The Size 11 Straw needle is extra fine and flexible. It is the size preferred for intricate hand applique. It also works great for beading projects.
Best known for use in hand applique, the Straw needle has a narrow shank that glides easily through several layers of fabric. Since the eye of the needle is punched within the existing shank, it does not hesitate at the eye when pulled through fabric. The Straw needle is also useful for basting, hand piecing, and applique.