My first step was to host a thimble sharing Flickr group and I have to admit it has not been working very well, even with give-away lucky draw. So I took another step and have assembled a thimble making kit for the beginners. I have named it "Your First Silk Thimble Trial Kit" and it includes a pre-padded thimble base ring, silk thread in two colours, a needle, and an instruction booklet. The thimble base has two rows of stitches already done for bi-coloured scales design, all you have to do is thread the needle and carry on stitching. This kit will give you an idea what silk stitched thimble making is like.
You can purchase the kit from here.