Five Practices to Make your Botanical Dyeing Sustainable

Hello there! It’s Hannah writing to you today. Mom (AKA, Sharon) called me the other day and asked me “Have we ever talked about how the process of botanical dyeing is sustainable?”. Why, no, mom, we haven’t.  She has been botanical dyeing (eco printing, botanical imprinting, whatever you’d like to call it) for many years […]

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% […]

Creating Tree Bark with Wool – A New Textural Workshop with Sharon Mansfield

Sharon recently developed a textural workshop that we’re super excited about. In her brand new, advanced level, Tree Bark workshop, students will create a piece that is knotty, lumpy, knobby, and loaded with different textural elements.  Through modified versions of the Japanese technique, shibori, hand stitching is utilized to form and sculpt a rough tree-bark […]

The Coolest Handbag Workshop We’ve Ever Offered

Sure, we may be a little biased, but I’m fairly confident that Sharon’s upcoming Compound Resist Handbag workshop is the creme de la creme of purse workshops here at the Thimble. This 2-day workshop will be happening during Felt Fest, and if you’re interested in signing up, you can find more details here.  This bag […]

Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder – Felted Bra by Sharon Mansfield

We’re so proud to reveal Sharon’s latest piece: a felted bra! Eight years ago Sharon was going to do the Artful Bra Show at High Hand Cafe with her sister, Carin. The show never happened, and their idea disappeared for a while. She was presented with the opportunity to do a different bra show this […]

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 […]

Birdhouses, Pumpkins and More! The New Advanced Wet Felting Class is Here.

Sharon’s developed an entirely new wet felting class! If you’ve taken any of our level 1 wet felting classes, then you’re all set to take Sharon’s most recent workshop experiment: the advanced vessel. In this wet felting class, advance your skills and learn how to create design elements such as holes, and ruffled edges, in addition […]

Dyeing Workshop with Botanical Prints + Color in Progress with Sharon Mansfield

Sharon is developing a dyeing workshop for a 1-step botanical dye plus color class and the results are SO COOL. This combination of botanical dyeing and acid dyeing will be taught in a 2-day workshop in the late-summer or early fall. She’s limiting the class to 4 students, so if you’d like to register, please […]

Abstract Felt Collage Workshop with Sharon

Sharon taught 8 students in her last Abstract Felt Collage workshop and her students made some stunning pieces. If you’re interested, this class is happening again March 7th & 8th and we can’t WAIT to see what the next group of students make!  Next class is schedule for April 18 & 19.  Click Here for […]

Felted Wall Hangings & An Artful Display

If you’ve been into the Thimble, you probably recognize these felted wall hangings. Sharon has felted these beautiful pieces over the past couple of years (in addition to some that have sold, and aren’t on display anymore) but just a couple weeks ago, she revamped the way in which they are displayed. Using wild plum […]