Busy Hands Make Beautiful Things

For the past couple of months, our creative mother-daughter duo, Sharon Mansfield and Lisa Classon have been extra busy creating beautiful things for our store and for their classes.

Sharon has been botanically dyeing men’s and women’s clothing with fantastic results: IMG_3583_new

The jagged edges of the leaf prints near the collar of the above shirt are such an interesting detail.

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The above blouse is silk, which makes for lovely texture and print results.


If you’re interested in learning how to botanical print your own clothing, Sharon teaches classes in this exact technique!


This shirt is gorgeous Irish linen. See that vertical criss-cross detail? Sharon’s awesome asymmetrical eucalyptus design really makes it stand out.


Remember that photo we shared on Facebook last week of Sharon felting a Versi Wrap? Well here’s the finished product!


Who says that Lisa’s table runner needs to be a table runner? The wool is soft enough and the colors are stunning enough that it could be a scarf.

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Lisa’s nuno felted and botanically dyed vest features a simple silhouette which allows the beautiful textures of the fibers and the botanical prints to be the focal point.

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Above is one of our favorites, the nuno felted botanically dyed cotton gauze scarf by Lisa. These scarves, although always so different from one another, are always dyed with vibrant results. The added texture of the yarns hanging from the bottom add to the organic beauty of the cotton gauze weave.

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This adorable plaid wrap with felting and hand painting by Lisa. The tiny bit of glitter provided by the gold threads running through this piece are so eye-catching. We love wraps because they can easily be dressed down and paired with denim for daytime wear, and can look equally as stunning when worn with little black dresses for evening and formal wear.

Felting done by Lisa Classon at The Tin Thimble

The above pictures is an example of Lisa’s sandwich scarf. Students learn how to layer fibers on top of one another to create interesting texture. Although this one is lovely piece black and white, students can choose to incorporate as many colors as they’d like to create beautiful, and colorful, results.

Felting done by Lisa Classon at The Tin Thimble


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