DMC Tapestry Needles
Pack of 6
DMC Tapestry Needles have a blunt rounded end which slips easily through the holes of Tapestry canvas or into the weave of Aida without snagging or piercing the fabric.
DMC Tapestry Needles are manufactured with rounded ends to slide easily through Aida and both Mono Canvas and Double Penelope Canvas.
Suitable for threads including 4 Ply Tapestry Wools, 2 Ply Crewel Wools, Stranded Cottons, Pearl Cottons and Coton ą Broders.
Available in several sizes to suit your project.
DMC recommends the following Needle Sizes for different Count Aida fabric.
Below is a helpful guide when selecting the proper needle for your cross stitch project with Aida fabric.
TAPESTRY NEEDLES with AIDA Fabric Counts
- Needle Size 18 – 6 Count Aida Fabric
- Needle Size 20 – 8 Count Aida Fabric
- Needle Size 22 – 11 Count Aida Fabric
- Needle Size 24 – 14 Count Aida Fabric
- Needle Size 26 – 16 Count Aida Fabric
- Needle Size 28 – 18 Count Aida Fabric
Click HERE to see an introduction to Cross Stitch by DMC.
This video shows the difference between using Half Cross Stitch -VS- Cross Stitch
Some interesting history of the humble sewing needle as provided by Wikepedia:
A Sewing needle
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sewing needle, used for hand-sewing, is a long slender tool with a pointed tip at one end and a hole (or eye) at the other. The earliest needles were made of bone or wood; modern needles are manufactured from high carbon steel wire and are nickel- or 18K gold-plated for corrosion resistance. High quality embroidery needles are plated with two-thirds platinum and one-third titanium alloy. Traditionally, needles have been kept in needle books or needlecases which have become objects of adornment.
Sewing needles may also be kept in an étui, a small box that held needles and other items such as scissors, pencils and tweezers.