Hiroshima Quilting Needles - Assorted Betweens
Large needle eye. Flexible and warp resistant. Runs smoothly through fabric.
Cork-capped vial contains 6 needles made of nickel-plated steel.
Includes 1 #8 needle, 2 #9 needles, 2 #10 needles, 1 #12 needle. In general, the larger the number, the smaller the needle.
Made in Japan
The History of Hiroshima Needle production stretches back over 300 years, to when the ruling Asano Clan of Hiroshima Domain spread the practice as piecework for low-ranking samurai to support themselves. -- Read more about Hiroshima Needles on their website, it's fascinating : http://en.tulip-japan.co.jp/hiroshima/