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#1 Lewis Davies

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:47 AM

Ok so thimbles and thimble holding are very important i'n tailoring
I can't stress enough about holding the needle correcty and the propped hand motion used
This will help you perform the stitches no end
My question is Richard James wheldon the supplier I use have stoppe making the thimbles I use and I need a new one i'n trying to source one maybe out of the uk or possible i'n the uk I'll post a picture up but I was wondering if people could post pictures of the thimbles they used and it might be te right one i'n the meantime while I upload mine? Thanks in advance

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:49 AM

http://www.williamge...uemart&Itemid=1

These any good

#3 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:10 AM

NO! that's the kind I have now. The "hip" on the thimble digs in and I'm starting to get a bump on first digit on my ring finger from it.

Why is it so hard to find good thimbles anymore?
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:24 AM

Did,nt notice that, see what you mean now. I,ll see if i can find the proper ones.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:26 AM

http://www.macculloc...s/83081-M_m.jpg

http://merchantandmi..._images/tt2.jpg


http://www.morplan.c...ll/L4-18277.jpg


There you go.

Edited by jukes, 11 January 2011 - 06:35 AM.


#6 Lewis Davies

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:22 AM

Nope
None of them are suitable
A tailors thimble has no lip on it it's flat with perforated edges / sides with no rim I'll post a picture up for clarity

#7 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:24 AM

Yeah these are all the same, but thanks jukes.

I hate these kind, they are not designed well. What happened to the good old fashioned brass core straight sided thimbles?
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:20 PM

What happened to the good old fashioned brass core straight sided thimbles?


you mean like this?

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#9 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:46 PM

No, like this

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or better yet this style Jeffery uses

http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:42 PM

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or better this style I am using, GDR 1960.
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

No, like this

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or better yet this style Jeffery uses

http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/


Do we have supplier names?

#12 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:38 AM

my pic is an antique thimble.

BUT the pic Jeff has a thimble that is new, and I have seen other tailors with this type jeff has but I can not locate a supplier
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:20 AM

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The thimble on the left was my favorite, until it lost it's core. I would love to replace it but the best I have found is the one on the right, which is English. Unfortunately the German thimble was acquired by fluke when a lady came into my workroom selling off all her tailoring belongings and it fit me (its a small one). The new one is not as refined and the rim is a tad bulky for my liking so to find a source for the German one would be wonderful.

#14 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:39 AM

I'd be happy with the english one, the rim might be a little thick but it doesn't have the " hip" on it
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:58 PM

Just a side mark

http://www.romanticr...eum/default.htm

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:17 AM

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or better this style I am using, GDR 1960.


Who cares where it's from or when it was made: that thimble is bunk: it has a rim at the lower edge that will give any serious tailor more callous than you can imagine.
Sure, I believe your work rocks, but... have you considered, how are you going to sell that stuff?

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 11:55 AM

Who cares where it's from or when it was made: that thimble is bunk: it has a rim at the lower edge that will give any serious tailor more callous than you can imagine.


75 year old Arnulf uses the same thimble. Arnulf in Berlin is one of Germanys top notch tailor since 40 years making 8000$ Suits.
When I was visiting him in Summer I saw 3 of those thimbles laying in his work room. They were sold throughout Germany.
I dared to touch a suit of him on the hanger I have never felt such work in my hands.

Sometimes with light fabric I donít even use a thimble. The thimble doesnít make the suit.
I could also use some plastic rubbish dressmaker thimble and still produce accurate.
www.berlinbespokesuits.com

#18 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:05 PM

OK I found a place, had to order a bunch for my beginning hand sewing class, and they are good quality and made in the UK the sizes up to 8 have a round lip and the sizes from 9 and above have a flat lip and are HEAVY DUTY.

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Tailors Thimble:
Heavy weight topless thimble worn near the tip of the finger, a favorite design of tailors. Excellent with long fingernails. Nickel plated brass. Available in English sizes 5 (14mm) ,6 (14.5mm) ,7 (15mm) ,8 (16mm) ,9 (16.5mm) ,10 (17mm) ,11 (18mm) ,12 (19mm) ,13 (20mm) Styles may vary slightly from pictured thimble. (RP55) $5.00 Order Item

these can be found at http://lacis.com/catalog/

the sizing is the diameter of the bottom opening. I have medium-small to medium fingers for a man and a size 9 is perfect.

Edited by J. Maclochlainn, 05 February 2011 - 12:07 PM.

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