These beautiful Straw Milliners Needles are my absolute needle of choice for all English Paper Piecing (EPP), Needleturn Applique & hand sewing of your quilt bindings by hand.
The Sue Daley Milliners needles are beautiful to use and are of EXCELLENT QUALITY.
The Straw Milliners needles are long & fine with a gold eye - which means it has a 'longer' eye area, which makes it easier to thread.
The needles are perfect for everyone but are especially good if you suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel or even if you have long fingernails.
Because they are long there is no need to grip them tightly... therefore eliminating any pain in your hand & wrist area that you may experience. Let the lovely long needle shaft do all the 'bending' work ♡
(so when it does actually create that 'bend' in the needle, it means you are using your needle correctly... and doing the Needleturn stitch correctly). ✔️
Choosing the Size Needle that best suits you...
* A VERY USEFUL TIP TO REMEMBER....
The numbers in the haberdashery system are OPPOSITE to our counting system...
The Smaller number in our counting system equals the larger needle in the packet etc.
( the larger the size/ number,... the finer the needle will be).
Sue Daley Milliners Needles come in a number of sizes to suit ALL EYESIGHTS!! ❤
Size 11 & 15 are usually the most popular sizes for English Paper Piecing and Needleturn applique.
I usually recommend a size 11 as first choice - if you can see really well... and can thread the needle.
Then a size 10 if you need a little bit more space to thread your needle... and then a size 9 ... if you wear glasses to do your fine handwork.
The size 15 needles are longer than the rest... and are our second most popular size to use... because of their extra length ... especially useful for helping reduce any pain in your wrist with Carpel tunnel, rsi or hand issues. ♡ * Let the beautiful long needles do all the 'bending' instead of you.
Team these beautiful needles with our silk thread for the ultimate combination for all your fabric to fabric sewing... by handwork. *(When used together it will feel like using butter,... it just glides so smooth & effortlessly through your work).
For those who like the teally Technical details-
SUE DALEY NEEDLES SIZE 9 MILLINERS - Used for EPP
42.5mm. The Largest eye, great for those needing help when threading the needle.
Milliners Size 10 - Used for EPP
40.5mm. Larger gold eye. (Considered the 'medium' if you're not sure what size you need).
Milliners Size 11 - Used for EPP
39mm. THE Top selling size for English Paper Piecing and Needle-turn applique. Beautiful gold eye. A really beautiful size needle to use. *(IF you can see well enough to thread this size needle,... it is the ideal first choice of size to use...)
Milliners Size 15 - Used for EPP
48.5mm. This is the longest needle in the range, beautiful for EPP and Needleturn Applique. Great for those with long nails, arthritis, carpal tunnel or any pain related hand issues.
Size 11 & 15 are the most popular sizes for English Paper piecing and Needleturn applique.
However, if you wear glasses and have any issues threading a very fine needle, and would prefer a larger eye, I would recommend either the size 10 or 9.
They are fantastic for using on any sewing of fabric to fabric by hand.
Whether it be for English Paper Piecing (Epp), Needleturn Appliqué or sewing your bindings on by hand... these are the beautiful needles that I most recommend.
They have a long thin shaft, all the way along the needle bar - and DO NOT taper out wider at the end.
They are lovely and fine all the way along making them the ideal choice for our delicate needlework...🥰😘
Each size is sold seperately, and comes in a little 'vial' container - as a pack of 10 needles.
When you use a beautiful Silk Thread (combined with a fine gold eye Milliners Straw Needle - preferably Size 11, 10 or 9), your needle and thread will just glide through the fabric easily ...like smooth butter... making EPP or Needleturn a breeze!!
*If you would like help choosing your needle and thread, just make contact 🪡🧵🌺🌸
These are gorgeous needles to use.