Descriptions of specialty needles used in needlepoint, embroidery, and cross stitch.
|Embroidery or Crewel Embroidery||Embroidery and fine tapestry work.||Similar to fine needlepoint needles, but these have sharp tips.|
|"Sharps"||"Sharps"||Fine needles with sharp tips.|
|Canvas / Carpet||Used for stitching up rugs, canvas, carpets, etc.||Has a heavier feel with a pointed, triangular end.|
|Chenille||Tapestry and crewel work.||Has a sharper, triangular end with an eye like an embroidery needle.|
|Glover / Carpet||Use for suede, canvas, leather, carpet, etc.||Has a pointed end with an elongated eye.|
|Curved||Use for lace, upholstery, embroidery, surface work, and for weaving.||Needle has a distinct curved shape.|
|Sail||Laying, tufting, upholstery, and canvas.||Larger needle with a slight bend at the tip, which is perpendicular to the eye.|