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I wonder if anyone can help. I have a severe metal allergy and I am finding problems with cross stitch/tapestry needles. I have tried the gold plated needles but still end up with blisters on my hands. I cannot find any plastic needles of the right size. Can anyone help me find cross stitch needles that will not cause a reaction please. -- Annie from Leicester
- I've checked all over the internet and can only find plastic NEEDLEPOINT needles which will not fit through cross stitch fabric. Sorry. Maybe someone else can help. -- Kate from Kansas -- Jan 21
- Hi there In the last several month ago I had notice that there is a new kind of needle that has like a point in metal at the end of it. I am sure it is for cross stitching you can get it by google or Aliexpress.com. Hope that help. -- Esther from Providence -- Jan 24
- I just want to tell you that you can wear a white glove to protect you fingers and hand from the sweat and dirt too. Good luck by the way the needle has a small ball at its end. Good luck. -- Esther from Providence -- Jan 24
- Honestly, I can't imagine that it would be easy to stitch wearing a glove, but who knows! -- Lucy from -- Jan 27
- Thanks for all the replies. I have tried cotton and throw away gloves - it is impossible to sew with them. Esther, do you have any idea what the needle is called as I cannot find anything. -- Annie from Leicester -- Jan 28
- Have you tried nickle free needles? Available on the net. -- Maria from UK -- Jan 30
- Stainless steel needles, aluminium needles, available on the net. -- Maria from UK -- Jan 30
- Hi everyone, you have no idea how many supposed nickle free needles I have purchased yet still the same problem. Same with stainless steel. I cannot find aluminium ones that aren't nickle coated. I am getting so desperate now. I did 3 very large projects and suffered through the blisters but I simply cannot deal with the pain anymore. -- Annie from Leicester -- Feb 01
- https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeeknitKA Bamboo needles! I have no idea if these would work for you but you could have a quick look at them! -- Maria from UK -- Feb 01
- Hi Maria, you are an absolute total genius! I have ordered some bamboo needles. I have also found some platinum needles and will also try those -- Annie from Leicester UK -- Feb 01
- https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/non-metal-needles-t272683.html an interesting 3 page feed from another board, maybe give you some more ideas! -- Maria from UK -- Feb 03
- Thanks for everyone's help. I purchased the bamboo needles but when they arrived they were about 10 times the size of a normal needle and I suspect would only be suitable for sewing wool. I also purchased the platinum needles but I am waiting for the current blisters to clear up before I try them. I will let you know how I get on with them. -- Annie from Leicester UK -- Feb 09
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