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 […]

The Tin Thimble’s Year in Review

It’s a new year, everyone. Doesn’t that seem absurd? Weren’t we celebrating New Years 2015 last week? How could a year have gone by so quickly? No matter how weird the turning of calendar seems, we can’t fight the fact that it’s now 2016. And when we reflect on everything that happened in the last […]

Holiday Cheer at The Tin Thimble

Happy Holidays, everyone! We love to decorate our little fiber arts store for any occasion, but we think it’s especially cozy at Christmastime. Sharon is Scandinavian and loves Scandinavian Christmas decor.  These darling wall hangings feature and yule goat and Tomtes or Nisses (Christmas elves). Our winter tree was originally intended as a Christmas decoration but now it hangs […]

It’s here! And so are the handmade gifts.

The eagle has landed. Or maybe it’s a partridge in a pear tree. We’ve been prepping for the holiday season for months now, but somehow, the influx of consignment items still felt sudden. We’re delighted to have them here and are looking forward to even more, but right now we’re wondering how we can possibly handle how […]

Advice from a Fiber Artist: Sharon’s Colorful Methods

Our students, customers and, shoot, even the Thimble staff, are always amazed at the color choices Sharon puts together in her handmade pieces. Whether it’s a wet felted wallhanging or a handmade dress, the woman curates beautiful color palettes. Our beginning students are especially intrigued and often ask her “How did you know to put those […]

Our Month on Instagram: August 2015

What did we do this month? Our tenth annual button sale! It was big, it was beautiful, and there were well over 12,000 buttons. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us! We were so excited to be able to announce the availability of our virtual tour. This high resolution, panoramic tour is […]

Take a Little Tour (Virtually) of The Tin Thimble

This is one of the coolest things to happen to us for awhile. It’s amazing to even be able to share it with you. Get this: there is now a virtual tour of The Tin Thimble available on Google StreetView. In fact, all of High Hand is open to virtually tour; even the extensive and beautiful […]

Month on Instagram: July 2015

What did we do this month? The lovely Melissa Arnold came to visit and taught her indigo workshop, which proved to have gorgeous results. Petunia the shop cat started to come by almost every day, and now spends the entire day with us when she visits. We had such a fun day with Marie Clark of Permanent […]

Naturally Inspired: Sharon’s Experiments in Botanical Dyeing

Sharon has been experimenting with botanical dyeing for years now, to the point that she has become an expert. It’s an all natural process that colors fabrics with the imprints of leaves and other botanical objects with the help of metal and steam. Over time Sharon has botanically imprinted fabric of all sorts, including those of […]

Little Robots

Hello everyone! It’s Hannah writing to you today. Mom, Emma and I love our small (but consistently adorable) selection of flannels here in the shop. If you’re not available to come into the store, you can also find them posted on our Etsy store. I made…