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Various Types and Sizes of Cross Stitch Needles

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Tapestry needles, the most commonly used needles for Cross Stitch, come in a wide variety of types, but all share several common characteristics. The point is blunt, the eye is large, and the size used depends on the fabric count.

Information about needles commonly used in Cross Stitch and related embroidery styles is provided in this image gallery as well.
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Photo © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Characteristics of a Tapestry NeedlePhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Differences Between Cross Stitch Tapestry Needle and Regular Embroidery NeedlePhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Wide Variety of Tapestry Needle SizesPhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Tweens Tapestry Cross Stitch Needles
Photo © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Regular and Petite Tapestry NeedlesPhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Special Coatings Applied to Some Tapestry NeedlesPhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Gold Cross Stitch Petite Tapestry NeedlesPhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Cross Stitch Needles - Curved Tapestry Needles
Photo © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Double-Eye Tapestry NeedlesPhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Chenille Needles Compared to Tapestry NeedlesPhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Chenille Needles - Used in Related Embroidery StylesPhoto © 2007 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.Double-Tip Tapestry Needle
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