You can really save with the Needles in the Haystack from CTR. All three needles, plus extra gauges and threaders come to you in a sturdy Haystack storage case with a magnet in the lid to keep those pesky threaders from flying away! It's a $107 value for $95.
The CTR needles are all metal, have comfortable handles, and come with pre-cut depth gauges to adjust the exact height of your loops; gauges can be cut into smaller pieces for precise adjustments by you. This is the only needle I know of that has a bevel indicator right on the handle to quickly you show you the direction the needle bevel is facing while you punch. Each needle comes with a threader and a set of gauges in a protective storage tube. You get all of these sizes in the Needles in the Haystack case:
** The 1-strand needle (blue) is made to take only one strand of embroidery floss, size 12 Perle Cotton or fine metallic thread. (The gauge will be cut at 3/8" and 1/2").
**The 3-strand needle (red) is made to take two or three strands of floss, size 8 Perle Cotton or Petite Alpaca. If over-dyed floss feels stiff and does not flow well through your needle, you can adjust by using 2 strands of floss. It will give your needlework a finer look and actually help those who tend to over-punch.
** The 6-strand needle (black) is made to take 4, 5, or 6 strands of floss, fine wool or 2mm silk ribbon. Have fun trying all the different types of thread, silk, over-dyed, etc. (The gauge will be cut at 1/2"). May also be used on 18 Mesh Needle Point Canvas.
*Note - the green larger handled, three-strand needle pictured does not come with the Needles in the Haystack kit. I do have it available separately in another listing here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/484443211/ctr-punch-needles-three-sizes-to-choose?ref=shop_home_active_1
I love these needles!! I have tried several brands, but I always come back to the CTR needles. Go to my web site to see all my designs for rug hooking and punch needle embroidery. www.folkandfiber.com
If you need just one size, I have those in a separate listing, too.
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