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From: stitchmaniac
Date: 10-31-2004, 01:23 AM (1 of 3)
I read somewhere the other day...cannot remember where...that when embroidering, the large eyed needles are better. It said that they put less strain on the thread and do not shred thread. Has anyone tried these needles, if so what is your opinoin.

User: stitchmaniac
Member since: 11-05-2002
Total posts: 43
From: joannequilts
Date: 10-31-2004, 02:11 AM (2 of 3)
The only time I used the large eyes is when using metallic threads because there is less friction and breakage.
User: joannequilts
Member since: 12-22-2000
Total posts: 3070
From: Chrysantha
Date: 10-31-2004, 03:42 PM (3 of 3)
I only use a large eyed needle when I use metallic's or on VERY heavy fabric.
(denim, etc)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
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