moccasins, drum sticks, pouches, bags, mukluks….everything.  Not to mention weaving dreamcatchers!!   This sinew peals off flat from the roll and then can be divided into 5 thinner threads which can be then threaded into any needle hole.
    8 oz
    Available in 65 ft and 800 ft rolls.

  • Sinew – Royal blue

    4$ US17$ US

    Sinew is used to sew moccasins, drum sticks, pouches, bags, mukluks….everything.  Not to mention weaving dreamcatchers!!   This sinew peals off flat from the roll and then can be divided into 5 thinner threads which can be then threaded into any needle hole.
    8 oz

    Available in 65 ft and 800 ft rolls.

  • Sinew – Emerald Green

    4$ US17$ US

    Sinew is used to sew moccasins, drum sticks, pouches, bags, mukluks….everything.  Not to mention weaving dreamcatchers!!   This sinew peals off flat from the roll and then can be divided into 5 thinner threads which can be then threaded into any needle hole.
    8 oz
    Available in 65 ft and 800 ft rolls.

  • Sinew – Purple

    4$ US17$ US

    Sinew is used to sew moccasins, drum sticks, pouches, bags, mukluks….everything.  Not to mention weaving dreamcatchers!!   This sinew peals off flat from the roll and then can be divided into 5 thinner threads which can be then threaded into any needle hole.
    8 oz

    Available in 65ft and 800 ft rolls.

  • Sinew – Scarlet

    4$ US17$ US

    Sinew is used to sew moccasins, drum sticks, pouches, bags, mukluks….everything.  Not to mention weaving dreamcatchers!!   This sinew peals off flat from the roll and then can be divided into 5 thinner threads which can be then threaded into any needle hole.
    8 oz
    Available in 65 ft and 800 ft rolls.

  • Multi-Purpose Needle Kit

    5$ US

    Our Multi-Purpose Needle kit contains:

    10/12 Beading Needles – 3/5/7 Glover Needles and Various other needles (Leather, Mattress, Carpet, Sails, Canvas, Lampshade)

  • Glover needles – mix pack

    4$ US

    Mix pack of Glovers Needles.  In this pack there are 6 needles, 2 each of: #s  3, 5, & 7.

  • Glover needles – size 7

    8$ US

    Glovers Needles are for sewing leather. Each needle has a point with 3 sides to it which cuts easily through leather. Glover needle sizing are inverse of common sense.
    Needles:  size 7
    25/pkg

  • Glover needles – size 6 25 needles per pack

    12$ US

    NEW Glovers Needles in STOCK NOW!!  We have had a serious challenge keeping up our supply of needles over the past year……SO we went hunting and scored a huge harvest of needles manufactured by John James Needles from the UK.  Importing from the UK has lead to an increase in our price.  (from $10 to $15).  AND these needles are killer amazing….can’t believe the difference from our old needles….you are going to love them!! Glovers needles are for sewing leather. Each needle has a point with 3 sides to it which cuts easily through leather. Glover needle sizing are inverse of common sense (as in #3 are larger than #6). Size 5 needles are best for Moose or Buffalo 3 1/2 ounce, #6 best for deer 2 1/2 ounce and #3 best for Moose or Buffalo 5 1/2 ounce
    Needles:  size 6
    25/pkg

  • Glover needles – size 5 25 Needles per pack

    12$ US

    NEW Glovers Needles in STOCK NOW!!  We have had a serious challenge keeping up our supply of needles over the past year……SO we went hunting and scored a huge harvest of needles manufactured by John James Needles from the UK.  Importing from the UK has lead to an increase in our price.  (from $10 to $15).  AND these needles are killer amazing….can’t believe the difference from our old needles….you are going to love them!! Glovers needles are for sewing leather. Each needle has a point with 3 sides to it which cuts easily through leather. Glover needle sizing are inverse of common sense (as in #3 are larger than #6).  Size 5 needles are best for Moose or Buffalo 3 1/2 ounce, #6 best for deer 2 1/2 ounce and #3 best for Moose or Buffalo 5 1/2 ounce
    Needles:  size 5
    25/pkg

  • Glover needles – size 3 25 Needles per Pack

    8$ US12$ US

    NEW Glovers Needles in STOCK NOW!!  We have had a serious challenge keeping up our supply of needles over the past year……SO we went hunting and scored a huge harvest of needles manufactured by John James Needles from the UK.  Importing from the UK has lead to an increase in our price.  (from $10 to $15).  AND these needles are killer amazing….can’t believe the difference from our old needles….you are going to love them!! Glovers needles are for sewing leather. Each needle has a point with 3 sides to it which cuts easily through leather. Glover needle sizing are inverse of common sense (as in #3 are larger than #6). Size 3 needles are best for Moose or Buffalo 5 1/2 ounce, #6 best for deer 2 1/2 ounce and #5 best for Moose or Buffalo 3 1/2 ounce
    Needles:  size 3
    25/pkg

  • Beading needles – mix pack

    4$ US

    Mix pack of Beading Needles.  This pack contains 8 needles, 4 each of: #s 10 & 12.

  • Beading needles – size 11

    5$ US

    Beading Needles:  size 11
    25/pkg

  • Beading needles – size 16

    5$ US

    Beading Needles:  size 16
    25/pkg