Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:12 AM
I wrap the yarn up between my little finger and ring finger, then over the top of the rest and down between my first and thumb - tensioning with my middle finger so my ring finger was getting sore. Also my first finger where I was using it to poke the number 7 steel hook into some of the stitches....
I thought of wrapping my fingers in some sort of tape but didn't want to get my thread sticky if it starts peeling off at the sides.... anyone got any better sugestions or does this problem disappear after you've been doing it a while? Advice from the experts would be appreciated! Thank you
Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:33 AM
You can't use the same hold and tension on the different materials because they are so different. Once you do get tension right - you'll know it! and your hands won't hurt.
Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:11 AM
Bandageing the finger interferes with my ability to properly feel the hook and thread and I've never liked that solution. I hope you find something to help, moggy.
She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13
Oh, just whatever strikes my fancy, but probably thread...
Posted 14 April 2008 - 10:50 AM
I'm also crocheting with thread at the moment making a table runner for a wedding gift. Hoping to get it done by the 20th of April. I'm using size 7:hook hook with size 10 thread.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 10:53 AM
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 11:12 AM
I have slightly loosened my stitches, thanks sunnyw, so no more pushing and I have taken a deep breath and relaxed!! Happy fingers
Posted 09 May 2008 - 04:15 PM
I know what you mean about sore fingers - especially with thread!
One way I found to take the strain off a little was to hold a little stress ball in my left hand so that I wasn't "pushing" against myself - the tension was going either into the thread or into the ball.
If you want something scary:eek have been known to end up with bleeding fingers after working with wire....
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