About Us

Our History

The Thimble Guild was founded in the world heritage village of New Lanark in 1983 and in 1985 moved to the historic town of Biggar south west of Edinburgh. Before moving again in 2009 to the peaceful market town of Brampton, Cumbria, which lies on the outskirts of the beautiful Lake Districts. Here our resident artists and craft team create exclusive designs just for you, while dedicated staff compile a monthly mail-order brochure of great buys.

Here's a unique opportunity to join in the fun of on-line collecting with one of the UK's leading suppliers of thimbles and thimble accessories. Whether you've been collecting thimbles for many years or have only recently taken up this fascinating hobby, you'll be intrigued by our monthly selection of thimbles for sale, featuring pieces sourced with care from around the world in a whole variety of materials, plus famous names like Meissen, Limoges and Wedgwood and exclusive Thimble Guild commemoratives created to mark interesting anniversaries and historic events. We publish a monthly mail-order brochure, and as our stockroom is an 'Aladdin's cave' of thimble treasures, we are happy to help you track down any particular thimble that you're looking for specially.

There's a wonderful world of thimbles just waiting to be discovered, so put your fingertips on the keyboard...and explore!


Site & Ordering Security

When you place orders they are recorded on our secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, as required by the UK Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we are able to disclose sensitive information to you.