Tulip Sewing Needles, Assorted Thick. Package of eight (8) needles: two (2) of size #7; three (3) each of #8, #9 within a clear, labeled, cork-topped tube. 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!