Thimble is a small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the tip of finger that when the needle is pushed in the sewing or quilting. There are many types which are made from metal or harden or ergonomic moulded plastic and some are adjustable. Finger guards differ from tailors’ thimbles in that they often have a top but are open on one side. Some finger guards are little more than a finger shield attached to a ring to maintain the guard in place.
Hemline metal one with non slip tops to help push the needle through your fabric. These are on cards which you can try size before opening the packet.
Prym ergonomic thimbles are breathable thimbles which mould round your finger while you are working and still protecting. Breathing slots for greater comfort – reduces sweating. End cap is padded internally – helps prevent pressure marks
Clover Adjustable thimble ideal for when doing Sashico needlework