Like all of the other senses, touch can be an important part of telling a story. Yet for some writers, describing the way an object feels is a difficult obstacle to overcome. There are those typical words that they will fall back on, such as silky, rough or smooth, but if you want to invoke the feelings of your reader you are going to have to rely on more than just standard descriptive words.
Patterns and textures are key characteristics of almost every object you touch, and of any object that plays a small role in your storytelling. When a character takes hold of a gun for example, what does it feel like? Is the trigger hot and bumpy or is their finger on the chilly sliver of steel that stands between life and death for the intended victim? You want the reader to relate immediately to whatever is in your characters hand, not just by how it looks or even smells, but how it feels.
In most cases you can bring the reader there easily, since it is likely that they have at least seen the trigger of a gun before and can visualize what you mean. Yet some writers, especially in the science fiction niche, are often trying to describe an object that is a complete result of their imagination. They have to really stretch their descriptive powers to help the reader understand the tepid, mucous-like grasp of the alien as they shake hands with a human for the first time.
The same happens when you are trying to describe lesser known objects in a story. The heroine used the bristly konjac sponge to clear the sweat off of her upper lip, its squishy feel in her hands reminding her of walking on wet leaves in the forest, triggering thoughts of the organic lip balm she applied earlier. You may find that you are having to spend more words in describing the texture of objects like a konjac sponge, which do really exist, in order to make the reader feel what your character is feeling.
Despite touch being one of our main senses, both established and new writers struggle with getting the descriptions down right, if they even bother at all. Some stick with the one-dimensional story, relying solely on how things look. This type of storytelling grows boring very fast, and does not stimulate the reader in the same way that describing using all of the senses does.
As you start your stories think about each item, no matter how insignificant, that your subject touches and how it feels on the fingertips. Close your eyes to envision this, and the words will come that can help you to describe it in a compelling way.