For each Season there's a reason and for each task there's a needle!
Choosing the right needle is as important as choosing the right fabric when you are doing handwork. The wrong needle and your hands will ache for hours, your thread will pull the fabric, you wonderful hand dyed threads will fray...
If the needle you chose doesn't allow your thread to glide through your fabric, if it gets stuck right at the eye and you have to tug to get it over to the other side... rethink the needle!
Beginner's take notice:
The needle should make the hole large enough for the fabric to just glide right through without tugging.