It’s a new year, everyone.
Doesn’t that seem absurd? Weren’t we celebrating New Years 2015 last week? How could a year have gone by so quickly?
No matter how weird the turning of calendar seems, we can’t fight the fact that it’s now 2016. And when we reflect on everything that happened in the last year, it seems a little more conceivable. The Tin Thimble had Toni and Lori join the team, our Hannah left to start an adventure with her beau, our student art show was incredible, Emma had her wonderful theater internship over the summer, we had one of our best button sales to date, Emma graduated, and just…wow. There’s so much more that we haven’t listed, but isn’t that enough? It was a packed year!
But it’s not enough to appreciate what’s passed. We have a whole new year to look forward to. Who knows how many new students will come into the shop and help shape its future? How many of our existing relationships will further strengthen into something even more meaningful?
We have big plans for 2016, including:
- The return of Felt Fest! We know that we disappointed quite a few of you when we pulled Felt Fest off the calendar but there’s only so much The Little Thimble That Could can churn out in year and Felt Fest had to sit on the back burner for a little while. The discussions have begun and if the event doesn’t return this year then you can bet on it in 2017. We’ll share details when they’re set in stone.
- The return of our sewing classes! For our sewing customers out there I’m sure you’ve noticed that our sewing classes have been, well, non-existent. With Hannah in West Virginia, Emma finishing her bachelors, and Sharon being the felting/dyeing machine lately, sewing slowly disappeared from our lessons calendar. We are starting the search for a new sewing instructor to breathe life into this area of the Thimble so if you are interested, or know someone who might be, please send a resume and portfolio (if you have one) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call or stop by the shop to inquire – we will contact those who email in resumes. We are looking for instructors with experience in teaching small, short projects (tote bags, pillowcases, etc.) and garment construction (Introductory – Intermediate levels, pattern reading, fabric identification, etc.)
- We’ve got our eye on Merchant and Mills and their gorgeous notions. We’ve been considering stocking their materials for some time now; what do you think? Has anyone out there used their tools before?
Here are some photos from the year that we just love. What are some of your favorite Tin Thimble memories from 2015?