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Paulie_86
« on: October 22, 2008 12:36:09 AM »

Hi

I was wondering if someone could help me. I just bought some DMC Perle Cotton 5 thread for a textiles assignment and some crewel needle, but I cant seem to get the thread in the eye of the needle.

What needle size should I use when using DMC Perele Cotton thread?

Thanks for your help

:)Paula
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bookwormbethie
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 10:56:46 AM »

I generally use DMC size 5 needles and am able to get DMC Perle Cotton size 12 through the eye. 

I would guess that size 6 is thicker so I would use whatever size needle will let you get the thread through the eye but also be suitable for your fabric.  Bigger eyes generally mean a thicker needle so you also want to make sure you aren't leaving big holes in your fabric.  If you have a fabric store nearby, I've found in my experience that the sales clerks are very helpful and friendly, so maybe they could help you out too. 

Best of luck
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Dona Leonor
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008 01:50:14 PM »

You may find this link helpful:
http://www.karimeaway.com/files/Karis%20Needle%20Size%20and%20Use%20Guide.pdf

When I was starting to embroidery a few years ago I was always confuse with the needle sizes and someone share with me the link above. No more needle size confusion for me, I hope it helps you too !
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