Shibori Press – A DIY Tool to Dye Fabric Yardage

Those of you who follow us on Instagram, or keep a close eye on the shop going-ons, know that Sharon has been on a bit of a Shibori and Indigo kick lately. Dare we say, she’s a bit…obsessed? It’s okay, cause we’re fueling her obsession by asking her ten thousand questions about indigo, encouraging her […]

Eleven Years in Business

Back in April, we celebrated our 11th year in business by hosting our annual student art show. Every year when it comes time for me to write the post re-capping this annual celebration, I find myself at a loss of words. How can I possibly say the magnitude of our gratitude to all of you? […]

Our Favorite Felting Tools

Today we’re going to do a quick run-through of our favorite felting tools for both nuno and wet methods. If you’ve just registered for a workshop with us, or are just getting into felting on your own, this will be a great introduction to some tools of the trade. Felting is a creative process, and […]

Indigo and Shibori – Inspired to Experiment

Mom and dad visited Emma, Chris and the new little grand baby in Japan this last October.  Emma lives in Okazaki not that far from the famous shibori town – Arimatsu – so two rainy but fantastic days were spent soaking in all of the shibori and indigo blue inspiration that is Arimatsu.  Emma was […]

Five Practices to Make your Botanical Dyeing Sustainable

Hello there! It’s Hannah writing to you today. Mom (AKA, Sharon) called me the other day and asked me “Have we ever talked about how the process of botanical dyeing is sustainable?”. Why, no, mom, we haven’t.  She has been botanical dyeing (eco printing, botanical imprinting, whatever you’d like to call it) for many years […]

Felting with the Guys – Wet Felted Slippers

Just after Christmas, Sharon showed her grandson, Colby, and her son-in-law, Daniel, how to make their own wet felted slippers. Colby had made a pair two years back, but he’d grown out of them.    The guys started by creating duct tape molds of their feet, just as students do in the workshop for this […]

Felting with Lace – A Fun Textural Experiment

Are you curious about felting with lace? We were too! We recently received an exciting order of garment fabrics from one of our favorite distributors, and included in the box were several types of lace. If you follow us on Instagram, (@thetinthimble) you may have us mention this already. The pink and red are 80% […]

A Mother-Daughter Day in the Classroom

Last month, Sharon taught a private lesson with her daughter Jill,  and two customers, Yoko and ‘Gaga’. Gaga is Yoko’s mother and because Yoko doesn’t speak English, and Sharon doesn’t speak Japanese, ‘Gaga’ is what Sharon called her. I’m sure her real name was much lovelier, had Sharon been able to pronounce it. It was […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Hello T3 customers, fans, and readers.  We hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season. We do love Christmastime. In addition to all the holiday prep (which we enjoy), and working busy days at the store, we also get to  see many veteran customers and students and that always makes us happy. We’ve stocked the […]

Creating Tree Bark with Wool – A New Textural Workshop with Sharon Mansfield

Sharon recently developed a textural workshop that we’re super excited about. 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 rough tree-bark […]