Milliners needles are also known as a Straw needle. This needle is an extra long Sharps, it has the same egg shaped eye as a Sharp but is much longer and is ideal if you prefer to sew with a longer needle. Size 3 to size 11 are available in solid size packs plus multi size packs.
Long Darners are traditionally used in the soft furnishing industry and are ideal to use for hemming curtains. This is a long needle with a long eye and is available in the finer sizes of size 5, 7 and 9. The most popular size to use in curtain making is a size 5 or 7. Size 7 is also known as a Basting needle and used in Quilting to baste layers of fabric together.
Our fabulous John James Pebbles are available in 9 designs: Quilting, Embroidery, Tapestry, Embroidery, Chenille, Beading, Sharps, Darners and Knitters. Each Pebble is is designed to be a safe storage container for needles and comes complete with the very finest quality hand sewing needles. It is easy to use and a must have for every sewing box, craft bag, organiser box, top drawer and even handbag.
The Crafters Collection comprises of 24 unique needle collections catering for all needle projects, from the beginner to the discerning specialist, for the knitter and even a fabulous collection for children. All are featured in a delightful duck-egg blue wallet trimmed with cerise pink. Each wallet is re-sealable and may be used as a storage container. The wallet contains 2 coordinating blue envelopes filled with the appropriate needles and is labelled accordingly, allowing for easy identification and safe storage of the needle when not in use. On the inside of each wallet there is a helpful guide of needle tips and techniques and this is tailored to the needles inside.
Our John James machine needles fit any electric domestic sewing machine and are available in sizes 9(70) to 16(100) We offer a Regular point for standard machining and indeed Quilting, the most popular sizes being a size 11(80) and size 14(90) Specialist points are also available such as Ballpoint, Leather, Superstitch, Jeans and Twin Pointed.