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Schmetz GOLD Embroidery Needle $11.00


5 needles      $11.00 (GST inc.)


The SCHMETZ GOLD Embroidery Needle with a hightech compound surface coating from Titanium Nitride/Mardchrome.   Gold needles will last 3 times longer than other needles.  They are especially good when using a high stitch count embroidery design.  they have a slightly rounded point and enlarged eye.


Size 75/11 - using single layer of fabric with stabilizer
Size 90/14 - using through wadding



Features and benefits:



  • A 4x harder needle surface than normal embroidery needles - The SCHMETZ GOLD Embroidery Needle even is forgiving small operator's faults as well as touching the throatplate. 

  • An excellent wear resistance of the needle - Even big embroidery patterns with thousands of stitches can be achieved without exchanging the needle.

  • A super hard needle tip - An even stitch pattern appearance from the first to the last stitch.  Embroidering without fabric damage caused by a worn needle tip.

  • A big hard-coated eye - Easy threading even of heavy yarns.  Easy yearn flow through the needle eye.  Less yarn abrasion and a clear pattern.

  • An anti-adhesive surface - No dogging of the needle eye and long groove when embroidering through glue coatings and foam.

  • Standard dimensions - Can be used on all popular household sewing machines.  Especially suited for sewing machines with special embroidery programs. 

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 26 September, 2009.

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