|How traditional needles are made:
- Steel is made into wire.
- The wire is straightened and cut to pieces equal to the
length of 2 needles.
- Points are ground onto each end of these pieces.
- Two holes are stamped in the middle of the wire to make
- The two needles are separated.
- The eyes are cleaned in a process known as cheeking.
- The needles are then hardened and tempered.
- Burrs are removed and the needles are polished.
- The needles are then plated in nickel to prevent rusting
and make them shiny and smooth.
|How Spiral eye needles are made
Sorry, that's a secret. But I will tell you it takes even more
steps and specialized equipment than the traditional needle
It isn't as simple as just cutting an eye into an existing
needle. The material it is made from, as well as the process
of making it had to be reinvented.
Below are closeup pictures of various prototypes for the
Spiral Eye Needle.
were there so many gadgets
out there to thread a needle,
yet no one stopped to say, wait
a minute, it isn't me that has a
problem, it is the design of the
||Spiral eye needles are child's play.
Everything in this picture was made using a Spiral Eye Needle.
The Size 4/22 embroidery is the perfect starter needle for
younger users. They can punch holes in the shape of the
letters of their name, and then embroider through those same
holes with bright colors.
Learning to sew buttons onto a piece of material is a great life
skill every child should learn. The size 4/22 needle, will go
through most button holes and basic cotton materials with
The size 4/22 embroidery needle works especially well with
wide weave material, like 14 count. Aida, and is able to hold up
to six strands of embroidery floss. (You do have to thread it two
or three threads at a time, but the eye will hold six.)
The sock monkey project was done with the size 24
Beading necklaces made from noodles or shells is always a
The yarn needle used in the threading bear is a size 13.
|Needle threaders are great, if you can find the eye to put the
thin metal wire into it. And if you can keep track of where the
to pull a double piece of thread through it.
||Spiral Eye Side Threading Needles
patent # US 8,151,720 B2
The original side threading needle
Easy to thread. Stays threaded.
Made in America from 100% surgical stainless steel.