This is the needle I use for all my redwork and colored thread embroidery. It's easy to thread with an elongated eye. Smooth as silk! The thread just glides though the eye making it perfect for those of us who like to use a mile long piece of floss when stitching. There are fifteen size 8 needles in a convenient little case to keep right in your sewing basket.
Once you try them I think you'll love them too!