Best answer: Do you use a thimble to embroider?

What is the purpose of using thimble in hand embroidery?

The thimble’s purpose is to allow you to use more of your hand while hand sewing, as opposed to simply pinching the tiny needle between two fingers. The thimble allows you the protection to fully employ a third finger for hand sewing, giving you exponentially greater control, precision, and speed.

What do you use a thimble for?

As the purpose of a thimble is to prevent discomfort while sewing by providing a barrier between fingertips and the blunt end of a needle, it is likely that the earliest thimbles were created closely following the invention of sewing.

Do I need a thimble?

A thimble protects the finger from the eye end of the needle. Pushing a needle through thick layers of fabric is much easier with a thimble. Pulling a needle through fabric layers can be very tiring on your thumb and index finger. Using a thimble is more comfortable and relieves the extra strain on your fingers.

On which finger is thimble worn?

You wear a traditional thimble (usually on your index or middle finger) to protect your finger from the eye-end of the needle. If you use your index or middle finger to push the eye-end of a needle enough times your finger will get hurt; that’s where a thimble like this comes in handy.

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Why is a thimble called a thimble?

A thimble is a cap that fits over the finger to protect it when pushing a needle during sewing. The word, derived from Middle English, literally means “thumb shield.”

How do I choose the right thimble?

Measure the finger at the base of the nail on the finger that you want to wear the thimble. For taller thimbles, measure between the base of the nail and your first knuckle. 1. Use a plastic strip ring sizer (free upon request) to measure the finger for the thimble.