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You will be able to research a hallmark, a maker's mark, view hundreds of high-quality photographs of thimbles and needlework tools as well as find resources for advanced study. The enormous file devoted to fakes and reproductions may help you to avoid an expensive mistake. We continue to strive towards a better understanding of the history of thimbles and needlework tools, the makers, the hallmarks and so much more. . .

About Us

TCI is the premier organization for both thimble and needlework tool collectors. TCI encourages friendship and service among members who have formed or belong to similar collectors groups.


TCI has for many years, maintained an extensive archive of slide programs. These are programs that have been presented at past conventions and at local group/club meetings.

TCI Bulletin

The focus of the TCI Bulletin is to provide information about the Society's business and activities and to present a wide range of articles dealing with needlework tools and thimbles. The Bulletin is printed with full-color images.

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Devoted exclusively to thimbles, needlework tools and related reference material.

Membership Benefits

Renew membership

To renew your membership, click on the CLICK HERE button and follow the instructions. Membership tier choices include the PDF e-Bulletin or a mailed printed copy. Membership payment in US Dollars only.

Regular Membership

Regular Membership


E-Bulletin is the full-color PDF copy of the Bulletin

U.S. Membership

U.S. Membership


Printed Bulletin is the full-color mailed copy 

International Membership

International Membership


Printed Bulletin is the full-color mailed copy 

When you join Thimble Collectors International, you will be able to enter the MEMBERS ONLY section of the website and also receive the TCI Bulletin. Within the Members section, you will find page after page of useful information all related to the collecting of thimbles and needlework tools. A few highlights include pages and color plates related to Thimble Makers; Hand-Painted Thimbles; learn about our Charter Members and view their collections, many of which have been sold through auction; take advantage of a huge file dedicated to Fakes, Reproductions and Not as Presented; Hallmarks as found on needlework tools and thimbles; Series Documentation — PDF programs of thimbles that were produced as a series — currently over 100 programs have been completed; Price Guides — we have tracked various thimbles and needlework tools for years. View photo files on Club/Society thimbles and tools; read and download research papers and so much more.


These are links of collector organizations and needlework tool resources