John James has a needle for every needlecraft discipline!
Tapestry sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Cross Stitch needles. They have a large eye and a blunt round point and are especially adapted for the use in needlepoint, petit point, countered cross stitch and plastic canvas work.
The larger sizes, such as 13 and 14, can also be used for stitching knitted projects together or crochet work and are sometimes referred to as “sewing up” needles. Because of the blunt point, these larger sizes are ideal for children to use when stitching on Binca or 6hpi Aida.
Knitters needles are commonly known as sewing up needles and, as the name suggests, they are used by knitters to sew pieces of work together. Size 13, the larger needle in the pack, is ideal for sewing up aran and chunky garments and the smaller size 18 needle is ideal when sewing up garments made out of double knitting, 3ply and 4ply and not forgetting baby garments.