Hand Needles

There are many types of needles used in embroidery and an essential skill for any embroiderer is the ability to select the appropriate needle(s) for a project. The multitude of choices available in today's marketplace can be intimidating even to the most experienced stitcher. The descriptions and links below will direct you to the needles that will fit your needs.

Darners Needles - With great length and long eyes, used for darning and mending with heavy materials.

Crewel Needles - These needles are commonly referred to as embroidery needles. They are available in sizes 7, 8, and 10. Crewel needles are of medium length with a long, oval eye and a sharp point.

Sharps Needles - Sharps are general purpose needles. They are available in sizes 5, 6, and 10. Sharps are of medium length with a small, round eye and a sharp point.

Chenille Needles - Chenille needles are excellent for working with thicker threads and silk ribbon. They are available in sizes 24 and 26. Chenille needles are of medium length with a long, oval eye and a sharp point.

Milliners Needles - Milliners needles are also known as "Straw" needles. They are available in a pack with size 3 to 9, and individually in size 8 and 11. Milliners needles are extra long with a round eye and a sharp point. They eye of a milliners needle is no wider than the shaft, allowing for easy manipulation of bullion wraps.

Tapestry Needles - Tapestry needles have one very distinctive characteristic--a blunt, rounded tip. This special feature enables the needle to slip easily between the warp and weft threads without piercing or snagging the fabric. Tapestry needles are available in sizes 20, 24, and 26. They are of medium length with a long, oval eye and a blunt point.

Between Needles - Betweens are also referred to as quilting needles. They are available in sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12. Quite short in length, betweens have a small, round eye and a sharp point. Their small size is very good for rendering short stitches quickly and accurately.

Assorted Needles - These packages of needles feature sharps, crewel, and darners needles.



Darners Needles
Needle Darners size 5
  • Darners Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 5 from Colonial, 7 and 9 from John James.
  • 12 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1011697 5 $1.75
1043344 7 $2.25
1014306 9 $1.75
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Crewel/Embroidery Needles
Crewel/Embroidery size 7
  • Crewel/Embroidery Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 5, 7, 10.
  • 16 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1036678 5 $1.75
1005393 7 $2.18
1005389 10 $2.18
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Mary Arden Chenille Needles
Chenille
  • Chenille Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 26.
  • 6 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1013525 26 $2.25
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Quilting/Between Needles
Quilting/Between Needles
  • Quilting/Between Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
  • Size 7-10 are 20 needles per pack.
  • Size 11-12 are 12 needles per pack.
  • Size 7 is from DMC. Size 8-12 are from Colonial.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1005395 7 $1.90
1012009 8 $1.75
1018584 9 $1.90
1012010 10 $1.59
1036207 11 $2.20
1012011 12 $2.20
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John James Quilting Needles
John James Quilting Needles
  • Quilting/Between Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 9, 11.
  • 9 has 20 needles per pack, 11 has 12 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1027160 9 $1.99
1029959 11 $1.99
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John James Big Eye Quilting Needles
Needle JJBE Size 10
  • John James Big Eye Quilting/Between Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 10, 11.
  • 20 needles per pack in size 10.
  • 12 Needles per pack in size 11.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1034038 10 $2.79
1034039 11 $2.79
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Sharps Needles
Colonial Sharps Needles
  • Sharps Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 5, 6, 10 from Colonial, 8, 11 from John James.
  • 20 needles per pack, except size 11 is 12 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1011700 5 $1.75
1011699 6 $1.75
1027571 8 $1.50
1007788 10 $1.50
1027389 11 $1.99
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Colonial Milliners Needles
Colonial Milliners Needles
  • Milliners Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 8, 11.
  • 16 needles per pack.
  • Size 11 comes 10 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1005392 8 $1.75
1021449 11 $1.75
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Clover Gold Eye Milliners Needles
Clover Gold Eye Milliners Needles
  • Milliners Needles.
  • Assorted size pack.
  • Needle sizes: 3 to 9.
  • 16 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1020766 3 - 9 $2.00
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Colonial Tapestry Needles
Colonial Tapestry Needles
  • Tapestry Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 20, 24, 26.
  • 6 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1005390 24 $1.90
1005388 26 $1.90
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John James Tapestry Needles
John James Tapestry Needles
  • Tapestry Needles.
  • Needle sizes: 24, 26.
  • 6 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1033415 24 $2.79
1033416 26 $2.50
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John James Household Assorted
John James Assorted Crewel, Sharps, Darners Needles
  • Crewel, Sharps, Darners Needles.
  • Needle sizes: Assorted.
  • 12 needles per pack.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1012014 Ast. $1.99
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John James Household Assorted with Threader
John James Assorted with Threader
  • Crewel, Sharps, Darners Needles.
  • Needle sizes: Assorted.
  • 25 needles per pack.
  • With Threader.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1012015 Ast. $2.50
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John James Needle Pebbles
John James Quilting Pebble
  • Quilting, Sharps, or Household Assorted.
  • Quilting and Sharps are size 3/9 and have 16 needles per pebble.
  • Household Assorted is various sizes and has 12 needles per pebble.
Item Type Price Click to Order
1034710 Quilting $7.59
1034711 Sharps $7.59
1034712 Assorted $6.95
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Twin Pointed Stab Stitch Needles
Twin Pointed Stab Stitch Needles
  • Designed for quilting with a table-top hoop and floor frame.
  • No needle turning means faster stitching, less needle dropping, less thread twisting, and less wrist strain.
  • Sharp points on both ends, one long and narrow eye in the center.
Item Size Price Click to Order
1025107 10 $3.50
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Basting Needle
Basting Needle
  • 10 needles per pack
Item Price Click to Order
1032426 $5.00
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