Tulip Chenille Needles, #18, tube of six (6) needles. The very sharp needle point and long needle eye means chenilles are perfect for woolen embroidery, using thicker or multiple strands of thread as well as crewel or ribbon embroidery. 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!