I could only post 3 pictures on the other posting.....close up of my products I use. Yes, there is a bent needle in the package as this is where I put them (upside down) when they are damaged. I have tried other brands but I bend them too easy. This brand is easy to thread the eye of needle. I also pull my quilt fairly tight in the hoop, smoothing back side and top, if its too tight just push my hand in middle to loosen.