Premium grade nickel plated steel needles. Tapestry needles are large eye needles that allow the user to thread tapestry wool or six-stranded cotton, whilst the blunt end enables the needle to pass through canvas without tearing it. DMC-Tapestry Hand Needles. The blunt rounded end of these tapestry needles slips easily through the holes of canvas or into the weave of fabric without snagging or piercing and the long oval eye carries more than the usual number of strands of yarn. These nickel-plated steel needles are available in a variety of sizes: quantity per package varies by size. Imported.