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. Chenille needles are identical in size and thickness to the blunt tapestry needles. However, chenille needles have a very sharp point and are ideal for heavy embroidery work in closely woven materials. Use also for surface embroidery with cottons and silks. With its sharp point, the chenille needle is suited to surface stitches. And with its long eye, its very easy to thread. Folder of 6 needles.