New needles in the Pony range are black and NOT NICKEL PLATED. This comes as good news to allergy sufferers. These needles have a black non-reflective surface and a white eye, which is very soothing to the eye. With a small round eye and a sharp point, betweens are short needles made for fine and even stitches on heavy fabric. Widely used for small, intricate stitching and detailed hand work. Sizes 7, 8 and 9 are perfect for hand stitching quilts. Folder of 20 needles.