Beading Needles (Art. No. 1764/1)
DMC Beading Needles are 2” – 2 ¼ ” long made of premium grade nickel plated steel. Needles are available in an assortment of sizes ranging from 10 to 13. Four beading needles come in every package.
How to Use
DMC Beading Needles are thin enough to accommodate most bead holes for easy threading right onto your needle. To stitch on a bead use 1 ply matching colored floss. Knot one end of the thread and thread your beading needle. Bring needle up through the fabric to the right side and thread a bead onto the needle, slide it down to the fabric for correct positioning and then continue with your stitch. Continue sewing beads using this running stitch. On straight lines, depending on the size of the bead, several beads can be threaded on the needle and sewn on in a single stitch. Every 3 or 4 beads, take a back stitch to secure. Always use good quality glass beads for your embroidery project as plastic beads can melt during ironing.
To thread your beading needle you will use a version of the ‘Pinch and Poke’ needle threading method – Cut a clean end of thread and pinch it between your thumb and forefinger, leaving only a tiny little bit of the end exposed. Holding the needle in your other hand, “poke” the eye of the needle over the tip and the thread into the eye, then pull the thread through.
To view diagrams and learn how to thread your needle click here.