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Date: 7/16/13 3:15 AM

Not far ago there was a talk on this thread about titanium embroidery needles. So eventually I bought a pack of titanium- coated embroidery needles called "Wool Lana" №110 (#18) by Madeira. (they are "for a thicker wollen thread"). It is the only type of titanium embroidery needle I was able to find. Now I am thinking that the needles perhaps are too thick. May be to use them to embroider thick plush towels? Or jeans topstitching? I am a bit lost. What do you think?

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Date: 7/16/13 5:56 AM

Not only is the size 18 needle thick...but the eye is larger as well because it's made for Lana woolen thread...a thick and fluffy thread.

The larger eye may shred your usual threads...but could try it out on a layered denim scrap with some heavy top stitching thread.

I don't do machine embroidery...looked at maderia.com...saw three other Maderia titanium embroidery needle varieties...Universal Embroidery 80/12, Metallic 90/14 and Glamour 100/16.

So...from where the Wool Lana was purchased...it didn't have the others?

You mentioned you bought a pack...so just one pack (which has 3 needles, right?)...you will use them up when needing something for thick layers and thick thread.

Edited a typo...pesky typos!
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Date: 7/16/13 9:02 AM

Thanks for the reply! No there's the only one type available, and yes, it is a three needle pack.
After you mentioned I checked the Madeira site: http://threads.madeira.de/threads/accessories-and-sewing-aids/titanium-machine-needles.html
They have four titanium embroidery needles, sizes from #80 to #110, and my needles are the thickest.(((
I may go back to buy some Lana wool embroidery thread and try to embroider on a jumper. Something nice may come out, who knows!

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Date: 7/16/13 10:17 AM

You can get Organ brand Titanium coated needles in more than one size.

I first purchased these from Allbrands (see website) for embroidering when using stabilizers with adhesive. The coating helps keep the needle cooler so the adhesive does not soften and gum up the thread and needle.

They worked so well, that I use nothing else for machine embroidery and occasionally for the sewing machine.


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Date: 7/16/13 11:41 AM

Klasse and I think Schmetz carry titanium embroidery needles, readily available at retail stores and machine dealers, most common size used seems to be 80. We've also had great success with topstitch needles for embroidery, sometimes better than embroidery specific needles!

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Date: 7/16/13 12:40 PM

Yes...four in total...I wrote "three other"...meaning in addition to the Wool Lana.

As you said, something nice may come out...a new style for your embroidery...fluffy.

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Date: 7/16/13 1:30 PM

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Date: 7/16/13 1:41 PM

Here's a link to look at: Discount Embroidery Supply

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Date: 7/16/13 1:52 PM

Another website to look at: ctsusa.com

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Date: 7/16/13 5:10 PM

I tried Klasse needles a few years back. I found them to be awfully brittle - I never broke so many needles so quickly. I gave up on them, but wonder if they may have improved in quality now.

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