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grimmscreed
« on: April 29, 2008 10:16:41 AM »

I just started emboidering a week and a half ago, thanks to Sublime Stitching, and now I'm hookied!  But I have one question -- does anybody know what size embroidery needle comes with the Sublime Stitching Ultimate Embroidery kit?  Because I'd like to get more needles, and it would help me to know what size I already have!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 11:02:11 AM »

I'm not sure what size needle is in the stitch it kit, you could e-mail them at their customer service e-mail address on their website.  They are really good at getting back to you within a few hours. 

I bought a pack of needles by DMC sizes 1-5 that are great for embroidery.  There are a couple in the pack that are quite close in size (length & size of eye) to the needle from the stitch it kit, although I use the next size smaller from the DMC pack.
        
http://www.dmc-usa.com/majic/pageServer/0t010000kd/en_US/DMC-Needles.html
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They can be bought at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics, or any crafty type store.  Maybe even in the small sewing section that Wal-Mart or Target has.  You can always do what I did which is take the needle with you and go to a crafty store and start comparing your needle to the embroidery needles in the package.

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008 06:53:49 PM »

Well, I have the Ultimate Embroidery Kit from the website, not the Stitch It kit, but I should still e-mail customer service and ask, you're right.  But since I seem to be carrying my needlework with me everywhere I go these days, it probably won't be too hard to compare them at the craft store next time, if I'm too lay to send e-mail.

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008 03:29:18 PM »

They are wonderful and fast about answering questions. Definitely drop them a line.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008 12:54:10 PM »

I would guess the needle in the stitch-it kit is a Embroidery size 1.  It is huge but most Embroidery needles come in mix packs from size 3-9 (3 being the largest) or 5-10.  Other notes embroidery needles have a sharp point (cross stitch needles called tapestry needles are blunted) if you like the design of the cross stitch needles but want the sharp point look for Chenille needles which are sized the same as Tapestry (I like the 24 to 28 range depending on what I'm doing -28 the smallest).  Chenille and tapestry needles however are not as good for French knots which work better with a regular embroidery needle because the cylinder of it does not wow out at all.
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