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Tl;dr: Your best option may be to buy gold plated or stainless steel needles. Everyday needles are nickel plated (says Wikipedia and other sources). Nickel corrodes in contact with sweat, worse for some people than others because some people have saltier sweat. Working in a cool room with freshly (frequently) rinsed hands should help, but this will only ...


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There are a number of ways to do this and still keep the material flexible. Here are a couple that lend themselves to low-quantity, low-cost applications: Start with a sandwich of foam rubber, like EVA, between two layers of fabric. The outer layer of fabric needs to be a little stretchy, and the backing fabric non-stretch. Use spray adhesive to bond the ...


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