Tulip Appliquè Needles, #10 Big Eye, tube of six (6) needles. Appliquè needles have a very thin shaft, perfect for fine appliquè techniques; these are characterized by a large needle eye. All Tulip Needles, manufactured in Hiroshima, Japan, are designed specifically for needle artists. Hand-stitching needles have beautiful eyes for easy threading; special processing produces a body of ideal strength. Surface treatments include lengthwise polishing and/or nickel-plating for needles that resist rust and glide easily through fabric. The precision point provides smooth piercing for easy stitching. Needleworkers report experiencing less hand fatigue using Tulip brand needles!