John James Tapestry Needles
Tapestry sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Cross Stitch needles. They have a large eye and a blunt round point and are especially adapted for the use in needlepoint, petit point, countered cross stitch and plastic canvas work.
The larger sizes, such as 13 and 14, can also be used for stitching knitted projects together or crochet work and are sometimes referred to as “sewing up” needles. Because of the blunt point, these larger sizes are ideal for children to use when stitching on Binca or 6hpi Aida.
It is the finer needles such as size 22, 24, 26 and 28 that are commonly used for cross stitch. The blunt round point enables the needle to pass and slip between fabrics and yarns without splitting or tearing the fibres. Use them with wool, embroidery soft cotton and stranded cotton on Single Point Canvas, Double Point Canvas, Aida and open mesh fabric.