Sashiko is the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting that uses a simple running stitch to create beautifully decorative patterns ideal for patchwork. As with other Japanese textile making and design forms, the sashiko thimble not only provides protection and needle guidance, but also allows for greater fingertip usage and dexterity. This leather palm thimble is worn on the base of the finger and rests on your palm allowing you to use the entire hand for leverage and making it perfect for Sashiko stitching. It has elastic that allows it to stretch to fit any size of fingers. 'Sashiko Thimble' from Nifty Notions.