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. This set of household sewing needles includes sharps needles in sizes 5 and 7, tapestry needles in size 19 and short darners in size 8. Folder of 12 needles.