Needle and thread running through material...

Hi Everyone,

I wish to make a scene where a threaded needle is running through some cloth.
I’ve managed to make the thread do that all right, using curve and array and shape keys.
but it would be great (for me anyway) to have a treaded needle conduct all that…
Any suggestion anyone ?

Please help…!

I’m in Montpellier and dying to make blender friends…! :yes: