Embroidery and tapestry needles

When talking about embroidery needles, it is normally understood that these have a blunt point. If they are sharp tipped, they are known as crewel needles. It is the same for tapestry needles. They are usually round tipped, much easier for sewing through canvas. However, sometimes it is practical to have a sharp tip, for example, on Penelope canvas with a double mesh, for emphasising stitches. Large tapestry needles are often called Smyrna needles after the town in Turkey (now Izmir), famous for its' woollen rugs using, among others, Smyrna stitch.

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Sajou 20 round embroidery needles Farandole bretonne window booklet

20 round embroidery needles Bretagne

Price €5.75
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Sajou 15 assorted embroidery needles Farandole window booklet

15 sharp embroidery needles Alsace

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3 Sajou embroidery needles n°18 to n°22

3 ribbon embroidery needles

Price €4.08
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6 tapestry needles - size 18 to 22 - Sajou blue booklet

6 tapestry needles blue booklet

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