Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jenine's Gorgeous Nuno Felted Journal Cover!

Jenine brought this gorgeous journal cover to us and we're so excited to have her teach this new technique!!  It is nuno felted but in an entirely different way from what we have ever practiced or taught and we're thrilled for our students to start learning!  She has been a wealth of information for us and has introduced us to artists such as Jean Gauger and Marilou Moschetti.  We can't wait to have you in the classroom Jenine!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mom's Arizona Highway Wet Felted Wall Hanging

I just love it when she takes something like this:

and turns in into something like this:


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fourth Anniversary and Student Art Show Celebration!


In celebration of our Four Year Anniversary we are excited to announce that we will be hosting our second annual Student Art Show!  Anyone who has taken a class here at The Tin Thimble is welcome to enter a maximum of three pieces as long as at least two of the pieces were created using a technique that you learned here at the shop (we may not be able to put all 3 in the show though, depending on space). 
  • Please drop off your entries on March 29th or 30th from 10:00-5:00
  • Please provide a photograph of yourself and a paragraph about your creative self and your experience at The Tin Thimble.
  • If you have any display pieces that we could use for the show please bring them when you drop off your art pieces.
  • Please contact us as soon as possible and let us know what and how many pieces you will be dropping off.
  • A release waiver will have to be signed when you pieces are dropped off. 
  • Pieces will have to be picked up on Tuesday, April 5th, 10:00-5:00.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Summer Fashion Show

Hi everyone! It's Hannah writing to you from Arcata today. Remember last summers Handmade Fashion Show? Well, it's happening again! I am so thrilled, I've all ready completed 3 pieces and am working on a fourth. Check in for more updates on me and mom's pieces!

This dress is made with an Anna Maria Horner Voile and a vintage 1950's slip pattern. 

It's fully lined with a natural muslin and has the best side zipper I've ever done! I love that the skirt has some volume and I can't wait to wear it when the weather warms up.

This little shirt may look familiar to some of you. I've previously made it with another Anna Maria Horner voile. Easy to make, easy to wear, easy to love!

This is my favorite piece so far. It was made with vintage 1940's fabric and a 1970's pattern. It's girlie and I feel super confident when wearing it. That's the best!

Exposed back zip.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Renegade Run Shop Hop

We're joining the renegades again this year!  April 13-17 we will be part of a loop of quilt/craft stores offering a 20% discount for all regularly priced fabric on bolts along with a raffle at each store.  The participating shops are:

We have flyers at the shop with each stores details (hours, locations, directions, etc) along with a map and driving distance chart.  We hope to see you out on the RENEGADE RUN! 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Beautiful Linens

I have been going through our massive amount of linens getting some of them ready to post up onto our Etsy shop.  I don't know how I do it, but I forget HOW GORGEOUS these old linens are and then every time I go through them I fall in love all over again!  The time and love that went into making them and then caring for them - I want to pour myself into something like that!

I always hate to see them go......  Do you hoard beautiful, old linens?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lisa's Cuffs and Collars

Lisa will be teaching the Nuno Felted Cuffs and Collars class at the Felt Fest and she brought in her examples for us today!  She was in last week working on them:

And then they turned into THIS!

and then she made these too!

Lovely, Lisa!