When choosing a needle there are a few things to consider:
- What kind of fabric are you working on
- Is the ribbon silk or satin?. Will the needle will be piercing the fabric several times per stitch, or will it pass between the fabric and the ribbon?
- How wide is the ribbon?
- What type of stitch will you use.
A large and long-eyed needle with a sharp point. Comes in size 18 to 24. Keep a good stock of all these sizes.
Also known as milliner's needle. It is long and narrow with the same thickness top to bottom. Wonderful for making french and colonial knots.
A sharp pointed needle with a long narrowed eye. Comes in size 1 to 10. Used originally for the fine floss and yarn embroidery. Purchase an assortment of packet of sizes 3 to 9.
A very long, large needle with a large eye. Can be a wool or cotton darner. Use for heavy thread and yarns or wide ribbon. Keep an assortment of sizes 14 to 18 on hand. Good for assembly work.
For your information, the photo shown are my personal picture. You may purchased the needles from Haby and Wool and Pn. Ann's online shop for Dmc Brand. For John James you may source your supply from Kak Umi's and Craft World, SS2 Petaling Jaya.
Till next entry, happy stitching and crafting.