Classes

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.[...]
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
LEVEL 1: Learn to Knit! Lesson #1 @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
Join Emmy as introduces students to her favorite craft: knitting. Students will learn a long tail cast on, and the knit stitch in this first introductory lesson. Topics discussed will also include benefits of knitting,[...]
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[...]
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Learn to Knit! Lesson #2 @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
This is part 2 of this month’s knitting classes. In this workshop, students will learn the purl stitch and how to bind off. Topics discussed will also include benefits of knitting, how to choose yarn[...]
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 +[...]
Level 1: Needle Felted Pollinators with Claire Impens @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
Learn 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional needle felting techniques in this introductory needle felting workshop. Using wool felt and roving, students will needle felt a bumble bee and a butterfly suitable for framing, applique, or[...]
LEVEL 1: 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 1: Fusion Felt Calla Lily with Tetyana Tverdenko @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
Tetyana Tverdenko will show students how to create a beautiful bendable calla lily using the fusion method of felting. Fusion is a combination of wet felting and needle felting and these particular blooms are made[...]
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[...]
LEVEL 2: Painting with Wool with Tetyana Tverdenko @ Loomis | California | United States
10:00 am
Painting with wool is a combination of wet and dry felting techniques. Wool fiber is a unique material that will help you create a picture with watercolor effect, even if you’ve never painted pictures. Wool painting helps develop the artistic taste, builds creativity and the pursuit of creative expression. This class is designed for all who enjoy art, crafts and love[...]
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[...]
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 +[...]
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[...]
Feb 13 @ 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[...]
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Level 2: Indigo Dip Day @ Loomis | California | United States
10:00 am
Come join this class for a day of indigo dyeing! Bring your already stitched, clamped, bound, etc. shibori pieces and dip with the group, using our dye vat. It’s a day of gabbing, dyeing, and fun![...]
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
LEVEL 1: Learn to Knit! Lesson #1 @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
Join Emmy as introduces students to her favorite craft: knitting. Students will learn a long tail cast on, and the knit stitch in this first introductory lesson. Topics discussed will also include benefits of knitting,[...]
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Tube Scarf with Tetyana Vernon @ Loomis | California | United States
10:00 am
MORE INFO COMING SOON! Prerequisite:Any Level 1 Felting workshop at The Tin Thimble or 3 – 6 hours of wet felting experience. Instructor: Tetyana Tverdenko Class fee: $125 + Materials How to register: Call us old fashioned, but we[...]
Level 1: Needle Felted Fairy Garden with Claire Impens @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
Let your imagination take your needle felting skills to the next level in this intermediate level workshop. Using wool roving and incorporating natural components, students will build a Fairy Garden in a teacup. Add as[...]
Feb 19 @ 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![...]
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Intermediate NO ROLL Scarf @ Loomis | California | United States
9:00 am
More info coming soon! Bring your lunch and we will spend the entire day creating!  This class is a GREAT WAY TO LEARN THE NEW “NO ROLL” METHOD. A materials list will be available upon[...]
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[...]
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LEVEL 1: Learn to Knit! Lesson #2 @ Loomis | California | United States
11:00 am
This is part 2 of this month’s knitting classes. In this workshop, students will learn the purl stitch and how to bind off. Topics discussed will also include benefits of knitting, how to choose yarn[...]
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm
LEVEL 2: Rucksack with Leiko Uchiyama @ Loomis | California | United States
10:00 am
We are thrilled to announce that Leiko Uchiyama joins us yet again, all the way from Ireland, to teach a 2-day workshop! She will be showing students how to create a fantastic wet felted rucksack[...]