Embroidery Needles

The right embroidery needle really matters! Organ needles are Gunold's sole needle offering, because they are simply the best available. Both the quality and selection of this brand name needle are outstanding. Organ needles are made of highly-polished surgical steel and available in ballpoint and sharp styles. Also, all organ needles have extra-large eyes to make threading easy and larger shafts for decreased deflection.  
For fantastic embroidery, the correct needle is just as important as the base fabric and embroidery thread.  Commercial embroiderers need the right round shank commercial needles.  We offer ballpoint round shank needles in six popular sizes and sharp styles in three sizes. With Organ needles there is always an ideal needle for any embroidery material. Download Gunold's selection chart for embroidery needles.

Organ Features

  • Highly polished, surgical steel needles.
  • Extra-large eyes for easier threading.
  • Larger shafts for decreased deflection.
  • Less thread breakage.
  • Less skipped stitches.
  • Increased needle durability.

How to find the right embroidery needle

Every fabric requires a specific type and size of an embroidery needle. It’s important to consider these important needle characteristics:
  • Needle Size: The needle size must be correct for the weight and texture of the material to be embroidered.
  • Needle Point: The needlepoint, whether a sharp needle or ball point needle, must also be carefully chosen so it's appropriate for the materials.
The finer the embroidery thread and the sheerer the fabric, the smaller the needle size should be. The thicker the embroidery thread, the larger the needle size should be, because the needle's eye must be larger to accommodate the thread.
Tip: Slip the thread into a needle outside of the machine. Hold the thread horizontal and fairly taut on both ends. Then let the needle slide down by alternately lifting the right and left hand. If the needle slides easily down the thread, the needle size is correct.

Embroidery Needle Sizes and Types and Applications

When choosing a needle consider tip shapes. For perfect embroidery results, three different categories are available:
  • Standard Point Needles (uncoded): Suitable for densely woven fabrics like denim, twill, corduroy, etc.
  • Medium ball point needles (SES): Suitable for light and heavyweight fabrics, densely-woven knits, fleece and terry cloth. Extremely efficient if you change embroidery materials frequently.
  • Large ball point needles (SUK): Suitable for densely-woven knits with a loose weave, knit fabrics and thick sweatshirt materials. The large ballpoints separate the mesh and guarantee great embroidery results on loosely woven materials.
For more information about our embroidery needle selection, contact us today!