This is the place to come to learn about Avery style needle cases.


To date 7 different designs have been discovered or mentioned in earlier publications that do not meet all of the criteria to be classified as Avery style needle cases.  Currently there is not enough information regarding these items to determine if they are Avery style needle cases or not.  Until additional information is available these items will remain as possibilities.  If you have additional information that will help prove these are in fact Avery needle cases, please contact us.

Photo gallery

Boy with Boat

Book Box closed and open (photos courtesy of Sandi Falconer)

Ladies Needle Basket (earthenware item registered to Thomas Harper Redditch - a photograph of this item can be found in Victorian Brass Needlecases by Estelle Horowitz and Ruth Mann, however it is listed as "metal ornamentation only").

Rainbow Casket

Rocking Horse

Sarcophagus closed and open (photo courtesy of Bunny's Place)

Treadle Sewing Machine

Master List

To date 227 Avery style needle cases have been discovered.  Visit these pages to see photographs of each design as well as the original design registration or patent and gain knowledge about variations within each design.

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Avery Survey

In 2013 an Avery Survey was created in order to gather as much information as possible about Avery style needle cases from collectors and interested parties around the world.  The Avery Survey is easy to complete and gives you a chance to contribute to this important research.  Be sure and stop here to see the survey results.

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About Us

Learn how the author turned a hobby cross stitching antique sampler reproductions into a passion for collecting Avery needle cases resulting in a published book, a Wikipedia article, a TCI Bulletin article and conference presentation and this website.

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