Tulip Embroidery Needles, Assorted Thick. Package of eight (8) needles: two (2) of each sizes #3, #4, #5 and #6 within a clear, labeled, cork-topped tube. Sharp needle point is perfect for stitching using three to six #25 embroidery threads, or a #5 or #8 embroidery thread. Superior polished finish to glide effortlessly through fabric. 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!