Monday, March 15, 2010

You've Gotta Try This!



I have been using this thimble for some weeks now and I'm totally converted! It looks very insubstantial, but therein lies it's practicality. It is a small, concave and dimpled stainless steel disc which attaches to your finger with strong double sided tape. When I'm sewing it stays there for hours, in fact the longer it is attached to my finger the stronger it's hold, and I forget it's there. I have quite a collection of various thimbles that I have accumulated over the years, some are homemade leather protectors, some I have bought. My mother gave me a lovely antique silver thimble many years ago, which I used constantly until I wore through the tip. I took it to a jeweler for repairs and he thought he was doing me a favour when he smoothed out all the dents on the tip! Obviously he had never sewn in his life and didn't realise why they were there, the thimble was rendered useless and now resides in a display cabinet with a few other "treasures". And no I'm not left handed I just popped the thimble on my other hand so I could hold the camera for the photo without contorting myself and doing myself a mischief :)

9 comments:

  1. Well that is different. I have never seen one like that before. I find it hard to wear a thimble. To use it over and over you must have to put on new tape? You could put it just where you need it.
    Hugs, linda

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  2. The tape lasts for many applications of the thimble, so long as you keep it somewhere fuzz free. I store mine in an old photo film canister along with the little dots of tape. You can really fine tune where you put it so it's in the optimum spot :)

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  3. Now that looks like a great idea, since I've got a hole in the end of my middle finger from sewing noses!

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  4. Oh, that looks like a thimble I could use. Working with real fur, I need a thimble to push the needle through, but I can't stand the full finger ones. Hence....holey fingers lol.

    I'll have to look for this kind here ! Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs, Tammy

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  5. I might need to try to get some for your workshop next month....they sound great!

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  6. Hi Linda, Thanks so sharing, this looks well worth a go!
    Hugs Helen

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  8. If you can not be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.............................................

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