The Bohin Crewel Embroidery needles (size 10) are made for working with linen but they serve equally as well for hand stitching. They have an exceptional polish for smooth glide through the fabric. Their fine point minimizes holes and their long eye is polished with a unique process to minimize thread breakage. Bohin Needles have maximum strength with minimum bending. Each package contains 15 needles.
Sue Garman loves using embroidery needles when she does applique, as the shaft of the needle is thin and yet the eye of the needle is long -- she says it makes them much easier to thread than sharps or applique needles. Try a pack for yourself!