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Needles – Crewel Embroidery

Needles – Crewel Embroidery

$3.26 USD

Embroidery or crewel 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 the placement of the stitches.

The needles can be used for surface embroidery and sewing.

Crewel/embroidery needles are 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 are my choice needles for fine surface embroidery in which only one single strand of silk thread or embroidery cotton is used.

For very fine embroidery. when only using a single strand of fine thread or for sewing down No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10 gold purl threads use size 12 crewel embroidery.

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Embroidery or crewel 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 the placement of the stitches. The needles can be used for surface embroidery and sewing.

Crewel Embroidery needles are not suitable for counted thread work as the point of the needle would easily catch the threads of the fabric, distorting the counted work.

The needles I supply range from size 1 being the largest to size 10 being the finest. I  predominately use the size 10 crewel embroidery needles in my surface embroidery kits such as: Carrickmacross Lace, Fine White Work, Goldwork, Modern Jacobean, Needle Painting, Shadow Work and for sewing such as Applique and design transfer in Blackwork.

For very fine embroidery. when only using a single strand of fine thread or for sewing down No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10 gold purl threads use size 12 crewel embroidery.


  • Size 1: Used for heavy threads and stiffer fabrics i.e. #4 Mountmellick thread on cotton satin jean fabric.
  • Size 2: Used for heavy threads and stiffer fabrics i.e. #3 Mountmellick thread on cotton satin jean fabric.
  • Size 3: Used for heavy threads and stiffer fabrics i.e. #2 Mountmellick thread on cotton satin jean fabric.
  • Size 4: Used for heavy threads and stiffer fabrics i.e. #1 Mountmellick thread on cotton satin jean fabric and a single strand of crewel wool on Jacobean linen twill fabric.
  • Size 5: Used for medium weight threads on medium weight fabric i.e. Kreinik metallic braids on closely woven linen fabric.
  • Size 6: Used for medium weight threads on medium weight fabric i.e. Kreinik metallic braids on closely woven linen fabric.
  • Size 7: Used for medium weight threads on medium weight fabric i.e. Kreinik metallic braids on closely woven linen fabric.
  • Size 8: Used for fine threads such as silk threads and DMC embroidery cotton on cotton or silk fabric.
  • Size 9: Used for fine threads such as silk threads and DMC embroidery cotton on cotton or silk fabric.
  • Size 10: Used for fine threads such as silk threads and DMC embroidery cotton on cotton or silk fabric – my choice size needle for fine embroidery for precise and even stitching.
  • Size 12: Used for a single strand of fine threads such as YLI silk thread, DMC embroidery cotton and polyester sewing thread on cotton or silk fabric – use this need for sewing down  No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10 gold purl threads.
  • Size 5 – 10: Useful to have a variety size needles on hand for different needlework projects. There are two of sizes 5 and 10 and three of sizes 6, 7, 8, and 9 in the mixed packet.

 

 

 

Weight 0.005 kg
Dimensions 29 × 25 × 0.05 cm
Length

5 inches", "6inches

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