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1sew955 | Posted in General Discussion on

I like to make a pair of gardening gloves for me. Several years ago I fell down and did some injury to my right hand. I have a large hand size 8 and am seeking patterns for gloves and leather suppliers. Fabric and knitted gloves wear out way too quickly.   The  gardening tasks are pruning roses, pruning other trees, heavy duty weeding and protection from thorns, cuts, garden variety pests and snakes.  Men’s gloves are way too big. any ideas?

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  1. damascusannie | | #1

    I think that it'd be cheaper in the long run to simply buy two sets of gloves in the right sizes and throw away the extra glove in each pair. If a man's small is too large, how does a women's large fit?

  2. PASDENOM | | #2

    Through trial and error I've decided the best gloves are a breathable fabric with a rubberized palm and fingers. The ones made for women are always weaker. The sturdiest pair I found this year were in the automotive section at Target. Amazingly they fit my small woman hands.

  3. Teaf5 | | #3

    I, too, have large hands, and I have four different kinds of gardening gloves, one for each particular type of task, and each has lasted more than ten years of very heavy use:

    Soll Knit makes a Nitrile glove that has a textured rubber on the outside and soft knit inside; they're made for handling toxic waste, so they are water- and thorn- proof and work for nearly all gardening, including grasping little weeds, because they are slim and supple but incredibly strong.

    My hubby gave me a pair of rose gauntlets, with ventilated rubber long cuffs that protect my forearms and suede palms for gripping the clippers and a pair of sheepskin lined leather gloves (sorry, the labels are too faded too read) plus a pair of pink real suede gloves for general gardening.

    The sheepskin gloves are great for handling power tools, mowers, and shovels, while the suede gloves work for vegie gardening.

    I can't always find the ones I want for a certain task, but I try to avoid getting the leather ones wet or muddy.  The only gardening I do without gloves is planting, as my dad always said that the seeds and seedlings grow better if they get a little "love" from the gardener right at the start.

     

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