Updated March 2015
Antique Advertising Association of America
Collectors of items that were part of marketing campaigns. Needle books, thimbles, and etui were often printed with business’ names.
The Buttonhook Society
Collectors of these Victorian-era tools gather to learn about, discuss, and sell their treasures. Excellent online article about spotting the differences between reproductions and genuine articles.
International Old Lacers Society
(May no longer be in existence.) Members have access to a lending library, contests, grants, and discounts. Photos of tatting in progress. Online members’ gallery displays fabulous work.
International Sewing Machine Collectors’ Society
Site has extensive archive of articles on machine identification, restoration, and value. Members have access to lending library and discounts.
National Button Society
A single source for all button collectors. Online articles include excellent sources for identifying just about any material.
Needlework Tool Collectors Society of Australia
Hands-down the best online source of information on vintage and antique sewing tools. Their photos should be required viewing for collectors.
Thimble Collectors International
Local and regional groups around the world include collectors of both thimbles and other sewing tools.