I had this very exciting package all the way from Japan on Friday - excellent service too as I only placed the order from Chloe Patricia on Sunday 16 May.
Lovely Nat had given me the information about these wonderful Japanese thimbles and also a link to making the bases myself
Making A Thimble Base
and this is what I ordered:
In the meantime, if you want to see some gorgeous examples of woven thimbles, go to Temari Train, Debi's work is absolutely stunning.
Temari balls are an folk art form that originated in China and were introduced to Japan five or six hundred years ago. The balls were originally made by mothers and grandmothers for the children to play with ...http://www.temarikai.com/
The photos of temari above are from the fantastic website http://www.temarikai.com/ which has a wealth of information, illustrations, tutorials and links and is well worth a serious browse.