Chenille Needle

Set of chenille needles. Set of chenille needles.

A chenille needle is a large-eyed needle that is very similar to a tapestry needle or a cross stitch needle with respect to its length and diameter. A chenille needle, however, has a very sharp point, rather than a round or blunt form associated with tapestry and cross stitch needles.

The sharp point makes it easier to penetrate closely woven cloth. The longer eye means that this type of needle is suitable for thicker or multi-stranded threads used for crewel embroidery, as well as for ribbon embroidery.

Digital source (retrieved 16th May 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 9th July 2016).


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