Size 18 Tulip Chenille Needlescontains 6 Needles in a glass storage tube. Needles have an elongated eye are appropriate for crewel wool and silk ribbon embroidery. The igh quality chenille needles from Tulip Hiroshima have 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.