1)CREWEL/EMBROIDERY NEEDLES(SIZE 3-9) RM10/pack
Fine needles with large long eyes for easy threading
8-9 suitable for fine embroidery using 1 or 2 strands of cotton,rayon or silk
3-7 multipurpose use with 3 to 6 strands of stranded cotton,silk/rayon or no 8/12 perle cotton.
SIZE 7-9 are ideal for SMOCKING
2) STRAW/MILLINERS NEEDLES(SIZE 5-10) RM10/pack
These needles are for bullions, has tiny eye and long fine shaft.The eye is smaller than the shaft; which makes it easier to pull through the wraps when stitching bullion knots.
9/10 use with 1 or 2 strands
5-8 use with 3/4 strands
1-4 use with 4-6 strands,no 8/12 perle cotton.Also suitable for Brazilian Embroidery
3)CHENILLE 18-20(RIBBON EMBROIDERY) RM2.00 EACH
Chenille needles are sharp and are more suitable for RIBBON EMBROIDERY wherelse Tapestry needles have blunt tips and are more suitable for TAPESTRY work.
Since we're using SATIN RIBBONS ,these two sizes are suitable for ribbon size 1/8 ", 1/4 ",3/8 ".
4) CHENILLE NEEDLES(SIZE 16,14,13)
size 16- RM3.00 each
size 14- RM3.50 each
size 13- RM4.00 each
These needles are for larger ribbons
i) I normally use size 16/14 for 1/2" and 5/8 "ribbons and size 13 for 7/8",and 1"
So far ,I haven't try a 1 1/2 " ribbon yet.I think for a ribbon this size RIBBONWORK is more acceptible; as piercing a wide ribbon through might spoil the fabric.
WATER ERASABLE PEN RM10.00 each
A very important tool for embroiderers ,I advice strongly for anyone doing embroiderywork to have one.
Non permanent markers-suitable for light colored fabric.The marks can be removed by dabbing/rinsing the fabric before applying heat/ironing.