Hand Embroidery Needles - size 8
These are the needles I use for my embroidery. Actually, I use them for most of my hand sewing as well. My old eyes like having the bigger eye when it comes time to thread the needles.
I carry these in 3 sizes:
Size 8 are a 1/4" shorter than the other two sizes.
Size 7 is a nice "middle of the road" size
Size 6 is the same length as the 7, but it is a "stockier" needle.