Classes

Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Get to Know Your Sewing Machine @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Have a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it? Bring it in and let us introduce you! We will be going over the basics: Threading the machine Filling the bobbin Straight stitch Zig-Zag[...]
Apr 1 @ 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,[...]
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
Apr 5 @ 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[...]
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3: Nuno Felted Mosaic Scarf or Wrap @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
To create a mosaic scarf or wrap we will be cutting shapes of various weights and textures of fabric and overlapping them to an amazing finished design. This is a two day workshop and class[...]
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[...]
Apr 15 @ 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[...]
Apr 18 @ 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[...]
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – Apr 20 @ 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[...]
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Beginning Knitting @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
MORE INFO COMING SOON! No prior knitting experience required. Instructor: Tetyana Tverdenko Class Fee: $60 + Supplies How to register: We are currently unable to register students online. Please call us at 916-652-2134 Tuesday through Sunday[...]
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Nori Scarf @ 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: Pattern Reading and Intermediate Sewing Skills @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Patterns can seem overwhelming at first, but after this class you’ll be more than comfortable with their mysterious symbols. We will cover the basics of pattern reading, including, notches, straight of grain, darts, proper layout,[...]
LEVEL 2: Wet Felted Essentials Pouch with Toni Lutman
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[...]
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Get to Know Your Sewing Machine @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Have a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it? Bring it in and let us introduce you! We will be going over the basics: Threading the machine Filling the bobbin Straight stitch Zig-Zag[...]
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Flower @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
I worked hard to design a beautiful wet felted flower and I finally got it and I love them! Hundreds of students have left this class with a beautiful flower they made with their own[...]
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Soap @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
What a great idea to felt over a bar of yummy smelling soap! The wool is exfoliating and shrinks as your bar gets smaller with use. Such a great gift idea! A materials list will[...]
Apr 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[...]
Apr 29 @ 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![...]
LEVEL 2: Painting with Wool with Tetyana Tverdenko @ 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: Nuno Felted Cotton Gauze Texture Scarf @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
We will be nuno felting a scarf using cotton gauze as our base and exploring manipulating different fabrics for various textures. Students will use a variety of fabrics, yarns and fibers to create different textures.[...]
May 3 @ 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[...]
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[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3: Nuno Felted Sleeveless Tunic
This little sleeveless tunic is so easy to fit. It can be fitted or l0ose. The roving is drafted in a manner so that the tunic will have stretch! No need for zippers. The neckline[...]
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Level 1: Needle Felted Fish @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
Come explore the exciting and clean medium of wool fleece for creating soft sculptures.  Students will learn needle felting techniques necessary to sculpt a small fish in colorful wool fleece in this fun and informative class. Not only will[...]
LEVEL 2: Wet Felted Abstract Collage with Sharon Mansfield @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
This method is so free and unrestrained.  It can be very stained glass looking, or totally abstract in design.  You will use Merino wool, silk scraps, mohair, fiber frenzy yarn bundles, etc., for a shawl,[...]
May 11 @ 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[...]
LEVEL 1: Beginning Crochet - Granny Squares @ The Tin Thimble | Loomis | California | United States
MORE INFO COMING SOON! No prior crochet experience required. Instructor: Tetyana Tverdenko Class Fee: $55 + Supplies How to register: We are currently unable to register students online. Please call us at 916-652-2134 Tuesday through Sunday from[...]
May 16 @ 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[...]