High quality hand embroidery assorted needles from Tulip Hiroshima with a sharp tip. Needles are made in Japan and are nickel plated steel, with gold plated eyes. They are polished lengthwise to ensure smooth fabric piercing and needle eyes are polished from both sides to insure easy threading. Size 9 Tulip Embroidery Needlescontains 8 Needles in a glass storage tube. Needles are appropriate for size 12 pearl cotton, double strands of floss and wool thread. .