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Thread: unusual thimble

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    Super Member needles3thread's Avatar
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    unusual thimble

    Found an old thimble with a 'hangnail' on the side. What is this for?cutting thread? I've
    never seen one like it before.

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    Could you post a picture? I'm not sure I understand your description.
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    I'd like to see it, too... but I'm guessing it is a cutter. I remember my grandma having one - she did everything by hand - I don't think I ever saw her at a sewing machine like my mom. So I have crazy vivid memories of her doing hexies, binding and hand tying quilts.

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    i've never heard of that before, either. but google images shows a lot of different ones
    https://www.google.com/search?q=thim...w=1016&bih=693
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    a couple of those look dangerous ;-)
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    You use it to cut the thread. Has a teeny tiny blade. If it's like the one I have.

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    Sounds like a tatting tool?
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    Thanks for the info. There is a picture on google like mine for sale on EBay for $6 in the above address.
    Tessagin describes it pretty well. I'll get a picture on soon.

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