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 […]

Handmade Baby Clothes

We are so, so, so excited to announce that Emma, our sister, daughter and Tin Thimble owner, is expecting a baby in August!  Of course, this means we get to make things for this sweet baby and we LOVE to make baby things.  Sharon whipped out a few sweet pieces to send Emma & Chris, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Say Hello to Flat Felt

We love felt. (You probably already know that though.) One of our specialties is felt in all it’s forms, be it handmade wet or nuno felt, shrunken wool sweaters, or woven flat felt (especially the vintage, plaid variety). While you’re used to seeing all of the things we do with wet or nuno felt, today […]

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 […]

Busy Hands Make Beautiful Things

For the past couple of months, our creative mother-daughter duo, Sharon Mansfield and Lisa Classon have been extra busy creating beautiful things for our store and for their classes. Sharon has been botanically dyeing men’s and women’s clothing with fantastic results:  The jagged edges of the leaf prints near the collar of the above shirt are such an […]

The Cutest Cleanliness Around: Handmade Aprons by Hannah

We posted this image on our Instagram last week (@thetinthimble) with the caption, “Can you guess what Hannah is whipping up with these adorable fabrics we sent her? We can’t wait to get the finished pieces back in time for holiday gifts!” We were so excited to get the package from her earlier this week. Within it were […]

A Sample of Sharon & Hannah’s Handmade Clothes

Hello T3 fans! It’s Hannah writing to you again today. How is everyone on the west coast surviving this cold snap? We had SNOW here in the Sacramento area the other day. It was just beautiful! A while back we had our fantastic, uber talented, family friend Marie of Permanent Glimpse photography take photos 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…