This needle has a ball point for embroidery on most fabrics. We recommend this needle any time the pedal is to the medal. Use this for machine embroidery, stippling and machine applique - anytime the needle has the potential to heat up. The titanium nitride ceramic coating improves needle wear, resistance and it also prevents thread shredding from heat. An enlarged eye accommodates special application threads. Size 75/11, 5 per card.