19 Gauge for very coarse strong fibres, flax etc
36 Gauge a good general purpose needle, the go to needle for most tasks
40 Gauge for fine work
43 Gauge for delicate detail
46 Gauge for very fine work and detail**
Our triangular range of needles are by far the most popular and are suitable for a wide range of fibres. The thickness / gauge of the needle is chosen by the type of fibre you're looking to work with. We suggest a 36 gauge for the majority of wools that we stock, though if you have any questions please do get in touch and our staff can talk you through the options.
The triangular range of needle have barbs along their working edge that face down.
**Please be aware that the 46 gauge triangular needle only has one set of barbs at the tip. This, combined with it's very fine point, makes it suitable only for exceptionally fine fibres.
These needles, like all sharp tools, need treating with care. All our needles are packed in robust slide lock boxes, please keep them in these boxes when not in use. They are not suitable for use by children without close supervision.