How to Solve 5 Common Nuno Felting Problems

We’ve taught a lot of people how to nuno felt. In our eleven years of business, we’ve introduced thousands (literally!) of students to the beautiful art of nuno felting. This means we’ve met a lot of incredible people, seen many draw-dropping felted items and also seen our fair share of mishaps. Today, we’ll be sharing […]

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 […]

Felting with the Guys – Wet Felted Slippers

Just after Christmas, Sharon showed her grandson, Colby, and her son-in-law, Daniel, how to make their own wet felted slippers. Colby had made a pair two years back, but he’d grown out of them.    The guys started by creating duct tape molds of their feet, just as students do in the workshop for this […]

Felting with Lace – A Fun Textural Experiment

Are you curious about felting with lace? We were too! We recently received an exciting order of garment fabrics from one of our favorite distributors, and included in the box were several types of lace. If you follow us on Instagram, (@thetinthimble) you may have us mention this already. The pink and red are 80% […]

A Mother-Daughter Day in the Classroom

Last month, Sharon taught a private lesson with her daughter Jill,  and two customers, Yoko and ‘Gaga’. Gaga is Yoko’s mother and because Yoko doesn’t speak English, and Sharon doesn’t speak Japanese, ‘Gaga’ is what Sharon called her. I’m sure her real name was much lovelier, had Sharon been able to pronounce it. It was […]

Felt Fest Is Happening this September!

It’s that time of year, everyone! This year’s annual Felt Fest will be happening September 22nd, 23rd and 24th! I’m SO happy to share just a few of the workshops happening during this fiber-filled weekend, but to see all the classes that will be going on click here. We’ll also be adding more classes within […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Essential Books for Fiber Artists: Part 1

Today were excited to share with you our favorite books for fiber artists! Nothing comes close to hands-on experience and in-person instruction, but having information available at your finger tips (without having to wait for a class) is more than necessary for artists. You may not always be able to call up an expert, but […]