Rococo Pewter Thimble Cage
A beautiful charm, as well as a thimble cage to store your favourite thimble.
Or spray a little perfume onto a snip of favourite fabric and pop this inside the cage for a fragrant necklace.
In the second half of the 18th century it became fashionable to meet and sew with friends.,creating a need for a combined set of easy to carry sewing tools. Thus a different type of sewing set began to appear. From this time and well into the early 20th century, small sewing sets in all shapes and sizes were produced in a broad range of materials.One of the earliest sewing sets was the “tower type” otherwise known as a ” compendium”. These combined sewing sets would have been ideal to put into a chatelaine bag to take along when visiting friends.
” There was nothing a Victorian Lady enjoyed more than attending her sewing circle regardless of whether it was held in elegant surroundings or in a Village Hall.The attraction was not just to sew or exchange sewing patterns or learn new sewing techniques and of course to exchange tales of assignations and romance. This was also a time to show recently purchased items such as Pincushions, Needle Cases, Thimble Cages and Chatelaines of every description.