Our Recent Favorite Class Results

We are so dang lucky to teach so many incredible students. Each workshop at The Tin Thimble is full of students who we have the pleasure of meeting, instructing and applauding. We love the curiosity, open mindedness, and gumption that our students display when they join us and dive into making something. With so many […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intermediate Nuno Felted Shawl Class: New Examples & Techniques!

We’re hoping that Sharon’s latest examples for the intermediate nuno felted shawl workshop will spark some excitement for you if you’ve taken our nuno felted scarf class, but were never inspired to continue felting after the workshop ended. This workshop now includes instruction on both nuno felted, and wet felted, pieces. This means that students who enjoyed the drapey […]

Abstract Felt Collage Workshop with Sharon

Sharon taught 8 students in her last Abstract Felt Collage workshop and her students made some stunning pieces. If you’re interested, this class is happening again March 7th & 8th and we can’t WAIT to see what the next group of students make!  Next class is schedule for April 18 & 19.  Click Here for […]

Learn to Botanical Dye with Sharon Mansfield – Small Workshops Available Now!

If you’ve been curious about how to create botanical prints, ‘eco prints’, or natural dyes, or if you have taken other workshops with limited success, we highly encourage you to join Sharon Mansfield to learn to botanical dye. Botanical printing is a big part of the Thimble. We love the process, the results and the hundreds of possibilities it […]

The Tin Thimble’s Annual Felt & Fiber Festival: Felt Fest 2016

Hello Tin Thimble fans! Have you heard the news? Felt Fest 2016 has been scheduled for October 7th, 8th and 9th! Are you as excited as we are?  We are thrilled to welcome Marilou Moschetti back to the Thimble, we haven’t had her in the shop in too long. She will be teaching a super-unique and […]