Duval Episode 1 #1749
Needle By Any Other Name...
Getting to the Point of It All
What's a Scissor Fob?
Needle By Any Other Name”..................”Tapestry Tweens”...they
Gal is back! With a surprise, new, gadget to tell you about!
Some new sizes of needles are just entering the world of embroidery (you know
that ALL types of needlework fall into this category.)
They have stolen my heart (and needlework fingers!!!) with their wonderful
These needles are being distributed by Colonial Needle and their sizes are
19, 21, 23, 25...thus the name...”Tapestry Tweens”!! They fall
right in between the numbers we are all familiar with. So, why do we need another
size needle you are saying? BECAUSE they work so well on our many choices of
fabric sizes and different types of threads.
refresher course, from last time, on the important job our needles have.
The needle is to hold the thread without “crimping” it in
the eye and the needle is to slide through the fabric so that the hole
is slightly opened for the thread to glide through without dragging and
wearing it down.
These needles are just the ticket.
The larger ones (remember the smaller the number the larger the needle), such
as the 19 and 21 are a needlepointers dream. You counted thread enthusiasts
will be delighted with the 23 and 25. That #23 is just perfect for 14 count
aida and 28 thread linen. The #25 has become my favorite needle to backstitch
with. The eyes are a bit longer on all of these needles. Wow, it’s easier
This means less stress on the thread and they hold “round” fibers
better. (Like silks and perle cotons).
I am sooooooo pleased to share this new info with you. Check with your local
Just a little
bit of info: Susan will be teaching for the fourth annual Southern Stitchin’,
at St. Augustine, Florida.
information on ALL of Susan’s international travels and teachings
send a SASE to:
Susan Greening Davis
DMC International Teacher of the Year
Post Office Box 103
St. Louis, Michigan 48880
OR check her web site