These Sharps needles are made of quality English steel. They have a small slender eye and a slender shaft ending in a sharp point. These needles are ideal for small fine bullions, white work, fine hand embroideries, quilting and hand appliqué. Want a similar needle but a longer length? Choose a Milliner/Straw needle. If the eye is too small to thread, try a Needle Threader. Want a variety pack? See Karis Silk Ribbon Needle Collection, Smocking Needle Collection & Bullion Needle Collection.