Tapestry Needle

Set of tapestry needles. Set of tapestry needles.

A tapestry needle is a form of needle with a long eye, which can take thick or multi-stranded embroidery threads. This type of needle is normally between 4-6 cm in length and slightly thicker at the eye end to prevent the embroidery thread from rubbing and wearing while in use.

Tapestry needles have a blunt, rounded point that does not damage the ground material and helps to make a more even stitch. This type of needle is designed to be used on even weave ground materials, including cotton and linen, as well as canvas and plastic canvas. It is often used for working cross stitch designs.

Also known as cross stitch needle.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 8 July 2016).


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