Made in Japan. Adjustable Needle Length. Includes instructions for assembling the needle into the handle.
This is a thinner needle with a smaller eye compared to Traditional Japanese Punch Needles.
For Punch Embroidery: Recommended by Clover for 3 ply Embroidery Floss. We find the needle also works with size 8 perle / pearl cotton and it works well with higher count Evenweave fabric.
For Bunka Embroidery: Use with 1/4 pull or when smaller stitched areas are indicated in regular Bunka kits. Plus, we find this needle works beautifully with our Thread Painting Panels using 1/4 - 2/4 pull Bunka Yarns (the difference is the fabric).
This needle creates a higher stitch tension when used with Bunka Yarn and the stitches are a little more taut and lay closer to the surface of the fabric.
We really like this needle for specific applications and we continue to experiment with what it can accomplish.
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