These needles are from John James and are ideal for Cross Stitch. 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. There are four needles per card. 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.