Creating Tree Bark with Wool – A New Textural Workshop by Sharon Mansfield

Sharon recently developed the pinnacle of textural workshops here at The Tin Thimble. In her brand new, advanced level, Tree Bark workshop, students will create a piece that is knotty, lumpy, knobby, and loaded with different textural elements.  Through modified versions of the Japanese technique, shibori, hand stitching is utilized to form and sculpt a […]

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Carders, Batts, and a Potential Carding Workshop

Hello everyone! As you know, we held our annual Felt Fest a few weekends ago (if you want to see pictures of the festivities, click here). We continue to hold this event year after year (this year was our sixth Felt Fest!) because it’s a whirlwind of creativity. With three, or four, workshops happening simultaneously, […]

The Coolest Handbag Workshop We’ve Ever Offered

Sure, we may be a little biased, but I’m fairly confident that Sharon’s upcoming Compound Resist Handbag workshop is the creme de la creme of purse workshops here at the Thimble. This 2-day workshop will be happening during Felt Fest, and if you’re interested in signing up, you can find more details here.  This bag […]

Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder – Felted Bra by Sharon Mansfield

Eight years ago Sharon was going to do the Artful Bra Show at High Hand Cafe with her sister, Carin. The show never happened, and their idea disappeared for a while. She was presented with the opportunity to do a different bra show this year and after moving around some boobie-shaped rocks at her cabin, […]

Felt Fest Is Happening this September!

It’s that time of year, everyone! This year’s annual Felt Fest will be happening September 22nd, 23rd and 24th! I’m SO happy to share just a few of the workshops happening during this fiber-filled weekend, but to see all the classes that will be going on click here. We’ll also be adding more classes within […]

Handmade Baby Clothes

We are so, so, so excited to announce that Emma, our sister, daughter and Tin Thimble owner, is expecting a baby in August!  Of course, this means we get to make things for this sweet baby and we LOVE to make baby things.  Sharon whipped out a few sweet pieces to send Emma & Chris, and […]

Birdhouses, Pumpkins and Abstract Creations. The New Advanced Vessel Class is Here.

If you’ve taken any of our level 1 wet felting classes, then you’re all set to take Sharon’s most recent workshop experiment: the advanced vessel. In this workshop, advance your skills and learn how to create design elements such as holes, and ruffled edges, in addition to design elements such as ‘flowers’ and ridges created in […]

Botanical Dye + Color Workshop in Progress with Sharon Mansfield

Sharon is developing a workshop for a 1-step botanical dye plus color class and the results are SO COOL. This combination of botanical dyeing and acid dyeing will be taught in a 2-day workshop in the late-summer or early fall. She’s limiting the class to 4 students, so if you’d like to register, please call […]

Join us in Celebrating 10 Years in Business!

It’s our TENTH YEAR IN BUSINESS! We can’t even begin to express our gratitude, excitement and disbelief that our little Thimble has been cranking out creativity for a full decade.  Please join us in celebrating this joyous occasion! Our annual Student Art Show is happening Friday & Saturday, April 7th & 8th, and we need ALL […]