Tulip was founded in Hiroshima, a region known for its needle making, in 1948 and, ever since then, they have always carried out their business on the principle of "Quality First". The main features of Tulip needles are their smooth fabric piercing and their flexibility. They have more than 30 processes to make sure that each of their needles is safe and high quality. The features of the Hiroshima needles are: they're polished lengthwise in streaks to minimize the contact surface with the cloth, they have a large eye, they're flexible and warp resistant. Available in several sizes, and beading/crewel as well. Come packaged 6/glass vial.