DMC Chenille Needles - Size 22
Premium grade nickel plated steel needles. Large-scale crewel or modern stitchery employs heavier threads for which you will want the sharp chenille needles in larger sizes. Larger eye chenille needles work well with silk ribbon embroidery.
Chenille needles size 22 and 24 make good beginning sashiko needles. The needle is fairly sharp and the shaft of the needle is thin enough to go through most sashiko fabrics without putting a large hole in the fabric. The eye is a little larger than most sashiko needles, so it is easier for a beginner to thread.