What’s in a Collection? Sailmaker’s Palm

2016-07-06T08:00:13-04:00July 6th, 2016|

Our artifact highlight this month is an interesting example of some of our maritime heritage collection.  This object is referred to by several names such as a sailmaker’s palm, sewing palm or sailors palm thimble.  The multiple names are probably a reflection of the diverse audience that would actually use one. Sailmaker’s palm is associated with the art of sail making.  This tool was important for sewing through tough material like leather and multiple layers [...]