These Crewel, or Embroidery needles, are made of quality English steel. They have a long flared eye and medium length shank ending in a sharp point. This is an excellent all-purpose basic embroidery needle. Crewel #7 is a favorite 3 strand smocking needle. Use for felt attaching felt appliqués on the Button-Up Sunsuit. Want a similar needle but a longer length? Choose a Long Darner needle. Want a variety pack? See Karis Silk Ribbon Collection, Smocking Collection & Bullion Collection.