I find that in a given pack of sewing needles, only two are nice to use. I love LONG needles (at least 1.5 inches) that are thin and sharp. That way I can really "load up" my needle when doing a straight stictch, and the longer needle is also easier to hold. The skinny needles make smaller holes and are easier to poke. But, usually the only long needles are thick, and the only thin ones are short. And, they usually make the eyeholes really tiny, when I know they can make them longer--I've had a few needles like that, so I know it can be done!
I can't be the only one that likes long, thin needles with longer eyeholes. Does anyone know what these needles are called, or where to find good ones?
I wonder if the type of needle you are looking for is a 'beading' needle? I think I've had some in the past...some are really long but the thinner ones are somewhat flexible. Some of them do have a nice long eye.
I know what you mean about packets of needles...I must have hundreds left over from when I need just a particular one and buy a whole packet. There must be places to buy just one? or a few of the same kind?
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