These needles are from John James and are ideal for Cross Stitch. Four needles per card. Made in England. They are easy threading as you just need to pull the thread down onto the needle eye- you do not need to thread through the hole as with other needles. They have a blunt tip which means they easily pass through the holes in your fabric. Size 28 are suitable for 18 count & higher fabrics as they are a very fine needle with a large eye. Size 26 are suitable for fabrics with a count of 16 or higher. Size 24 are the largest needles and they are suitable for 11 to 16 count fabrics.