This set of Tulip quality needles consists of 5 blunt-tipped embroidery needles in needle sizes No. 16, No. 17, No. 18, No. 20 and No. 23† The needles have an elongated, golden eye, so that the thread can be easily passed through them. The blunt point makes these embroidery needles ideal for embroidering on countable fabrics, such as embroidery mesh or canvas. The point protrudes almost as if by itself between the tissue threads. They are also known as 'master needle' or tapestry needle'. Always choose an embroidery needle that matches the fabric: the needle should be thick enough to allow the thread to pass through the eye and thin enough to slide smoothly through the mesh of embroidery mesh or canvas. The thicker the needle, the lower the number. These needles can also be used as a mesh needle for tying off threads of knitting or crocheting or for sewing or meshing the various parts together. Tulip's needles are made of smooth polished steel.
This range of thin embroidery needles includes needle sizes No 16 (1.60mm thick x 60mm long), No 17 (1.35mm thick x 54.5mm long), No 18 (1.24mm thick x 48.5mm long), No. 20 (1.07mm thick x 45.5mm long) and No. 23 (0.89mm thick x 39.5mm long). The handy, red pouch in which the embroidery needles can be stored has a magnet that makes it easy to pick up the needles.