These are first quality JOHN JAMES #26 PETITE GOLD Tapestry needles, just without the wrapper. Buy in bulk and save on one of the more popular sizes. The tapestry needle is known for their large eye which allow them to carry a heavier weight yarn or thread. Their blunt tip allows them to pass through loosely-woven fabric such as embroidery canvas or even-weave material without catching or tearing. Choose in quantity multiples of 25. You will save on the shipping also. Manufactured in England by skilled craftsmen. John James needles are polished and honed for exceptionally smooth stitching.