An all time favorite, this is one of the needles I use for my hand applique. It's easy to thread. Fine enough for the most delicate fabrics yet strong enough so it won't bend. I even use them for my hand piecing. They are officially considered a Milliner/Straw needle in a size 10. There are 15 needles in a convenient little case to keep right in your sewing basket.
Once you try them I think you'll love them too!