The needle for Relief Stitch is also known as the "Magic Needle".It is undoubtedly the most ideal and practical solution for creating relief embroideries with wool and cotton threads. It is very simple to use and wonderful results are guaranteed! (Here is a Tutorial on YouTube).
This version of the needle is made by a craft in Italy according to a patent of the beginning of the XX century (each item is handmade!). It is entirely stainless steel made and it is 13cm. long and it has a practical plastic cap to protect its point.
The manual embroidery of relief stitches is suitable for decorating linens (for example, monograms) especially when the fabric on which we want to make the embroidery is thick (like the sponge). You can use all types of threads (if they do not exceed the dimensions of the needle's eye): moulinés, perlés, crochet or knitting wools etc. The result obtained with the manual embroidery is definitely better than that you can have with any sewing machine.