John James was formed in 1840 and registered in 1902. The name John James is synonymous with the very best of needle manufacture, quality and reliability. The John James brand of “Finest Quality Needles” continues to be recognised by needle crafters around the globe.
Embroidery sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Crewel Needles. Embroidery needles are similar in length and diameter as a Sharp needle and they have a sharp point. However, they have a long, extra large eye, which makes threading the needle so much easier when using multiple strands of stranded cotton embroidery thread.
Size 3 is ideal when embroidering on heavy fabric with twisted yarn and this is often called crewel work. The finer sizes of 8 and 10 are fabulous to use if you prefer a finer and shorter length of needle. We do also have beading needles if you need to sew very fine holed beads onto your embroidery, however if this is the case we would also recommend getting a needle threader as the holes are very fine.
If you’re having difficulty threading the needle, then embroidery needles are great for general sewing and the long eye makes threading so much easier and quicker.
Select the needles you need using the drop-down ‘Choose option’ menu and check the photograph to ensure you’ve selected what you need.