Long darners needles, also known as doll needles or long darning needles, are a type of hand sewing needle that are specifically designed for various needlework tasks, including darning, mending, and sewing together fabrics or yarns. They are a longer version of regular darner needles, which allows for greater versatility in their usage, particularly when working with thick or layered fabrics, or when stitching through multiple layers.
One of the key features of long darners needles is their elongated length. This extended length makes them an ideal choice for projects that require deep penetration of the needle through several layers of fabric or yarn, such as doll making, upholstery work, and the joining of knitted or crocheted pieces.
Long darners needles have a sharp point, which ensures that they can easily pass through various types of materials without snagging or causing damage. They also have a long, narrow eye, which accommodates different thread types and thicknesses, from sewing thread to embroidery floss.
The size of long darners needles varies, with the smaller numbers representing larger needles. When selecting a needle for a particular project, it is important to consider the thickness of the fabric or yarn being used, as well as the desired stitch tension and appearance.