Hand Quilting Thimble Search
by Luci D.
I have an elderly friend who has lost her favorite thimble and would be SO happy if I could find her another one. It was less than 1/4" and slipped over just the TIP of the finger NAIL. It was sort of heart-shaped and silver or stainless, not sure.
Can anyone help me make this little lady's day?
If you do any hand stitching, you certainly become to your thimble. I keep a couple of spares on hand of my favorite kind because if it's not stapled to my forehead, I'll probably lose it.
So I feel for your friend.
I did a bit of searching and have come up with two possible options for you. Neither is quite as small as you described, but both do have dimples to help control the needle and are metal, not leather.This first-hand quilting thimble shown to the right is made by Clover and is called an 'open-sided thimble'
It will accommodate nicely manicured nails while protecting the finger from needle pokes.
This next contender is a bit smaller.The Clover Adjustable Ring Thimble
is the next possibility that I found.
Clover suggests using it for basting and Sashiko. But it also fits your description of your friend's lost thimble. Another version of this same thimble comes with a removable 'plate'.
If these don't work, then...
...I suggest doing a Google search and then using the 'Images' link on the Google search bar. This type of search will bring back lots of pictures of thimbles that may help you narrow down your hunt.
The terms I recommend starting with are:
- ring thimbles
- hand quilting thimbles
- open thimbles
Each will bring back a variety of images that may bring you closer to a solution.
Readers, if the thimble this gal is looking for sounds familiar, do help us out. Just use the 'comment' link below to share your information!
I hope this has been helpful to you. Good luck and let us know how your search turns out.
P.S. Luci, you're a good friend to have!