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 […]

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Carders, Batts, and a Potential Carding Workshop

Hello everyone! As you know, we held our annual Felt Fest a few weekends ago (if you want to see pictures of the festivities, click here). We continue to hold this event year after year (this year was our sixth Felt Fest!) because it’s a whirlwind of creativity. With three, or four, workshops happening simultaneously, […]

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

We’re so proud to reveal Sharon’s latest piece: a felted bra! 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 […]

Felt Fest Is Happening this September!

It’s that time of year, everyone! This year’s annual Felt Fest will be happening September 22nd, 23rd and 24th! I’m SO happy to share just a few of the workshops happening during this fiber-filled weekend, but to see all the classes that will be going on click here. We’ll also be adding more classes within […]

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 More! The New Advanced Wet Felting Class is Here.

Sharon’s developed an entirely new wet felting class! 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 wet felting class, advance your skills and learn how to create design elements such as holes, and ruffled edges, in addition […]

Dyeing Workshop with Botanical Prints + Color in Progress with Sharon Mansfield

Sharon is developing a dyeing 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 […]