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


Forthcoming workshops

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Book making classes dates to follow

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

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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)


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slide frame purse




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 2018 Programme click here

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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 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.

New from April stitching some Mondays depending on other classes please call to enquire !

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 - 11- 3pm £15, 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/coffee/biscuits as you want are provided free of charge but please remember a packed lunch.


For 2018 programme click here

Class prices are excluding materials unless otherwise stated.


April 2018

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

Monday stitching days, 10.00 - 2pm £10 (depending on other classes, please call to enquire)

Evenings 7 - 9pm £5

Tuesday evening, 24th April

Wednesday day 18th, 25th April FULL

Wednesday evening 18th, 25th April

Thursday 19th, 26th, April

Embroidery/patchwork Tuesdays 24th April 11 - 3pm

Miniatures Monday 16th April 10 - 2pm

Book making club Tuesday 24th April 11 - 3pm

Day classes

Friday 27th April Triangle log cabin 10 - 4pm £25

May 2018


click here to see more details of the workshops and the 2018 programme


Visiting Tutors 2018 - call Kath for details and to book

Phillippa Naylor 23rd February 2018

Pat Archibald July 2018

Amanda Carter September 2018


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 2018 Yorkshire Air Ambulance and McMillan cancer

Donations to Air Ambulance so far £1252.81



Forthcoming workshops


fabrics in the studioApplique & blocks

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Mariners compass with Amanda Carter

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Shopping bags


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jelly roll quilts

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celtic cushion

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Bags and Purses

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Needle felted polar bear Friday 9th February

Jelly roll tree


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Pat Archibald

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Jazz players

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Box Making

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Patchwork Stool

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