The Silver Thimble.  Craft Workshops near York and Malton in Yorkshire
Charity for 2013 – Yorkshire Air Ambulance


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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.

to view the 2016 Programme click 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.

October 2016

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

Regular Thursday stitching days, 9.30 - 1.30pm £10

Evenings 7 - 9pm £5

Tuesday evening, 18th, 25th,

Wednesday day and evening 19th, 26th,

Thursday , 20th, 27th,


Lace/embroidery Tuesday 4th, 18th,

Book Club Thursday 13th,

Day classes

Monday 17th October sashiko fish with Kath


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

Regular Thursday stitching days, 9.30 - 1.30pm £10

Evenings 7 - 9pm £5

Tuesday evening, 22nd, 29th,

Wednesday day and evening 2nd (day only) 23rd, 30th

Thursday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th,

Miniatures 21st,

Lace/embroidery Tuesday 1st, 15th,

Book Club Thursday 17th,

Day classes

Friday 4th carpet bag, with Kath, including frame, adjustable strap and leather handles 10 - 4pm

Monday 14th Welcome sign with Kath, 10 - 3pm

Friday 18th purse with Kath, using an 8" frame, 10 - 3pm


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

Regular Thursday stitching days, 9.30 - 1.30pm £10

Evenings 7 - 9pm £5

Tuesday evening, 6th, 13th,

Wednesday day and evening 7th, 14th,

Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th,

Miniatures 12th,

Lace/embroidery Tuesday 13th,

Book Club Thursday 8th,

Day classes

Monday 5th, Shoulder bag with Kath, 10 - 4pm



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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