The Silver Thimble.  Craft Workshops near York and Malton in Yorkshire
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Inspired to stitch at The Silver Thimble

Quality tuition in Ryedale, North Yorkshire in all aspects of Needlework and Crafts. Our classes are friendly, flexible and fun! Workshops held at Barton Hill, York just off the A64 on the York to Scarborough Road.

2016 Programme now available here!

If you haven't managed to get to a class yet then browse the programme and give me a call text or email to book - newcomers and beginners are welcomed by friendly tutors and fellow students alike.

In the meantime please check below for a monthly summary of classes or

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There are lots of ways to follow your hobby, regular stitching days and one off classes - don't see what you want - call me on 07920 760646:-

Stitching days - held Some Mondays, Tuesday evenings, Wednesdays, Wednesday evenings and Thursdays as well as some Saturdays. Expert guidance to help you finish those projects you have started or for uninterrupted, guilt free sewing with like minded people. No need to book regular sewing days weeks in advance just call Kath at least the day before the class you want to attend to check availabilty. Beginners welcome, suitable for all levels.

Day classes - one off classes, most are suitable for all levels, if this is not the case then I will say when it is more suitable for those with some patchwork skills. Day classes require basic sewing skills.

Embroidery group with Caroline - 11 - 3pm £15 if you have started a project with Caroline or have an embroidery project you want help with then this gives you the opportunity to work with an expert embroiderer to complete your work.

Bobbin lace classes with Caroline - 11 - 3pm £15 - learn to make your own bobbin lace under the expert tuition of Caroline, working in small groups and you can borrow equipment while you try it out.

Book club with Catherine - 2 - 4pm £5, working with Catherine an opportunity to complete books you have started at Catherine's classes.

For another year I have managed to keep costs the same for classes, however to do this I have had to make a couple of changes -

Please bring your own rotary cutter with you, mats and rulers will still be provided free of charge,

A charge will be made if you wish to use the passport, smart 160 or ambition 1.0 demo sewing machines - £5 per day workshop or £3 for half day or evening workshop. If you subsequently purchase a new machine from me these charges to a maximum of £50 will be refunded.

As much tea/coffee/biscuits as you want are provided free of charge but please remember a packed lunch.

For 2016 programme click here

class prices are excluding materials unless otherwise stated.

August 2016

Please note the studio is closed from 29th July until 17th August inclusive

Regular Wednesday stitching days, 10 - 2pm £10,

Regular Thursday stitching days, 9.30 - 1.30pm £10

Evenings 7 - 9pm £5

Tuesday evening, 23rd, 30th

Wednesday day and evening 24th, 31st

Thursday 18th, 25th

Miniatures, Monday 22nd August

Saturdays 27th August

Lace/embroidery Tuesday 23rd August

Book Club Thursday no book club August

Day classes

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th textile class with Isabel Hall - weaving different materials to form a 3d sculpture useful as a bowl, basket or bag. 10 - 4pm both days £70 See photograph in side panel.

September 2016

Regular Wednesday stitching days, 10 - 2pm £10,

Regular Thursday stitching days, 9.30 - 1.30pm £10

Evenings 7 - 9pm £5

Tuesday evening, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Wednesday day and evening 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,

Thursday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th,

Miniatures, Monday 19th

Saturdays 24th,

Lace/embroidery Tuesday 6th, 20th,

Book Club Thursday 15th,

Day classes

Friday and Saturday 2nd and 3rd September - learn convergance quilting with Amanda and then add an applique silhouette of your choice - or choose one provided by Amanda - to embellish your project. 10 - 4pm both days £65 See photograph in side panel.

Friday 9th shaped log cabin with Kath - make this variation on log cabin starting with a hexagon. I have used Christmas fabrics and made it into a table runner but you can vary the size and number you make for your own project. 10 - 4pm £25

Saturday 10th Crochet snowflake - with Helen, 10 - 3pm £20 - see photograph in side panel

Friday 16th Father Christmas - with Kath and with permission of fabric affair - individual patterns included in price. this unusual figure can be made in tweed fabrics and is fun to make ready to adorn your festive decor. 10 - 4pm £35

Saturday 17th Bargello - with Kath - choose your fabrics to create this bargello, book included so that you can learn to create your own designs and really play with this stunning technique. I have used sunset colours but you choose your favourites.10 - 4pm £35

Friday 30th Rose sampler - with Kath - I have designed this rose sampler as a taster so it only has 4 blocks but you can add others to make the project any size you want. this will be discussed on the day.the project is intended to be hand appliqued but of course you can use machine applique if you wish. 10 - 4pm £25


click here to see more details of the workshops and the 2016 programme


Visiting Tutors 2016 - call Kath for details and to book

Dawn Cameron - Dick Monday 23rd May 2016

Pat Archibald Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July 2016

Isabell Hall Friday 19th & Saturday 20th August 2016

Amanda Carter September 2016


To book any of our classes and for details of payments please click here


If you like the sound of our workshops but don't live close by, we can also come to you - call for more information.

We can also cater for groups - please call for details

To find us -

  • Just off the A64 between Malton and York - click for map or contact us for directions
  • Yorkshire Coastliner Bus link
  • Regular trains from York to Malton, with links all over the country
  • Free Car Parking

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Charities for 2016 Yorkshire Air Ambulance and McMillan cancer

Donations to Air Ambulance so far £1252.81



Forthcoming workshops


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Cat Silhouette, dog or dragon,

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Isabel Hall 19/20 August

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Amanda Carter 2/3rd September

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Crotchet snowflake, saturday 10th September






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