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What kind of needle do you need for needle punch embroidery?

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The needle used in modern punch needle embroidery is a hollow needle that features an eye well towards its pointed end. The needle is mounted in a handle. Yarn passes through the hollow needle and out through the eye, and a gauge within the device determines loop length.

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The sizes of needles vary, and it is important for the stitcher to use the smallest needle that allows the chosen yarn to flow freely. This ensures that the stitches keep the correct tension. Some needlepunch tools feature removable handles that allow the stitcher to change point sizes without buying a completely new tool, and some have built-in gauges that replace the usual plastic add-on gauges.

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