These are the absolute BEST cross stitch needles I've ever used & I've been cross stitching for many years.
I never really liked any of the needles I had. A few months ago, I decided to find the perfect cross stitch needle and, after trying 9 different brands & many types, I've found them!
Pros: the tips slip easily into the holes & don't catch on any stitches already in your project; they are strong needles, they're easy to find of you drop them because they're gold-plated; the needle eye is easy to thread with any average needle threader; even with my rough handling, I haven't bent any needles!
Cons: the only con is that two of the size 28 needles have broken my thread at the loop (I use doubled over floss when stitching), but this is probably because I am rough on my needles & floss.
Do not hesitate! Buy these NOW!