You may ask, what could possibly derail the creation of hexies, here at hexi creation central? a simple nail trimming. . .I noticed while I was stitching, that to save my finger from the occasional jab of the needle, I was using the tip of my nail.
With the little ones, I don’t keep my nails long – but after a very close trim I only had to send the needle shooting up between my nail and the flesh it protects once to end ALL hexie production.
then the search began. . .
The first thing I tried, not pictured above, is something called Thimble-It. They are these clear oval shaped stickers that you place on your finger covering the needle contact point. These are great because you can place them where you need them. They didn’t work for me, because it took a while to work them in. . .when you first place them on your finger they are stiff and unyielding. On contact the needle will slide right off and can jab you and i needed something that would be ready when i was ready for that 2 minutes allotted by the nippers.
The pretty pink and silver topped thimble would be great for quilting a long running stitch I bet. Bought a medium, just a little too snug. I have big hands
the plastic purple one? I thought for sure I had found a winner, I figured being plastic it would bend, yet protect and it was PURPLE! No dice, bought the large, it kind of spins on my finger but that could have been resolved. Unfortunately it is a hard unyielding plastic, the slight grooves weren’t located where I would rest the needle. . .I gave up on that one. . .
now the last little leather cutie. . .that’s the one!
Please ignore the dry lizard skin. . .so far this leather one by Clover fits the bill. It will yield to the needle just enough to stop it from slipping and protects my finger! It accommodates the finger/needle contact point – awesome. I just shoulda bought a large! This one is a little tight, but I wonder if that is due to the fact that leather will stretch a little over time. . .I’ll try it for a while longer. . .