plastic needle
I seem to have a metal allergy or fabric allergy. I stitch a lot and my fingers are very sore. Does anyone know if a plastic needle is available. I'm trying to narrow down the reason for my "condition"
Posted by: randd2178 on 01/10/17
I have not seen a plastic needle. Might try a titanium needle and/or gloves. I have several thing that I am allergic to, including nickle, methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), methylisothiazolinone (MC) and formaldehyde releasing chemicals. I imaging all of which can be found in fabric sizing and floss. I ended up getting patch testing done, as I couldn't isolate the culprit of my inflammations. Good luck to you, as it can be a tedious process to self-identify.
by: MarzHere on 01/10/17
I Googled "do plastic embroidery needles exist" and there were a couple of links.
by: Marydenmark on 01/10/17
All of the ladies I know with this type of problem use a Platinum needle.

While they are more expensive, they do not cause any allergic reaction and last well....just don't lose them!

John James makes Platinum needles.
by: MissKitty on 01/10/17
You might also try multiple rinsing of your fabric, as there may be finishing chemicals. And if all else fails, my local grocer store sells very form-fitting, non-latex, gloves.

Oh, and if washing fabric, use one that is fragrance- and dye-free. Good luck!

by: lnkenny on 01/10/17