Tulip Hiroshima Needles and more!

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Tulip as a brand have 50 years of experience with needle manufacturing. They have gained an outstanding process to develop a high-quality product that is both reliable and easy to use - Tulip Japan.

We are living in a world where accuracy and reliability is key which is why Tulip has now made a big impression with their sewing needles, beading needles, crochet hooks and knitting needles.

 

Check out our full range of Tulip products here.

 

Tulip have now brought out their new 'Knina Knitting Needles'. The needles were conceived from the desire to make knitting more comfortable for day to day knitters.

Photo : Knina Knitting Needles - 80cm and 60cm.

 

*BEST SELLER ALERT*

The 'ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set'. The idea originally came from a request Tulip received by phone from a customer: "Can you makes a pink crochet hook?"  The first limited ETIMO edition sold out and straight away.
Tulip now proudly present the 'ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set' and we back them on how amazing they are!

 Photo : ETIMO Rose Crochet Hook Set

 

World Famous Beading Needles

"Once you use a Tulip beading needle, you cannot use any other needle again". 
Tulip have gained a reputation for superior quality among customers who enjoy using them and have received an amazing amount of praises. The amount of time, effort and skills Tulip craftsman have gone through is amazing. They have researched and monitored temperature and atmospheric conditions to achieve optimal hardening and tempering to produce needles that bend without breaking and resist warping or curving.

 Photo : Beading Needles #10 to #13, assorted.

 

Another type of beading needle in the Tulip collection are the Sucre beading needles.

The needles themselves come with a smooth tip for smooth beading. They are made with soft and colourful cushion grips to keep your hands from getting tired. They are easy to hold and make beading a little easier for beginners.

 Photo : Sucre Bead Crochet Hooks Set

 

Hiroshima Needles are tempered by closely monitored heating and quenching to produce strong needles with just the right amount of flexibility. The different types of Hiroshima Needles are as follows:

Needle Type  Size of Needles Description
Milliners  #3,#5,#7,#8, #9, #10, #10 Big Eye

Used for appliqué along with basting, binding and general hand sewing. The body (eye and shaft of the needle) is uniform throughout, finished with a sharp point to easily pierce fabric. The eye of the needle is designed for easy threading and is polished thoroughly to prevent threads from snagging; the needles are then finished with superior polish ensuring they glide effortlessly through fabric. (Also known as Straw needles)

Chenille

#18,#20,#22,#24

Tapered and sharpened to ensure they easily pierce fabric. The elongated eye of the needle is designed to accommodate thicker thread or strands of floss, the eye is also gold plated for easy threading and thoroughly polished to prevent snagging. Chenille needles are ideal for tying quilts, candle wicking, embroidery with pearl cotton and stitching on coarse fabric.

Sashiko

Assorted Long, Assorted Short

Uniform throughout their length, ending in a sharp point to easily pierce fabric. They are long to collect several stitches before pulling the thread through. The elongated eye of the needle is designed to accommodate the Sashiko thread.

Tapestry 

#17,#18,#20#22,#23,#24,#25

Cross stitch needles are tapered from the large eye to blunt or rounded tip, the rounded tip is designed to go between the warp and weft thread of loosely woven fabrics. Tapestry needles are ideal for counted, canvas and cross stitch work whilst avoiding piercing the fabrics threads. The large eye of the needle is designed to accommodate thicker thread or yarn whilst the gold plated eye aids easy threading and prevents snagging. (Also known as cross stitch or yarn needles).

Embroidery

#3,#4,#5,#6,#7,#8,#9,#10

Tapered and sharpened to easily pierce fabric,The elongated eye of the needle is used to accommodate thicker threads or strands of floss and the gold plating on the eye assists with easy threading. (Also known as crewel needles).

Sewing

#7,#8,#9

Tapered and sharpened to easily pierce fabric. The eye of the needle is designed for easy threading and is polished throughout to prevent snagging.

Quilt Basting

Long/Regular

Tulip Quilt Basting needles also known as longs are nearly twice as long as regular quilting needles allowing quick, large basting stitches. Quilt Basting needles are sharpened to the perfect point for ease in piercing the layers or a quilt sandwich. The needles are finished with a superior polish which ensures they glide effortlessly through the fabric, the eye of the needle is designed for easy threading and is thoroughly polished to prevent snagging.

Appliqué

#10,#10 Big Eye,#11

Tulip Appliqué needles also known as sharps are thin needles which are sharpened to the perfect point to easily pierce fabric, the eye of the needle is polished thoroughly to prevent snagging and the needles are finished with a superior polish to ensure they glide through the fabric. The round eye of the needle is designed to aid in easy threading, there is also an even easier to thread needle with a big eye which is available in a size 10.

Piecing #8,#9 Tulip Piecing needles are tapered and sharpened to easily pierce fabric. The eye of the needle is designed for easy threading and is finished with a superior polish ensuring they glide through the fabric effortlessly.
Quilting #8,#9,#10,#12,#13 Tulip Quilting needles are shorter than regular needles and are sharpened to the perfect point for piercing multiple layers of fabrics and batting. The eye of the needle is designed for easy threading and is thoroughly polished to prevent snagging and the needle is finished with superior polish which ensures they glide through fabric.

 

 


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