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SOCIETIES

 

Thimble Collectors International (TCI)

http://www.thimblecollectors.com

Society for both Thimbles and Needlework tool collectors

 

Dorset Thimble Society

http://www.dorset-thimble-society.org.uk

 

German Thimble Collectors

http://www.fdf-ev.de/Fingerhut/deutsch.html

 

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

http://www.thecavalcade.org

 

ISMACS (International Sewing Machine Collectors Society)

http://www.ismacs.net/

 

The Buttonhook Society (UK)

http://www.thebuttonhooksociety.com/mainpage.php

Inspiring ways to display these or similar items such as Stilettos and Crochet hooks.

http://www.thebuttonhooksociety.com/displaying.html

 

http://www.strawcraftsmen.co.uk/

The Guild of Straw Craftsmen – Many straw-work sewing baskets incorporate these techniques, shown as individual Projects

http://www.strawcraftsmen.co.uk/project06.php

 

 

INTERESTING LINKS

 

Webster’s Knitting Needle Notions

http://www.knitting-needle-notions.com.au/index.html

 

A blog with needlework tools

http://crazyhaberdasher.blogspot.com

 

Barbara Ballantyne

http://www.crochethistory.com/

 

The V&A Museum’s blogs

http://www.vam.ac.uk/things-to-do/ [scroll down for blogs]

 

V&A Quilt blog

http://www.vam.ac.uk/things-to-do/blogs/quilts-hidden-histories-untold-stories
 

Avery Needle case Resource Center

http://www.coulthart.com/avery
 

AVERY NEEDLECASE collectors (pictures, information & Forum for collectors)

www.averyneedlecases.com

 

THIMBLE HOLDERS - a large private collection

http://thimble-holders.com

 

Marquetry Techniques (many sewing boxes have inlaid designs)

http://www.marquetrysociety.ca/Techniques.html

 

The Charles Horner Company

http://www.charleshorner.co.uk/p2_thim.htm

 

http://www.plimoth.org/embroidery-blog/?mode=viewlist&pageno=0&limit=5

Recreating a 17th-century embroidered jacket based on examples in the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Embroiderers' Story chronicles its progress.

Also see http://www.thistle-threads.com/blog/ [commercial site of one of the organizers, with complete history of the “Plimoth Jacket” on the blog] 
Historic Threads: Three Centuries of Clothing Colonial Williamsburg’s Antique Clothing & Accessories 1600-1860

http://www.history.org/history/museums/clothingexhibit/index.cfm

 

Gay Ann Rogers, author of the books An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools and also American Silver Thimbles, is also an embroidery designer

http://gayannrogers.blogspot.com/

 

Collection of Needlework tools

http://www.comptoir-des-dentelles.com/1.html

 

Historic Glove collections – links to extraordinary collections are on the left of their page

http://www.glovecollectioncatalogue.org/

 

The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London

www.thegloverscompany.org
 

A slide show of antique needlework tools on Flickr photo hosting site

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10429032@N08/sets/72157600969820665/show/with/876372613/

 

 

SEWING MACHINES

 

Smithsonian sewing machines

http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/Introduction/

 

Wonderful video tour of IMCA Sewing Machine Museum, Holland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPIyMUl77Wk&feature=player_embedded

The opening view of a Lion is the figural sewing machine on the front cover of Oldtimer- Sewing Machine by Otto Landgraf - you'll see more of it in the video.

For further Information on Restoring the Lion machine:

http://www.ismacs.net/sewing_machine_articles/saving_a_lion.html

 

 

EMBROIDERY

 

How to make a Lucet cord

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y5K7FiT2Og

 

Tambour Beading technique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctalL88NMqM&playnext=1&list=PL5FA334D5DA724AB7

 Whitework and Costume

http://lacismuseum.org/

 

Step by step photos of the creation of the Plimoth Plantation Jacket

http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/Plimoth-Jacket.pdf

 

Embroiderers’ on-line Stitch Dictionary

http://inaminuteago.com/stitchindex.html

http://www.pintangle.com is her blog

 

http://www.scholehousefortheneedle.com

 

Mary Corbett’s Needle ‘n Thread blog (techniques)

http://www.needlenthread.com

 

VADS - online Visual Arts resource

http://www.vads.ac.uk/results.php?page=34&cmd=search&mode=boolean&words=embroidery&idSearch=boolean

 

 

SILVER MARKS

 

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/index.htm

 

http://www.silvercollection.it/Englishsilvermarks3JQUATTRO.html

 

Trademarks on Base-Metal Tableware by Eileen Woodhead (Archeology Service, Parks Canada) - if the link is blocked, search 'Base metal tableware'

http://www.sha.org/documents/Parks_Canada/Trademarks%20on%20Base-Metal%20Tableware.pdf

 

Marks on Australian Silver 1950-2005 by Christine Erratt

http://www.parkerpressbooks.com.au

 SAMPLERS

 

Smithsonian Sampler Collection

http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object.cfm?key=35&objkey=6104&gkey=127

 

http://www.thesamplerguild.co.uk/

 

http://www.scholehousefortheneedle.com/links.html
 

http://www.carlislehistory.org/sampler_article.html

 

M. Finkel & Daughter (commercial site)

http://www.samplings.com/catalog/

 

 

CONSERVATION

 

Victoria and Albert Museum’s Links page for Conservation

http://www.vam.ac.uk/res_cons/conservation/conservation_links/index.html

 

Cleaning Metals

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/metalwork/metalwork_features/caring_metals/metal_cleaning/index.html
 

Cleaning Gold and Ormolu

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/metalwork/metalwork_features/caring_metals/cleaning_gold/index.html

 

Finding a Conservator in Australia or New Zealand

Conservators in Private Practice - AICCM Website www.aiccm.org.au

NZCCM Website – http://www.nzccm.org.nz

 

Australian based suppliers of conservation grade materials:

Powerhouse Museum Supplier list

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/pdf/preservation/products_and_suppliers.pdf

 

Albox Australia http://www.albox.com.au
 

Archival Survival http://www.archivalsurvival.com.au

 

Conservation Resources http://www.conservationresources.com.au/html

 

Preservation Australia http://www.preservationaustralia.com.au

 

Zetta Florence http://www.zettaflorence.com.au

 

New Zealand based suppliers who stock conservation grade materials

Conservation Supplies http://conservationsupplies.co.nz

Triptych http://www.triptych.info

 

 COMMERCIAL SITES

 

http://www.needleworkantiques.com

Antique Needlework Tools and Samplers
 

http://www.fineandmint.com

Antique Needlework Tools

 

www.thimbleselect.com

Sue Gowan, author of Thimbles of Australia

 

http://elegantarts.com/welcome.php

Carolyn Meacham’s Antique Needlework Tools

 

www.rubylane.com/shop/boxes

Genevieve Cummins, The Discerning Collector

 

http://shop.sewcollect.com/

Antique Needlework Tools

 

www.sewmanybits.co.uk
 

www.insidetheworkbox.co.uk a collector downsizing her collection

 

www.sewantiques.co.uk Sylvie Collett’s site; author of Palais Royal Needlework Tools.

 

Times Past www.judy-pollitt.co.uk/ established in 1976

 

www.portobelloroad.co.uk

Portobello Road Antiques Market

 

The Thimble Society

www.thimblesociety.com

 

De Nederlandse Vingerhoedclub [The Netherlands Thimble Club]

www.vingerhoeden.nl

 

www.hygra.com Antique Boxes and tea caddies; includes information on the site.

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