John James MillinerStraw hand sewing needles, Size 11. Milliners needles are sometimes referred to as Straw needles and are traditionally used in hat making, hence they are called Straw because in the past so many hats were made out of straw. These needles are long with round eyes and ideal when used in the art of pleating and creating fancy decorative stitching or commonly know as smocking. Milliners are sometimes used in bead work. The smaller sizes 10 and 11 are suitable for more fine, decorative stitching. 25 needles per package, 10 packages per bundle, Please order by the bundle.