Embroidery/ Crewel Needles
Embroidery sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Crewel Needles. Embroidery needles are similar in length and diameter as a Sharp needle and they have a sharp point. However, they have a long, extra large eye, which makes threading the needle so much easier when using multiple strands of stranded cotton embroidery thread.
Sizes 1, 2, 3 and 4 are ideal when embroidering on heavy fabric with twisted yarn and this is often called crewel work. The most popular size and commonly used in embroidery is a size 7 however the finer sizes of 8, 9 and 10 are fabulous to use if you prefer a finer and shorter length of needle.
Having difficulty threading the needle? Then use an Embroidery needle for general sewing the long eye makes threading so much easier and quicker!
Size 1 to 4 contains 12 needles
Size 5 to 10 contains 16 needles
Multi size pack: 1/5 contains 12 needles
Multi size packs: 3/9 and 5/10 contains 16 needles
Size 1: 48.5mm length x 1.02mm diameter
Size 2: 48.5mm length x 1.02mm diameter
Size 3: 45mm length x 0.86mm diameter
Size 4: 45mm length x 0.86mm diameter
Size 5: 41.5mm length x 0.76mm diameter
Size 6: 38.5mm length x 0.69mm diameter
Size 7: 38.5mm length x 0.69mm diameter
Size 8: 34mm length x 0.61mm diameter
Size 9: 34mm length x 0.61mm diameter
Size 10: 32.5mm length x 0.53mm diameter