Tapestry needles have a large eye and a blunt round point and are especially adapted for the use in needlepoint and cross stitch. Gold Plated Tapestry needles are a luxury needle every serious needle enthusiast should own. They also make an ideal gift for the discerning sewer.
Once you have experienced using these you will want no other needle. The gold plating allows the needle to slip through the fabric beautifully and with ease and therefore thus resulting in less friction and indeed quickens the art of sewing.