I just received a vintage Shibori tool kit and I am so excited to figure it out. The kit contains a plastic shuttle, table mounting bracket, crook-needle, threaded-needle, and a wooden dowel.
The threaded-needle is the coolest tool I have ever seen. You melt the beeswax to move the (insanely sharp) needle to your preferred length. It also screws into the mounting bracket so that you can stabilize your fabric on it.