These are great needles for knotting your rya rug or making tapestries. They are had to find these days and often are quite expensive. I sell mine for 50 cents a piece and here we have a grouping of 10 for $5.00. What a deal! ;-)
When working on a rya rug you will want to have plenty of needles. Ten is a good number and postage and handling is very low for this weight. It is easy to thread three heavyweight rya yarn strands into the eye of these needles. See video described below.
I also have many types of backing, yarn, graph paper, yarn cards. Let me know how I can help. Check out my needle holder and organizer here on etsy.
I have a full array of supplies now for rya rug making and soon will have kits available. I am writing a book on Designing and Making your own Rya which will answer all you questions in detail, but let me know what you are interested in doing and I can help you,
If you are interested in learning more about rya rug making watch this video I made with a professional photojournalist about this "almost lost art": http://youtu.be/trl3V5Q2kG4