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Collector Organizations


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An electronic forum for collectors of thimbles and other needlework or sewing tools.

Dorset Thimble Society

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Needlework Tool Collectors Society of Australia


The Needlework Tool Collectors Society of Australia aims to increase knowledge of current and past tools and the needlework skills they supported.

Philadelphia Thimble Society

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The Philadelphia Thimble Society (PTS) purpose is to share and promote interest, research, and study regarding thimbles. The Philadelphia Thimble Society meets two times a year, on the third Saturday of April and October. We meet at the Marple Library in Broomall, PA (near Philadelphia) at 10 a.m.

South African Thimble Club

Soutn African Club

South African Thimble Collectors Club

International Thimble Convention  (Indaba)  March 5 - 8, 2015.


The South African Thimble Collectors Club invites you to join us for our International Thimble INDABA (a Zulu word for ‘Convention’) from March 5 - 8, 2015.  The venue that we have chosen is a Safari Lodge that is only 1 hour from the Johannesburg International airport. March is a wonderful time to visit South Africa as it is towards the end of summer time in the southern hemisphere and you will experience mild weather conditions.  

The Kwalata Lodge is an exciting convention venue with superb facilities and accommodation. There are game viewing drives and safari trips.  It is also close to the Mandela Cultural village that is well known for its African handicrafts. There will be both local and International thimble and sewing tool programme presentations as well as thimble sales.  One of the special events that we are planning is an evening, under the starry African skies, experiencing the heartbeat of the African drums.  The exchange rate of all major currencies is very favourable and you will get excellent value for your money.  

For more information visit: or contact Jenny Bockel at:


Thimbles on Wheels 


Thimbles On Wheels is a traveling thimble group that shares meetings in various parts of the U.S. at the invitation of other thimble groups. Meetings are on no preset schedule but are usually twice a year.

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Needlework Tool Resources



Elegant Arts Antiques sells high quality antique thimbles and sewing tools, reference books, thimble displays and related items. We specialize in English & European needlework tools and thimbles. We also buy collections.



I have been involved with both antiques and needlework for many years and since 1995 have managed to combine both these interests. I specialize in antique needlework tools, including work boxes, pincushions, thimbles, lace bobbins, etuis, necessaires, tape measures, needlecases, and chatelaines.


Sew Collect

Sewcollect Needlework Antiques is a purveyor of a wide range of rare and beautiful antique sewing tools, workboxes and lace making accoutrements of distinction.



I specialise in thimbles, both antique and modern, but also offer a wide variety of sewing related items, auction catalogues and books.



The Silverware Shop is a manufacturer based in England that specialize in hallmarked sterling silver gift items including hand made thimbles. Check out some of the designs that we make on our website and if you cant see the thimble that you are looking for get in touch and we can probably make one for you. We also supply other silver sewing items such as pin cushions, scissors, needle cases and magnifiers.

Thimble Society


I have specialised in good quality antique thimbles and sewing tools since 1981. Author of 'The Story of Antique Thimbles' and 'The Story of Antique Sewing Tools' published by Schifferbooks. My website is , or be a welcome visitor to my shop in Portobello Rd antiques market in London UK. Phone [mobile] 011-44-07941-455-259

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