• Sharon Prigan

Thimbles

Sorting in the studio today I found my bottle of thimbles. I have an interesting selection. I don't use most of them, in fact till this year I found using thimbles very uncomfortable. And then I saw a picture on facebook one day of someone wearing a silver thimble with a dragon's head that was shaped like these.


I went online and did a search and found these. They are the most comfortable thimbles that I have ever used.


Brass thimbles
Brass thimbles

They can be adjusted to the shape of one's fingers


Brass thimbles
Brass thimbles

In my bottle I found these.


A selection of thimbles
A selection of thimbles


A number of tin thimbles in varying sizes which I keep for the use of my students.


Tin thimbles
Tin thimbles

Some plastic and silicon thimbles which were gifted to me by an elderly seamstress.


Plastic and silicon thimbles
Plastic and silicon thimbles

A ceramic thimble from Glasgow gifted to me by a student,



A heavy stainless steel one from Paris from another student.



My mother's small silver thimble from Finland. I was given this from her when I was five years old and just learning to sew. She actually hated sewing and I think that she gave this to me in the hope that I would learn quickly and take over the mending. I actually did.


Silver thimble
Silver thimble

I came across an artists site "Thimbles For You" Jan Marie Larson is the artist, she makes silver thimbles. At some point I will be ordering one. I just have to think what adornments and stones I want on it.


https://www.thimblesforyou.com/?fbclid=IwAR0SKmVuryKwSUHar74DvCn8kpgoFwRHTHH1fK-BS6G63JBr-gw6ajWan0U


She makes open nail thimbles similar to my brass ones and other styles as well.





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