The Silver Thimble.  Craft Workshops near York and Malton in Yorkshire
Charity for 2018 – Yorkshire Air Ambulance & McMillan Cancer care


Forthcoming workshops

Beginners Patchwork from January 2019 please call for further details and to registera pinbe

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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,

Sewing and Patchwork equipment


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Embroidery Kits

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Lampshades (kits available)









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

spring programme available soon email for copy -

Moda coated fabrics - to order call me on 07920760646

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 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 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 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,

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/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.


February 2019

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

Monday Evenings 7 - 9pm £6

Monday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th,

Monday evening -4th, 11th, 18th, 25th,

Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, FULL

Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,

Miniatures Monday 11th February

Embroidery/lace Tuesday 12th, 26th February

Book club Tuesday 26th February

Day classes

to be rearranged Framed Landscape 10 - 4pm £30

Friday 15th Ellie elephant quilt, 10 - 4pm £100 inc all fabric except wadding and backing.

Monday 18th How to use a panel 10 - 4pm £30

Friday 22nd Rose sampler 10 - 4pm £45 including book

March 2019

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

Monday Evenings 7 - 9pm £6

Monday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th,

Monday evening 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th,

Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, FULL

Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,

Miniatures Monday 18th March

Embroidery/lace Tuesday 12th, 26th March

Book club Tuesday 26th March

Day classes

Friday 8th Dresden plate quilt 10 - 4pm £30

Monday 11th Tweed Teddy 10 - 4pm £30

Tuesday 12th March silk shading or crewel work Kingfishe 10 - 3pm (2 other dates will be agreed) £95 + kit

Monday 18th Miniature block of Month 10 - 4pm £30 (2 other sessions will be arranged @ £30 each

Friday 29th March Apron or peg bag - washable fabrics can be used. 10 - 4pm £30

April 2019

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

Monday Evenings 7 - 9pm £6

Monday 1st, 8th, 29th,

Monday evening 1st, 8th, 29th

Wednesday 3rd 10th FULL

Thursday 4th, 11th

Miniatures Monday no miniatures in April

Embroidery/lace Tuesday 9th

Book club Tuesday no bookclub in April

Day classes

Friday 5th, stack and cut 9 patch 10 - 4pm £30

Monday 8th 1st of Block of the month 10 - 4pm £30

Friday 12th city scape using some of the fabulous Gradient fabrics by Moda


click here to see more details of the workshops and the 2019 programme


Visiting Tutors 2019 - call Kath for details and to book

Phillippa Naylor 2019

Pat Archibald Nov 2019

Amanda Carter September 2019 (as recently seen on TV)

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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