Classes

Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm
Felt Fest 2017!
We are excited to announce this year’s Felt Fest dates! This popular Tin Thimble event will take place September 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Please click HERE to see all the Felt Fest workshops. Select items[...]
LEVEL 2: Painting with Wool with Tetyana Tverdenko - Part of Felt Fest 2017! @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Painting with wool is a combination of wet and dry felting techniques. Wool fiber is a unique material that will help you create a picture with watercolor effect, even if you’ve never painted pictures. Wool painting helps develop the artistic taste, builds creativity and the pursuit of creative expression. This class is designed for all who enjoy art, crafts and love[...]
LEVEL 3: Wet Felted Compound Resist Handbag with Sharon Mansfield - Part of Felt Fest 2017! @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Sharon is so excited to offer this special Felt Fest workshop to students! In the case of this handbag, complex resists are used to felt several, large, separate compartments (and even a little secret pocket!)[...]
LEVEL 1: Four in One Neck Wrap with Toni Lutman @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Using merino wool and fun textural embellishments, learn how to make a versatile wet felted neck wrap/warmer that can be worn several ways.   Prerequisite: No experience required. Instructor: Toni Lutman Class Fee: $75 +[...]
Level 1: Needle Felted Cactus - Part of Felt Fest 2017! @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
If you love succulents as much as we do, come join us and learn how to needle felt your own. In this class you will learn to make the largest segment of a tall cactus[...]
LEVEL 2: Wet Felted Dream Catcher with Toni Lutman - Part of Felt Fest 2017!
In this class we will make a beautiful piece that is inspired by Native American Dream Catchers.  We will spend the first part of the day making our felt covered ring and an assortment of[...]
Level 1: Needle Felted Succulent - Part of Felt Fest 2017! @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
If you love succulents as much as we do, come join us and learn how to needle felt your own. You will also learn how to mount/plant your succulents in small terracotta pots. The mounting/planting supplies[...]
LEVEL 2: Nori Scarf - Part of Felt Fest 2017! @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Learn how to create a cobweb felted fabric in this class. Students will create a scarf with a light, airy, lacey texture and weight. If you’ve been wanting to learn cobweb felt – this is[...]
LEVEL 2: Wet Felted Essentials Pouch with Toni Lutman - Part of Felt Fest 2017!
In this one day class, we will create a fun pouch to carry those little things you just can’t be without!  This pouch is big enough to hold your keys, along with a small wallet[...]
Level 1: Needle Felted Pumpkin - Part of Felt Fest 2017! @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Learn how to needle felt a darling little pumpkin, perfect for your fall decor!   *Some details will need to be added at home* No prior felting experience required. Instructor: Nanette Scott Class Fee: $60 + Materials[...]
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Vessel - Part of Felt Fest 2017! @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
There is magic in making a vessel. We felt a double sided, flat circle with a resist inside, cut a slit in the center of one side and this creates a hollow sphere. Almost like magic![...]
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Beginning Wheel Spinning @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Come and learn how to spin wool into beautiful yarn. If you already have a wheel, bring it along. If you don’t have a wheel, we have several students can borrow. We will talk about different[...]
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Intermediate Spinning: Art Yarn @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Learn how to spin funky, chunky art yarn with new spinning, drafting and plying techniques. A materials list will be available upon registration. Pre-requisite: Level 1 Introduction to Spinning + LOTS of practicing at home[...]
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Intermediate Nuno Felted Shawl @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
In this class we will explore adding texture & contrast to our scarves along with fringed ends and extending the wool off the scarf to create a lattice pattern. We will felt in lace bits,[...]
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Botanical Dyeing + Color
I love to botanical imprint. Natures colors are beautiful, but I am excited to guide students through the process of adding extra pizazz to their pieces. In this workshop, we will experiment with color outside[...]
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Mini Wall Hanging with Sharon Mansfield @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Bring to life rolling hills, fields of flowers, streams and beautiful skies in this intensive one-day workshop with Sharon. Students will learn how to wet felt a landscape using lots of textural fibers. A materials list[...]
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3: Wet Felted Boot Slippers @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
First thing we do in the class is make a duct tape mold of our feet, so our slippers fit perfectly. Because we make this mold, we don’t have to bend over to try and[...]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3: Wet Felted Carpet Bag @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
This carpet bag hauls all my felting supplies to and from work every day. It is so strong  that I think it would carry a bowling ball without a problem! It’s durable, washable and cute[...]
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Level 1: Nuno Felted Scarf @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
This is our most popular class! This craft is relatively brand new; created in the 1990s by Polly Stirling and her friends in Australia, nuno felting rocked the fiber arts world. Since then innovations have[...]
LEVEL 1: Beginning Crochet - Granny Squares @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Learn one of the oldest, most versatile, and beautiful needle crafts of all time. It’s easy and therapeutic, and can be mastered in a flash.  In this beginner’s class, you will learn the basic stitches,[...]
LEVEL 2: Lumps, Bumps & Groovy Surface Designs with Marilou Moschetti - DATE CHANGED @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Dimensional elements will be created using resists, glass beads, felt balls, pre-felts, stitching and other techniques to create depth, and layered surfaces to felt that can be Incorporated on clothing, or wall art. Prerequisite: Any[...]
LEVEL 3: Wear it Your Way: Asymmetrical Nuno Felt Ruana with Marilou Moschetti - DATE CHANGED! @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Dyed silk gauze, silk roving, fine wool and interesting surface design will be used as students design their own art to wear garment that is asymmetrical style when worn on the body. We will use[...]
LEVEL 2: Wet Felted Cinch Satchel with Lisa Classon @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
This versatile cross body bag will be wet felted using a resist to create the main body. The focal point of the bag, the strap and pull string, will be made using many different fibers[...]
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Vessel @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
There is magic in making a vessel. We felt a double sided, flat circle with a resist inside, cut a slit in the center of one side and this creates a hollow sphere. Almost like magic![...]
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Nuno Felted Scarf @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
This is our most popular class! This craft is relatively brand new; created in the 1990s by Polly Stirling and her friends in Australia, nuno felting rocked the fiber arts world. Since then innovations have[...]
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Nuno Felted Poinsettia @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
These  beautiful nuno felted poinsettias are a perfect holiday project.  This level 1 class is perfect for beginners and students will leave with a completed flower. A supply list will be available upon registration. No[...]
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3: Nuno Felted Butterfly Shawl @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Years ago I made a butterfly shawl, but it was just a big rectangle and didn’t have enough shape to be flattering. This time, I wanted to create a butterfly shawl that you could actually[...]
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Beginning Wheel Spinning @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Come and learn how to spin wool into beautiful yarn. If you already have a wheel, bring it along. If you don’t have a wheel, we have several students can borrow. We will talk about different[...]
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Intermediate Spinning: Art Yarn @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Learn how to spin funky, chunky art yarn with new spinning, drafting and plying techniques. A materials list will be available upon registration. Pre-requisite: Level 1 Introduction to Spinning + LOTS of practicing at home[...]
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Level 3: Nuno Felted Window Scarf @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
In this one day scarf class we will be creating windows using wool to frame silk fabrics. This method creates a fantastic texture. The wool is carried off the edge of the silk to produce[...]