All of these 27 smaller topics and themes or thimble manufacturers have always held a fascination for me - the high quality of Danish thimbles, the small Victorian thimble producers and unusual themes or well-crafted modern thimbles all appeal to me - I thought I'd share them with you. It is often difficult to find all the range produced, anywhere else, so they are gathered here for your enjoyment. I am sure there are many I have missed?

 

I plan to add small thimble maker topics to this page from time to time -  this is also the perfect forum to be able to update information for Thimbles of Australia

 topics created 2010 - 2020. Last updated 3 September 2020

 

Click on one of the following links to "Learn More About..."

AUSTRALIA'S ELFIN THIMBLES
 BELLEEK THIMBLES
BING & GRONDAHL PORCELAIN THIMBLES
CANADIAN LEATHER THIMBLES
NEW  CHARLES HORNER'S EARLY DORCAS "PAT." THIMBLES (July 2020)  NEW
CHARLES ILES "THE ..."  THIMBLES
CRUMMLES ENAMEL THIMBLES
GEORG JENSEN STERLING SILVER THIMBLES 
GEORGE UNITE STERLING SILVER THIMBLES & NEEDLEWORK TOOLS
GERALD DELANEY HANDPAINTED CHINA THIMBLES  (May 2020)
"HARRODS" ADVERTISING THIMBLES
HORNER AND HEARTS
INNES MITCHELL PYROGRAPHED WOODEN THIMBLES FROM SCOTLAND 
IRISH DRESDEN THIMBLES
KAY THETFORD-KENDALL STERLING SILVER THIMBLES
MASON'S IRONSTONE CHINA
M I DORMON-BRAILSFORD SILVER THIMBLES
MINTON THIMBLES
PHILIP ANTROBUS STERLING SILVER THIMBLES
POOLE POTTERY
PORSGRUND
ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN THIMBLES
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE THIMBLES
THIMBLE CRAFT BY SHIRLEY PORCELAIN THIMBLES
VICTORIAN GOLD & SILVER THIMBLES WITH GIRLS' NAMES
 WHITE HERON ( and Hereford ) THIMBLES FROM NEW ZEALAND

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Click on the following link to help solve the riddle...

WHO MADE THESE NAMED THIMBLES?
"AUSSIE" | Coroza Silver | INVICTA

 

This listing of some of my favourite thimbles from various makers and from a range of countries does not purport to be complete or accurate in all aspects. Rather it invites comment and contribution to add to our knowledge of these thimbles.

My thanks to the contributors.

General References

Elaine Gaussen - Sewing accessories: a collector's guide. 2001

Bridget McConnel - The story of the thimble. 1997

The Thimble Society of London catalogues

John von Hoelle - Thimble Collectors Encyclopedia. 1986

Joan Woodward - Things are not always what they seem! At Your Fingertips September 2001

 

 

 

Contributors to some of the Miscellany of thimbles topics

(rest are listed with the specific topics)

 

Robert Bamforth | Jenny Scharff Bockel | Sue Burt | Sheila Clarke | Ros Forster | Linda Heggs | Anne Laibe  

Andy Long | Pat Morris | Elspeth Morrison | Kellie Schultz | Audrey Turner | Miep van Eijk | Sue Wilson | Janis Wilton  David Woodhouse | Jan Worthen

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

© Sue Gowan

February 2010 - May 2020

 

DO YOU KNOW ANY MORE DETAILS ABOUT ANY OF THESE GREAT THIMBLES and MANUFACTURERS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER COLLECTORS?

YOU MAY KNOW OF MISSING THIMBLES or HAVE BETTER PHOTOS

 

EMAIL thimbleselect@bigpond.com TO SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

 

 

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