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    DescriptionTo many people a thimble may seem to be simply a mundane and commonplace object with unromantic shape and associations, even if the work with which it assists can frequently be exquisite and imaginative. This book will open a door to the charm of the humble thimble in all its variety, from the simple workaday type to the rarer and more exquisite examples that gave scope for artists and craftsmen, and indeed still do. It will give those new to a fascinating collecting field an introduction to the possibilities that exist, including the parallel subject of thimble cases. The more interesting old thimbles are less plentiful than they once were but are still worth searching for in antique shops and antique fairs, while those currently being made and on sale in good gift shops can make a worthy addition to any comprehensive collection.


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    Title
    Thimbles and Thimble Cases
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eleanor Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747804031
    ISBN 10: 0747804036
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WC, WFB
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25810
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    BISAC V2.8: ANT038000, CRA004000
    Libri: B-410
    DC21: 646.19
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WC, WFB
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd edition
    Illustrations note
    colour and b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    04 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Eleanor Johnson has from her youth enjoyed using her hands in many forms of needlework and crafts, and this in due course led her to her present interest in antique needlework tools. In her experience, thimbles are among the most widely collected items from the past.
    Table of contents
    Collecting thimbles The history of thimbles Workaday thimbles Thimbles for the accomplished needlewoman Luxury thimbles Novelties and oddities Worldwide thimbles Modern thimbles Thimble cases Societies Further reading