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Re: Needles And Their Sizes

Postby amphibious » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:40 pm

Ah, so I am apparently using a 24. That's appropriate for the 14 count I have been using, so I must have known what I was doing at the time I bought them :confused:

But I think I might try a thinner one... that must be really useful for when you use more strands as well.

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Re: Needles And Their Sizes

Postby evilcarrot » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:05 am

I find that I break the eyes on thin tapestry needles easily, mainly when I'm trying to wedge the thing under some stitches in the back. The tapestry needles also seem more bendy than embroidery needles. If I can think of a good way to blunt the tips of embroidery needles, I'd actually prefer them due to the smaller eyes and less breakage. Maybe running the tip across the brick on my fireplace would do it?

Now I want short, or "petite" needles... I've always thought they'd make much more sense for cross stitching but could never find any. Now that I know they exist, I'm going searching!

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Re: Needles And Their Sizes

Postby Yurtle » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:46 am

I thought I would also note here that you should keep the needles that you're using for metallic thread separate from the needles you're using for your normal DMC, and especially separate if you use silk floss. The metallic thread will make the inside of the eye on your needle very rough and will actually cause it to break ove time. If you're using regular floss on the same needle after using metal, you may find that your floss will break very easily where it goes through the eye.

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Re: Needles And Their Sizes

Postby LinkIsMyHomeboy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:36 pm

I guess I've gotten lucky because I have never experienced any of these problems. I don't find my needles bending, breaking, oxidizing or flaking off. I've used the same needle to go back and forth between regular floss and metallic floss and never had any issues with breakage. The only problem I have is losing them. I have a poor habit of putting my needles in my shirt or pants when I'm working on a project and then forget about them and they get lost somewhere. Luckily, no feet have found them.

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Re: Needles And Their Sizes

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Re: Needles And Their Sizes

Postby hadaad » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:55 pm

Resurrecting an old thread, I know, but I was wondering what needles people have had success with on 28 count evenweave.

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