-thin, ordinary sewing needle
-good quality sewing thread
-microwavable, heat resistant bowl / saucepan (depending on method used)
-whole cloves - san francisco herb
sells 4oz of whole cloves for $1.83. Its a good deal if you're local, but they have a $30 minimum for web orders. To my boyfriend's dismay, I have had no problem surpassing this minimum on two occasions. One warning: a pound of dill is a LOT of dill even if it is only $3. If you would like some dill and you are in the bay area, please, please contact me.