Embroidery needles from Japan in single sizes 3 through 10 or assortment packages. These hand-sewing needles have a sharp tip and are polished lengthwise for a smooth finish to minimize abrasion to cloth. Packaged in a glass tube within a sturdy paper box for safe-keeping. Eight (8) needles per package.
Size recommendations from the manufacturer:
#3 - for size #5 perle thread or 5 to 6 embroidery floss strands
#4 - for 5 to 6 embroidery floss strands
#5 - for 4-5 embroidery floss threads
#6 - for 3-4 embroidery floss threads
#7 - for 2-3 embroidery floss threads
#8 - for 1 to 2 embroidery floss threads
#9 - for single embroidery floss thread
#10 - for single embroidery floss thread or whitework
Tulip needles are manufactured in the Kake Region, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan which has been known for quality metal work for centuries and is the location of the regional "Hiroshima needle" brand. Tulip produces high quality needles which makes stitching easier, are kind to fabric and thread, and last a long time.