Shibori Press – A DIY Tool to Dye Fabric Yardage

Those of you who follow us on Instagram, or keep a close eye on the shop going-ons, know that Sharon has been on a bit of a Shibori and Indigo kick lately. Dare we say, she’s a bit…obsessed? It’s okay, cause we’re fueling her obsession by asking her ten thousand questions about indigo, encouraging her […]

Indigo and Shibori – Inspired to Experiment

Mom and dad visited Emma, Chris and the new little grand baby in Japan this last October.  Emma lives in Okazaki not that far from the famous shibori town – Arimatsu – so two rainy but fantastic days were spent soaking in all of the shibori and indigo blue inspiration that is Arimatsu.  Emma was […]

Japan: Kyoto

Hello! It’s Emma today and it’s been a while. And I’ve been vvvveeeerrryyyy slow in getting this final Japan post to you – I apologize for the delay! While Chris and I were staying in Okazaki we took a day trip to Kyoto and I was determined to squeeze some textiles in! After wandering around […]

The CCO: Sharon Mansfield

While we at The Tin Thimble don’t really have “job titles”, it is safe to say that if we had to designate them, Sharon Mansfield (usually referred to as “mom”) would without a doubt be the Chief Creative Officer. In addition to teaching, she’s been botanical dyeing at home, she took a class with Melissa Arnold and […]

Complex Shibori Class with Melissa Arnold

The amazingly talented Melissa Arnold taught a Contemporary Complex Shibori class with us back in May, and wow, her students created some stunning pieces! Melissa is an incredible textile artist, and just an overall wonderful person. We are always so thrilled to have her happy little self in our classroom! Students in this class learned […]