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 […]

The Thimble has it’s Thimble Back!

Happy new year, everyone! We hope you had a splendid holiday season and wish you a happy, healthy 2017.  If you’re a long-time Tin Thimble fan, you may remember this little gem that hung over our door in our original location in Newcastle. Anyone remember? Well, when we moved to our current location in Loomis, […]

A Few New Display Pieces

The Thimble is always changing. Every week pieces get moved from one shelf to another, clothes racks are scooted into new corners, new crates and baskets are brought out and filled, and others put away. Perhaps it is our ambition, perhaps it’s that we need more space, but no matter what it’s cause, we find […]

Felted Wall Hangings & An Artful Display

If you’ve been into the Thimble, you probably recognize these felted wall hangings. Sharon has felted these beautiful pieces over the past couple of years (in addition to some that have sold, and aren’t on display anymore) but just a couple weeks ago, she revamped the way in which they are displayed. Using wild plum […]

Learn to Botanical Dye with Sharon Mansfield – Small Workshops Available Now!

If you’ve been curious about how to create botanical prints, ‘eco prints’, or natural dyes, or if you have taken other workshops with limited success, we highly encourage you to join Sharon Mansfield to learn to botanical dye. Botanical printing is a big part of the Thimble. We love the process, the results and the hundreds of possibilities it […]