Classes

LEVEL 3: Silk Gauze Scarf with Tetyana Vernon @ Loomis | California | United States
9:00 am
Build upon your nuno felting knowledge to create a light-as-air scarf on silk gauze. This ephemeral beauty features finished holes in the center of the ‘leaves’ and fringed edges. We have several weights of silk[...]
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Vessel @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
There is magic in making a felted vessel. We felt a double sided, flat circle with a resist inside, cut a slit in the center of one side and this creates a hollow sphere. Almost like[...]
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Nuno Felted Samples - Go Beyond the Scarf! @ Loomis | California | United States
10:00 am
Our previous Intermediate Nuno Felted Shawl workshop is now a nuno felted samples class and we think you’ll love it. In this workshop, students will learn a wide range of new skills to build on[...]
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Nuno Felted Scarf @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
This is our most popular class! This craft is relatively brand new; created in the 1990s by Polly Stirling and her friends in Australia, nuno felting rocked the fiber arts world. Since then innovations have[...]
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Nuno Felted Scarf @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
This is our most popular class! This craft is relatively brand new; created in the 1990s by Polly Stirling and her friends in Australia, nuno felting rocked the fiber arts world. Since then innovations have[...]
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Level 1: Bitty Blossoms @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
Through the years, Sharon has taught many different kinds of flowers. Some of her students asked for a class on how to make a quick little flower and here they are: Sharon’s Bitty Blossoms! These[...]
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Mini Wall Hanging with Sharon Mansfield @ Loomis | California | United States
10:30 am
Bring to life rolling hills, fields of flowers, streams and beautiful skies in this intensive one-day workshop with Sharon. Students will learn how to wet felt a landscape using lots of textural fibers. A materials list[...]
Jan 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Wet Felted Buttoned Shawl @ Loomis | California | United States
9:00 am
Take the beginning nuno felted scarf class and graduate to the wet felted buttoned shawl. Let’s learn how to let the dryer do most of the work! Students must purchase a pre-assembled kit from The[...]
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Level 1: Nuno Felted Scarf @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
This is our most popular class! This craft is relatively brand new; created in the 1990s by Polly Stirling and her friends in Australia, nuno felting rocked the fiber arts world. Since then innovations have[...]
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Mini Wall Hanging with Sharon Mansfield @ Loomis | California | United States
10:30 am
Bring to life rolling hills, fields of flowers, streams and beautiful skies in this intensive one-day workshop with Sharon. Students will learn how to wet felt a landscape using lots of textural fibers. A materials list[...]
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Botanical Dyeing + Color
9:00 am
I love to botanical imprint. Natures colors are beautiful, but I am excited to guide students through the process of adding extra pizazz to their pieces. In this workshop, we will experiment with color outside[...]
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Wet Felted Vessel @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
There is magic in making a vessel. We felt a double sided, flat circle with a resist inside, cut a slit in the center of one side and this creates a hollow sphere. Almost like magic![...]
LEVEL 1: Get to Know Your Sewing Machine with Hannah Arose @ Loomis | California | United States
10:00 am
Have a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it? Bring it in and let us introduce you! We will be going over the basics: Threading the machine Filling the bobbin Straight stitch Zig-Zag[...]
LEVEL 2: How to Sew a Hem with Hannah Arose @ Loomis | California | United States
2:00 pm
Join Hannah in learning how to sew two to three different types of hems! Hems are an essential part to finishing any garment and making alterations to your existing garments. We’ll cover how to sew[...]
Intermediate Sewing - Wrap Skirt with Hannah Arose @ Loomis | California | United States
10:00 am
Wrap skirts are a universally flattering, and timeless addition to your closet. We will make a simple wrap skirt that can be made with a variety of wonderful apparel fabrics. This class is a good[...]
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sit 'n Sew Social @ Loomis | California | United States
4:00 pm
Bring your sewing machine, a project and come and hang out in The Tin Thimble’s classroom for a couple of hours! This time has been set aside for sewists to chat, socialize and receive help[...]
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Sunset Shawl @ Loomis | California | United States
10:30 am
This is a two day workshop. The class will end at 2:00pm on the second day. This shawl was inspired by a photo my son-in-law, Ben Fargen, sent me of a sunset in Rio Linda.[...]
LEVEL 1: Blending Board Workshop with Clemes & Clemes! @ Loomis | California | United States
9:00 am
In 2011, Henry and Roy Clemes worked with Gwen Powell to design a new fiber preparation tool called a Blending Board. Now wildly popular, Blending Boards are mostly seen as a tool for preparing fiber[...]
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Nuno Felted Scarf @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
This is our most popular class! This craft is relatively brand new; created in the 1990s by Polly Stirling and her friends in Australia, nuno felting rocked the fiber arts world. Since then innovations have[...]
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Valley Oak Wool & Fiber Mill Tour
11:00 am
We’re going on a field trip! Marcail McWilliams from the Valley Oak Wool Mill will be giving Tin Thimble customers a tour of the mill and telling us all about fiber animals, wool production and[...]
LEVEL 1: Four in One Neck Wrap with Toni Lutman @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
Using merino wool and fun textural embellishments, learn how to make a versatile wet felted neck wrap/warmer that can be worn several ways.   Prerequisite: No experience required. Instructor: Toni Lutman Class Fee: $75 +[...]
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
How to Clean Fleeces & Prepare Raw Fibers
10:00 am
Following our field trip to the Valley Oak Wool & Fiber Mill, students are encouraged to join us for this course on how to skirt, clean and prepare raw fleeces for spinning or felting. Sharon[...]
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Botanical Dyed Clothing @ Loomis | California | United States
9:00 am
Hit your local thrift shop and choose a 100% cotton, linen or silk garment and we will imprint different leaves on them. Botanically imprinting clothing is fun because we must consider placement of the leaves[...]
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Nuno Felted Scarf @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
This is our most popular class! This craft is relatively brand new; created in the 1990s by Polly Stirling and her friends in Australia, nuno felting rocked the fiber arts world. Since then innovations have[...]
LEVEl 2: Felting with Raw Wool - Pinto Pillow
10:30 am
After our wool mill tour and fleece cleaning workshop, come full circle with wool processing and learn how to felt with raw wool. Students will learn discover the differences between carded and uncarded wool and[...]
Feb 6 @ 10:30 am – Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Nuno Felted Poncho with Sharon Mansfield @ Loomis | California | United States
10:30 am
If you’ve taken the nuno felted scarf class, join us in this workshop to dip your toe into learning how to felt garments. Though this poncho is simple to make, students in this workshop will[...]
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open Sewing Day with Hannah Arose
10:00 am
Know how to sew but need help with a project? Need some clarification on a sewing pattern? Made a mistake and you’re scared to take it out? This is the class for you! Students are[...]
LEVEL 2: Sew a Simple Tote Bag with Hannah Arose @ Loomis | California | United States
9:00 am
In this class, beginner sewists will learn how to make a simple, unlined, tote bag. Students will practice sewing straight lines, add a decorative band around the front of the bag and learn how to[...]
LEVEL 2: How to Install a Zipper with Hannah Arose
2:00 pm
Your fear of zippers ends here! Hannah will show you her stress-free method for installing a zipper and each student will get lots of practice so they’re capable of doing it at home.  You are[...]
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Nuno Felted Scarf @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
This is our most popular class! This craft is relatively brand new; created in the 1990s by Polly Stirling and her friends in Australia, nuno felting rocked the fiber arts world. Since then innovations have[...]