Schmetz embroidery needles are a type of sewing machine needle that are specifically designed for machine embroidery. They have a slightly larger eye and a specially shaped scarf that helps to reduce thread breakage and shredding, allowing the needle to smoothly and consistently stitch through the fabric.
These needles have a sharp point that makes it easy to pierce through the fabric, and they come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different thread and fabric weights. The most common sizes for embroidery needles are 75/11 and 90/14.
Schmetz embroidery needles are designed to work with all types of embroidery threads, including cotton, rayon, polyester, and metallic. They can also be used for decorative stitching and free-motion quilting.
It's important to use the correct size and type of needle when doing machine embroidery to ensure that the stitches are even and the thread doesn't break or shred. Schmetz embroidery needles are a popular choice among embroiderers because of their reliability, durability, and consistent performance.