The most essential tool for embroidery — a course needle.
So, select the right needle depending on the type of tissue: the denser the weave of the fabric-the basics, the thinner the needle. All needles have numbers that correspond to the 2 scales.
Needle one number, but different manufacturers are different lengths. Always remember that needle number denotes only its diameter.
The first bar is the sewing and embroidery needles. They are numbered from 1 to 12. The second scale is a tapestry needle. Their numbers — 13 to 28. The thinner and shorter the needle, the more her number. Also these needles are suitable for knit.
It should be remembered that if the needle is great for base fabrics, it will leave behind in the outline of the hole. Too thin needle pulls the thread of floss, and they quickly rush.
Embroidery needles have sharp tip and small hole. To work with beads when performing French knots, simple stitches, use needles with numbers from 5 to 10.
Tapestry needles have a blunt tip and a large eyelet. They are used when cross stitching.
Also on sale meet platinum needle, made of stainless steel and coated with a thin layer of platinum, that reduces friction when passing through the fabric. In addition, such needles do not leave stains.
In needles with gold eye easy to see thread. They have a chrome surface, and the ear applied layer of gold. Fully gold plated needles is very convenient to embroider, as they easily pass through the fabric.
There is also bilateral needle, the hole for the filament which is in the middle that allows you to rotate the needle when piercing tissue. Such a needle typically used by those who embroider 2 hands.