Tulip sashiko Hiroshima needles - Big eye Straight Thick size - 4 needles


This listing is for one "Sashiko Needles - Big Eye Straight Thick Size" pack of Tulip brand sashiko needles. The pack contains 4 needles.

The Tulip company, located in Hiroshima, Japan, was founded in 1948 and began making hand-sewing needles in 1950. They are known for their high-quality needles.

These needles have a larger needle eye, with a smooth surface both inside and out. With just the right amount of flexibility, they are resistant to bending or breaking. Each needle has undergone a special high-density abrasive polishing treatment to make their point sharp. Their smooth piecing allows them to be easily pulled through the fabric. This means that you can stitch for hours with less fatigue.

You will receive the following needles in this pack:

4 needles that are 2 inches (51.5 mm) long x .91 mm thick

This is the "thick" size and it is recommended for heavier weight fabrics or when stitching through several layers of fabrics. The length is long enough to use for straight runs but also short enough to use when creating curves or short runs.

The last photo shows one of the big eye needles (top) compared to 2 needles from the Tulip needle "Assorted long" pack (2nd and 3rd needle from top) and 2 needles from the Tulip needle "Assorted short" pack (bottom 2 needles). The assorted packs offer needles with different sized eyes while this "big eye" pack offers 4 needles of the same size with the same large eye.

These needles are made in Japan. They are packaged in a boxed, plastic tube with a cork stopper. These needles will ship in a padded, envelope mailer.

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

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A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.



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Reviews (7)


Shop owner answered all my questions. Great!

Yes! I've been wanting some Tulip needles for years. These are literally the best needles I have ever sewed with!

I ordered these to try based on Renee's recommendation. I love the way they are packaged! Renee, the owner, is the dearest person. I have asked for matching colors, favorite needles, advice on differences between products and she answered almost immediately. I think all the things she sells are her favorites, actually, or otherwise she wouldn't carry the item! Everything I've ordered was packed carefully, shipped quickly, and received in no time. I shall continue to order from Rochester Textile because of the personal attention Renee gives to her customers!

Needles are great & fast shipping too! Thank you!

Quick turnaround and delivery. Everything was thoughtfully wrapped/packaged and exactly what I expected from the pics and descriptions. Would absolutely purchase from this shop again!

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