New needles in the Pony range are black and NOT NICKEL PLATED. This comes as good news to allergy sufferers. These needles have a black non-reflective surface and a white eye, which is very soothing to the eye. Easy threading needles are general purpose sewing needles which are easy to thread. The thread can be pulled into the eye cavity rather than threaded. Easy threading needles have been designed for people who experience difficulties in threading standard sewing needles. Folder of 6 needles.