Thimble (Accepted)

Thimble (Accepted)

A thimble is a small bit of metal or leather, worn on the fingertip to protect it from needles’ ends.  A common medieval form, dating from the 14th Century, was a pitted brass dome; this form of thimble has been accepted for Society use.  Such thimbles are shown being made in the Hausbuch der Mendelschen, c.1480 [Geoff Egan, The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450, 1998, p.264]; but no examples of their heraldic use have been found.  The thimble opens to base by Society default.

Kerry RanAurora bears:  Per fess Or and azure, atop a thimble argent a frog sejant affronty gules.

Anastasie de Lamoure bears:  Azure, three thimbles and on a chief argent a needle fesswise azure.

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