Do you use one of these? I don’t know why, but I suspect this might be a divisive question!
For ages, I thought thimbles were an affectation with no genuine sewing use. Then I began hand sewing with some incredibly small and slender Japanese needles. With each stitch, I’d push the needle through the fabric with the pad of my middle finger. Over time, the finger began to get sore. Then the skin broke. Then a scarlet dot blossomed.
It was time to reach for the thimble.
I felt ashamed of my prior scorn. How naive I was! How little I knew about the hazards of hand sewing! Do you use a thimble? Or do you laugh, It’s health and safety gone mad! I’m dying to know.