The Silver Thimble.  Craft Workshops near York and Malton in Yorkshire
Charity for 2019 – Yorkshire Air Ambulance


Forthcoming workshops

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Stained Glass patchwork

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book club

Book making classes

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slide frame purse

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Machine embroidery

For sale

Mail order or call for appointment to visit

We now take most major credit cards

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Fa Fabrics 100% cotton, bolts and pre cuts - ideal for Patchwork,

Moda Lawns. Moda jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes, mini charms and treats. Bali

bali Bali Batiks, Makower, Timeless Treasures, etc.

quilQuilting quality calico in 2 widths BaliBalibatiks

Extra wide fabrics ideal for quilt backs, 100% cotton.


Pfaff Sewing machines

Mettler threads,

Aurifil threads

Sewing and Patchwork equipment


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Embroidery Kits

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Lampshades (kits available)









Now stocking Aurifil threads - wide range of plain, variagated and also 60w under thread.


Pfaff ex demonstrators for sale @ massive discount

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.

to view the 2019 Programme click here

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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

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 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays *. 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. 10 - 3pm £15

* Mondays are available depending on other classes scheduled on Mondays.

A stitching group is also held on Monday evenings 7 -9pm £6

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

Embroidery group with Caroline - 10 - 3pm £25 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 - 10 - 3pm £25 - 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 - 10- 3pm £25, working with Catherine this is an opportunity to complete books you have started at Catherine's day classes.


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

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

Free Car parking is available and please ask if you need help to carry your machine etc.

For 2019 programme click here

Class prices are excluding materials unless otherwise stated.


May 2019

Regular Monday, Wednesday & Thursday stitching days, 10 - 3pm £15,

Monday Evenings 7 - 9pm £6

Monday 13th, 20th

Monday evening 13th, 20th

Wednesday 15th,22nd, 29th,FULL

Thursday 16th, 23rd, 30th,

Miniatures Monday 20th,

Embroidery/lace Tuesday 21st

Book club Tuesday 21st 10 - 3pm £25 (Please note no book club in June but full day class Friday 7th June 10 -4pm £30)

Day classes

Friday 17th, Grumpy owl mixed sewing and embellishment 10 -4pm £30

Monday 20th May miniature block of the month (2)10 -3pm £25

Friday 24th May City scape 10 - 4pm £30

Friday 31st Jelly roll rug £10 - 4pm £30

June 2019

Regular Monday, Wednesday & Thursday stitching days, 10 - 3pm £15,

Monday Evenings 7 - 9pm £6

Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th,

Monday evening 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th,

Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th,FULL

Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th,

Miniatures Monday Monday 17th June

Embroidery/lace Tuesday 4th, 18th

Book club Tuesday no bookclub in June - day class 7th

Day classes

Friday 7th Stained glass patchwork 10 - 4pm £30

Friday 7th Bookmaking with Catherine - Concertina book and slip case.£30

Monday 10th Double sided scrappy quilt 10 - 4pm £30

Friday21st floor cushion/ mini tuffet pin cushion 10 - 4pm £30

Friday 28th Framed, carpet style bag 10 - 4pm £30

July 2019

Regular Monday, Wednesday & Thursday stitching days, 10 - 3pm £15,

Monday Evenings 7 - 9pm £6

Monday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Monday evening1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th

Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31stFULL

Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th,

Miniatures Monday 22nd July

Embroidery/lace Tuesday 16th, 30th,

Book club Tuesday 16th,

Day classes

Friday 5th, Geometric shapes in patchwork 10 - 4pm £30

Monday 8th using Moda cake mix 10 - 4pm £30

sat/sun 13th/14th Elvington quilt show

Friday 19th Curved Heart with Philippa Naylor 10 - 4pm

Monday 22nd Miniature BOM 10 - 3pm £25

Friday 26th stack and cut 9 patch 10 - 4pm £30

Monday 29th Jelly roll and Applique 10 - 4pm £30

August 2019

Regular Monday, Wednesday & Thursday stitching days, 10 - 3pm £15,

Monday Evenings 7 - 9pm £6

Monday 5th,

Monday evening 5th

Wednesday 7th FULL

Thursday 1st, 8th

Miniatures Monday no miniatures in August

Embroidery/lace No classes in August

Book club Tuesday no bookclub in August

Day classes

Friday 2nd Sunflowers framed landscape, 10 - 4pm £30 half of class fee to Cancer research.


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Visiting Tutors 2019 - call Kath for details and to book

Phillippa Naylor 19th July 2019 curved piecing and applique

Pat Archibald 2/3 Nov 2019 Oriental Blossoms - new workshop including Pats transformer templates.

Amanda Carter 6/7 September 2019 (as recently seen on TV)Machine embroidery

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 2019 Yorkshire Air Ambulance and McMillan cancer

Donations to Air Ambulance so far £1252.81



Forthcoming workshops


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Kaleidascope by Amanda Carter

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Felt Satchel


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seaside fabrics

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celtic cushion

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Bags and Purses

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Needle felted polar bears

log cabin


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Pat Archibald

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Flower table runner


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Box Making

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Patchwork Stool

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