I wanted to add a sewing needle to my neck pouch for repairing clothes, bit needed to find a way of carrying it securely and safely.
I decided to use a small bone and first cut the bone a quarter of the way along it’s length using a piece of flint.
I abraded the two ends to give a smooth fit and then needed to devise a way of keeping the two parts of bone together . For this I cut a piece of quill from a feather
and inserted this into the long piece of bone. The hollow quill provides a snug fit for the needle once inside it.
Part of the quill protrudes, allowing the top to fit securely onto it. The picture below shows the two pieces of bone pulled apart slightly to enable you to see the quill.
Here is the needle and completed holder.