These are 18 k Gold plated needles from DMC and are ideal for Cross Stitch and Tapestry. They have a blunt tip with a large eye and they slide through the holes in your fabric easily. The gold colour is easier to see against your fabric and they just look beautiful! Four needles per card. Two are Size 26 which is the best for 18 and higher count fabrics plus 14 count Plastic Canvas. Two are Size 24 which are used to 11, 14 and 16 count fabrics.