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 […]

Intermediate Nuno Felted Shawl Class: New Examples & Techniques!

We’re hoping that Sharon’s latest examples for the intermediate nuno felted shawl workshop will spark some excitement for you if you’ve taken our nuno felted scarf class, but were never inspired to continue felting after the workshop ended. This workshop now includes instruction on both nuno felted, and wet felted, pieces. This means that students who enjoyed the drapey […]

Brand New Apparel Fabrics in Stock

Last year Sharon placed an order with our favorite fabric distributor and the bolts are now on the shelves! Find these (and more that we didn’t have the chance to photograph) in our physical store and in our Etsy store! We have several weights of silk available. We have three new nuno-felting appropriate silks that aren’t […]

Abstract Collage Workshop with Sharon

Sharon taught 8 students in her last Wet Felted Abstract Collage workshop and her students made some stunning pieces. If you’re interested, this class is happening again March 7th & 8th and we can’t WAIT to see what the next group of students make!  The possibilities with this class are endless. It’s a great time […]

Publications, Awards and New Goals – 2016 Year in Review

Hey there! I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that 2016 is over. I’ve written 2017 a handful of times now, each time after having to scratch out 2016 and start over. This past year was a good one for The Tin Thimble. As I wrote this post I was filled with joy […]

Felt, Collage & Sew Fabric with Jo Ann Manzone, a Resident at the Ashland Art Center!

Jo Ann Manzone, the inspiring force behind Dream Weaving Designs, resident artist at the Ashland Arts Center, and all-around artist, is coming to The Tin Thimble February 3rd, 4th and 5th to teach an awesome workshop titled Making Fabric: Felt Collage and Sew. There are still spaces available in this workshop and we’re hoping to fill it […]