With each cross stitch project taking hours upon hours to complete, its easy to not think about that tiny needle in your hand, however the life of an embroidery needle is a facinating one. Not only were the very first made 30,000 years ago (not a typo, that’s thirty thousand years), but Leonardo da Vinci himself invented a machine to made embroidery needles. It would be silly of us not to have a blog about its awesome history, but for now, how about a video showing how modern cross stitch needles are made?
There’s also this video which goes into some more detail, but doesn’t have the descriptions.
In the mood for more ‘how do they do it’ videos? Check out this ace one on how Kreinik makes embroidery thread.