I wrap the tip of my finger with band aids or tape , but the needle , over time , pokes me . I end up with a little hole after large stitching projects . And yes it is a little painful , its time for a finger rest . Meanwhile , while I am healing , Ive started another cigarette boxes recycle project . I taped the boxes together with masking tape , and Im in the process of layering the Ridgedwrap . This will be a sort of sculptured and decorated shelf .