John James Hand Embroidery Needles, Size 5

£1.90

John James Hand Embroidery Needles

John James are a UK premium quality needle manufacturer and they are wonderful needles to stitch with providing a nice smooth experience every time they are used.

Hand Embroidery Needles come in various sizes and have a larger eye allowing for several strands of thread to be used at the same time. It can be difficult, especially as a beginner to know which size is suitable.

With this in mind, I have put together a 'Starter Pack' with 3 of the most common sizes used so you can try them for yourself and figure out which size you prefer.
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The Starter pack includes one each of the following (all contained in a handy card so you know what size you have for your project)...

  • Size 5 - typically for beginners as it is the largest of the 3 - it is also great for 6 stranded projects if you find threading a needle difficult.
  • Size 7 - a great all rounder size - smaller than a 5 but not too small that beginners find it difficult to use. This is the one I recommend for most stitching once you have grasped the basics.
  • Size 9 - the smallest of the 3 - once you gain experience and try more intricate projects you will find this is perfect for 1 strand as well as helps to make long and short stitch blend smoother.

Once you know which size needle you prefer to stitch with, you can choose a handy plastic tube containing 3 of that size - make your choice from the drop down menu.

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Finally, if your project requires surface stitches such as weaving - you will need a tapestry needle - the size 24 is just right for hand embroidery - you can purchase a plastic tube containing 2 of these needles if required.

For all of the above options - please make your choice from the drop down menu.