Missie loves these needles for stitching wool appliqué. They are longer and sharper than what most wool appliqué designers use. These Needles awe easy to hold onto due to their length and they glide right through several layers of cotton and wool. The eye is smaller than a tapestry or chenille and it will glide right through the cotton with no bulk. They work well with 12 weight pearl cotton, 6 or 3 strands of floss, and Missie's favorite 12 weight wool or cotton thread.