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 25 November 2020
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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.
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
© Sue Gowan
February 2010 - May 2020
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