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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Latest Nuno Felted Pieces from Sharon and a New Class!

Hello Thimble fans. Now that Sharon is done with the wedding madness, she has found herself with a lot of time to nuno felt, botanical dye and wet felt. Here are three of her latest pieces! A while back, we shared a post on Instagram about a new project Sharon was working on and ta-da! […]