Mary Corbet

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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Tulip Needles


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Fine hand embroidery needles from Japan a variety of sizes.

The needles listed here are my favorite sizes & types of Tulip needles.

In embroidery needles (also called "crewel" needles), with sharp tips & medium-length eyes, you'll find the following sizes:

Embroidery Assorted Thick: 2 each #3, 4, 5, & 6
Embroidery Assorted Thin: 2 each #7, 8, 9, & 10
Embroidery #7
Embroidery #8
Embroidery #9
Embroidery #10

Tapestry Assorted: (blunt tip, long eye) - Two of each: #22, 23 and one of each: #24 & 25)

Chenille Assorted: (sharp tip, long eye) - One of each: #18 & 20 and two of each: #22 &24

Milliner needles are perfect for bullions and any similar wrapped or cast-on stitches. They are available in two collections:
Thick: (Two of each: #3, 5, 7)
Milliner Thin: (Two of each: #8, 9, 10)

Silk Needles #10: these have a small round eye and an extra tapered tip to make stitching on tightly woven, high count fabrics (like silk, fine linens, and cottons) easier.

To read more about Tulip needles, you can find my review for them here.

If the size you are looking for from the list above is not in the dropdown choice list, it is out of stock. Tulip needles are restocked regularly, so check back often!


When purchased separately, these ship via First Class mail to US addresses.
When purchased in combination with other items, these will ship Priority Mail with the other items.

If you are ordering from Canada and you would like these included in your order, please make arrangements via email at mary(at)needlenthread(dot)com.

They are shipped in a protective box in a polymailer to guard against weather.

Any notable extra shipping will be refunded when your package ships.

Please find our Shipping & Return Policies here.