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Dilu Posts: 8,574

I dug out an old box of rubber finger tips, you know the kind, like secretaries use when counting a million pages of something?

I used to use them to control my fabric sandwhich when I would machine quilt

I am using them on the hand that stabilizes, holds and turns my little felted pieces. 

They do protect against the little minor pokes and jabs.

Fortunetly I haven't had a major kamikaze needle attacks so I don't know how well it would protect against that.  At least I haven't repeated the one from last summer where I went in one side of the nail bed and came out the other, missing the bone altogether.   :dance:

Just thought someone would like to now.....



makafelts Charlotte Des Roches Designs
Adkins, Texas
Posts: 1,543

Great idea..I even have some of those things somewhere..will look for them tomorrow in daylight. I use a spare needle to hold the wool I am working on for the little stuff which helps keep my fingers out of the way, but for the larger stuff that doesn't work so well... Great tip!!!

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Posts: 5,645

wait until you get yourself under your nail ouchie!

rufnut Rufnut Teddy's
Victoria Australia
Posts: 2,725

The old steel ones would work well no jabs under the names,  but no grib at all.   Great idea Dilu.

Judi Luxembears
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,379

Oh..all the injuries we endure for the love of our art!  I find that the longer I have been needle felting, then less likely I am to poke myself.........usually.

Great tip Dilu! :dance:

Dilu Posts: 8,574

Good point Judi,

and the other thing I find is that I mind the minor pokes less.....just stop to be sure I'm not making a mess.  I don't say ouch any more because the hubs always wants to check my blood sugar.....sometimes he can be a mother hen!  gotta love him though

I am very excited to see what Erin and her hubby are creating!  Erin did you know that Louise and her hubby are a bear creating duo too? 


Dilu Posts: 8,574

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