HAND EMBROIDERY NEEDLES

I offer a range of Needles that are used in my kits.

Beading Needles  |  Chenille Needles  |  Crewel Embroidery Needles  |  Curved Needles

Milliners/Straw Needles  |  Tapestry Needles  |  Needle Threaders  |  Abalone Emery Needle Polisher

Needle Minders  |  Telescoping Magnet Wand

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SHORT BEADING NEEDLES BY JOHN JAMES

The short beading needles come in size 12 (smallest) or 10 and come in a packet of four. They have a long eye for easier threading, the needle is 1 1/4 inch (3 cm) long.

Short Beading Needles with Sharp Point: The short beading needle with the sharp point is  1 1/4 inches long and is excellent for goldwork embroidery when stitching down No. 7 Purl chips and smaller, for fine bead work on closely woven fabrics and long and short stitch using YLI silk thread.

Short Beading Needles with Tapestry (Ball): The short beading needle with the Tapestry (ball) point  is  1 1/4 inches long and is excellent for fine bead work on counted fabrics and for working counted embroidery stitches on a fabric with a high thread count i.e. 40 + threads to the inch, using a fine embroidery thread such as YLI silk thread.

Regular (Long) Beading Needles with Sharp Point: The regular (long) beading needle with the sharp point is 2 inches long and is used for beading projects.

Packet of John James Short Beading Needles: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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Packet of 25 John James Short Beading Needles: $6.50 Canadian Dollars

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CHENILLE NEEDLES BY JOHN JAMES

Chenille Needle have a large eye and a sharp point. The needles range from size 18 which has the largest eye and shaft to size 24 with the smallest eye and shaft. Packet of 6 needles.

Chenille needles are used for ribbon embroidery and for goldwork embroidery.

In ribbon embroidery the size of the needle used depends on the width of the ribbon. Purchasing an assorted packet gives you all sizes possible.

Packet of John James18/24 Chenille Needle: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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In Goldwork embroidery the No. 18 Chenille needle is used in goldwork embroidery to take the ends of gold threads such as passing, rococco, twists and Japan thread to the back of the work (plunging or sinking). The ends of these threads can be threaded into the eye of the needle.

No. 18 Chenille Needle: $0.55 Canadian Dollars Each

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Richard and Hemming Crewel/Embroidery Needles - British Company

Bohin Crewel/Embroidery Needles - French Company

CREWEL EMBROIDERY NEEDLES BY BOHIN (FRANCE) and RICHARD HEMMING & SON (UK)

Crewel embroidery needles have a long eye for easier threading a slender shaft and a sharp point to the needle so that the stitches can be worked close together and there is more control for placing the stitches. This needle is not suitable for counted thread work as the point of the needle would easily catch the threads of the fabric, distorting the counted work.

Size 10 (15 Needles in a Packet): Used for Needle Painting, Goldwork, Modern Jacobean, Fine White Work, Shadow work and other fine embroidery techniques that are worked on a tightly woven fabric and is a very fine needle. Suitable for one strand of floss or silk thread and sewing cotton.

Size 9 and 8 (15 Needles in a Packet): Used for Fine Embroidery and sewing, two strands of floss and for No. 12 Perle Cotton Thread.

Size 7 and Size 6 (15 Needles in a Packet): Used for Fine Embroidery and sewing, two - three strands of floss and No. 8 Perle Cotton Thread.

Size 5 (15 Needles in a Packet) and 4 (12 Needles in a Packet): Used for Traditional Jacobean and other coarse embroidery techniques that are worked on a tightly woven fabric. Suitable for one or two strands of crewel wool and metallic threads.

Size 4 (12 Needles in a Packet): Used for the #2 Mountmellick embroidery thread and other coarse embroidery techniques that are worked on a tightly woven fabric. Suitable for Mountmellick thread, three strands of crewel wool and perle cotton.

Size 3, 2 and 1 (12 Needles in a Packet): Used for the #3 and #4 Mountmellick embroidery thread and coarse embroidery techniques that are worked on a tightly woven fabric.

Size 5/10 (16 Needles in a Packet): There are two of sizes 5 and 10 and three of sizes 6, 7, 8, and 9 in the mixed packet.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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Curved Beading Needles

Curved Quilting Needles

CURVED NEEDLES BY JOHN JAMES

Curved needles are great for awkward stitch angles, where a straight needles just won't do.

Curved Beading Needles (2 Needles in a Packet): These are fine curved needles with a sharp point approximately 2 1/2 inches (6 cm) long, good for beading or for stitching on silk fabric or single layer cotton fabrics.

Curved Quilting Needles (4 Needles in a Packet): The smallest needle is 2 inches (5 cm) long and the largest is 3 inches (7 1/2 cm) long. Used for sewing together fabrics and for sewing down ends of embroidery threads at the back of the work such as on goldwork and stumpwork embroidery. The needles are strong with a sharp point.

Curved Tapestry Needles Sizes 20, 22 and 24 (3 Needles in a Packet): The needles have a blunt end. Used for sewing together counted fabrics and for sewing down ends of embroidery threads at the back of the work..

Packet of John James Curved Beading Needles (2 pkg): $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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Packet of John James Curved Needles: $4.50 Canadian Dollars

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Milliners/Straw Needles

MILLINERS/STRAW NEEDLES BY JOHN JAMES

Milliners or Straw needles are long needles that have a straight short eye. The needle is a consistent width for the length of the needle including the eye which makes the needle ideal for creating even bullion knots.

Size 3/9 (16 Needles in a Packet): There are three of sizes 3 and 4 and two of sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 in the mixed packet.

Size 5/10 (16 Needles in a Packet): There are two of sizes 5 and 10 and three of sizes 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the mixed packet.

Packet of John James Milliners/Straw Needles: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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TAPESTRY NEEDLES BY JOHN JAMES

Tapestry needles have a blunt end to the point of the needle so that the needle does not catch or pierce the threads of the counted fabric when working from one hole to the next. The tapestry needle has a long eye for easier threading and the needles range in size from small size 28 to large size 20.

Tapestry Needle Size 28 by John James (5 Needles in a Packet): Used for Blackwork, Cross-stitch, Pulled work and other counted techniques on 32 count fabric to 50 count fabrics.

Tapestry Needle Size 26 by John James (6 Needles in a Packet): Used for Blackwork, Cross-stitch, Pulled work and other counted techniques on 18 count fabric to 32 count fabrics.

Tapestry Needle Size 24 by John James (6 Needles in a Packet): Used for Blackwork, Canvas work, Cross-stitch, Pulled work and other counted techniques on 14 count canvas's and fabric to 18 count canvas's and fabrics.

Tapestry Needle Size 22 by John James (6 Needles in a Packet): Used for Canvas work and other counted techniques on 8 count canvas's and fabric, to 14 count canvas's and fabrics.

Tapestry Needle Size 20 by John James (6 Needles in a Packet): Used for Canvas work and other counted techniques on 8 count canvas's and fabric, to 14 count canvas's and fabrics.

Packet of John James Tapestry Needles: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders

NEEDLE THREADERS

Wire needle threaders for all sizes of needles. Enables you to thread the really small eyed needles.

The metal wire loop of the needle threader is threaded into the eye of the needle (much easier than threading in a strand of thread), the thread is then threaded into the wire loop of the threader and then the wire loop and embroidery thread are pulled back through the eye of the needle, the thread is now threaded into the needle.

The needle threaders are particularly useful for the No. 10 crewel embroidery needles used for Needle Painting, White Work, Shadow Work and Goldwork, the No. 28 tapestry needles used for blackwork and the No. 7 crewel embroidery needle for Jacobean and the No. 12 quilting needle.


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars

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ABALONE EMERY NEEDLE POLISHER

An emery filled pillow is sandwiched between two beautiful abalone shells (each shell has its own unique look).  Needles are run through the pillow and the emery powder cleans, polishes and sharpens the needle.

The abalone needle cleaner can be hung from a chatelaine or necklace.

SIZE

Length: 1 1/2 inches (4 3/4 cm)   Width:1 1/4 inches (3 1/4 cm)

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Magni-Clips Magnifiers

Magni-clips are magnifiers that clip onto the bridge of your glasses, they can be flipped up when not in use and put down over your glasses for close up work. The magni-clips are light weight and rimless so as not to distract from your stitching.

Choice of +1.50, +2.00, +2.50, +3.00, +3.50 and +4.00 magnification.

Excellent for all types of hand embroidery such as needle painting, modern Jacobean, shadow work, white work and for counted thread embroidery such as blackwork, cross-stitch and sampler work etc.

Magni-Clip Cost

(TSMC) Magni-Clips Magnifiers: $17.95 Canadian Dollars

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TAPESTRY NEEDLES BY JOHN JAMES

Tapestry needles have a blunt end to the point of the needle so that the needle does not catch or pierce the threads of the counted fabric when working from one hole to the next. The tapestry needle has a long eye for easier threading and the needles range in size from small size 28 to large size 20.

Size 28, Packet of 5: Used on 32 count fabric to 50 count fabrics and for single strand of floss and YLI silk thread.

Size 26, Packet of 6: Used on 18 count fabric to 32 count fabrics with a single or double strand of floss and YLI silk thread.

Tapestry Needle Size 24 by John James, Packet of 6: Used on 18 count fabric to 32 count fabrics with a double strand of floss, YLI silk thread or a single strand of No. 12 Perle Cotton or a single strand of Kreinik #4 Metallic Braid.

Packet of Tapestry Needles: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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Needle Minders - Needlework Magnets

Curious Cat

Cranes on Navy

Miller's Dragonflies

Hummingbird

Turtle Abalone Needle Minder

NEEDLE MINDERS

Needlework Magnets

Beautiful and unique needlework magnets hold your extra needles while stitching your embroidery or cross-stitch. The raised areas of the minders (accept the mini turtle abalone needle minder) are carved out of resin and have remarkable detail.

HOW TO USE THE MINDER

As many of us know it is easier to have 2 or 3 needles on the go at one time when working on an embroidery or cross-stitch so that you can carry the thread from one location on the embroidery to another. When you are not using one of the threads it is easier to leave the thread hanging off the embroidery to one side rather than finishing the thread and having to begin it again later on.

Sometimes when one has several needles on the go the threads become tangled. The best way to prevent this is to place a needle minder on the front of the fabric at the side of the frame, and place the separate magnet on the back of the fabric directly below the needle minder on the front. The minder is held in place by the magnet on the back.  The needle and threads that are not in use can then be brought up to the front of the work and placed on top of the magnetic needle minder to keep the thread out of the way (see picture of needle minder in use on the squirrel embroidery below).

When you turn the frame over to finish a thread off you do not have needles and threads dangling off the embroidery as the needles are held on the minder.

Embroidery Stretcher Bar Frames

NEEDLE MINDER SIZE

Resin Needle Minders: 1 3/4 inches (4 1/2 cm) by 1 1/4 inches (3 1/4 cm)

Mini Turtle Abalone Needle Minder: 3/4 inch (2 cm) by 5/8 inch (1 1/2 cm)

COST

Needle Minder: $14.45 Canadian Dollars

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Mini Turtle Needle Minder: $9.95 Canadian Dollars

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TELESCOPING MAGNET WAND

Wand Retracted

Wand Partially Extended

This very handy magnetic wand can be used to pick up dropped needles and pins without leaving the comfort of your seat. It is also great for locating lost needles and pins, just wave the wand around the floor and the strong magnet draws the lost needle to the end of the wand.

SIZE

  • Length Fully Extended: 24 inches (60 cm)

  • Length Retracted: 5 1/2 inches (13 3/4 cm)

COST

Telescoping Magnetic Wand: $7.95 Canadian Dollars

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