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 […]

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, […]

Join us in Celebrating 10 Years in Business!

It’s our TENTH YEAR IN BUSINESS! We can’t even begin to express our gratitude, excitement and disbelief that our little Thimble has been cranking out creativity for a full decade.  Please join us in celebrating this joyous occasion! Our annual Student Art Show is happening Friday & Saturday, April 7th & 8th, and we need ALL […]

Brand New Apparel Fabrics in Stock

Last year Sharon placed an order with our favorite fabric distributor and the bolts for these apparel fabrics are now on the shelves! Find these (and more that we didn’t have the chance to photograph) in our physical store and in our Etsy store! We have several weights of silk available. We have three new nuno-felting […]

The Thimble has it’s Thimble Back!

Happy new year, everyone! We hope you had a splendid holiday season and wish you a happy, healthy 2017.  If you’re a long-time Tin Thimble fan, you may remember this little gem that hung over our door in our original location in Newcastle. Anyone remember? Well, when we moved to our current location in Loomis, […]

A Few New Display Pieces

The Thimble is always changing. Every week pieces get moved from one shelf to another, clothes racks are scooted into new corners, new crates and baskets are brought out and filled, and others put away. Perhaps it is our ambition, perhaps it’s that we need more space, but no matter what it’s cause, we find […]

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 […]

A Fantastic Vintage-Inspired Way to Use Ric Rac

Let’s just start by saying we have a pretty fierce love affair with ric rac here in the shop. Our friend, and long time customer, Sarah, recently stopped by the shop to purchase some goodies, ask a few questions and share some of her latest (darling) projects. Upon checking out, she plopped her purse onto the […]

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! […]

A Happy Felting Class Complete with a Lamb!

We had quite a busy weekend here at the beginning of April. Sure this post may be a little delayed but, what can we say, there’s a lot going on here! Carin taught a 3 day felting class, the Nuno Felted Mosaic Jumper, and her students made BEAUTIFUL things. We’re so proud! We also had the cutest […]