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


Forthcoming workshops

Beginners Patchwork 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,

Aurifil threads

Sewing and Patchwork equipment


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Embroidery Kits

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Lampshades (kits available)









Covid 19 Update

These are worring times for everyone and I hope you are staying safe. As you will appreciate for the safety of everyone I have had to change the way we work. I have had a professional, independent risk assessment carried out and pleased to say - from September 9th stitch club will be open. Face coverings will need to be warn. Wednesday and Thursdays 10 - 2.30pm with 30mins break at lunch time. Stitch club will also be open on Saturday morning. Please call for details and to book. A full covid statement will be emailed when you book.

If you are not ready to return to full stitch club or you are exempt from wearing a face covering then 1:1 is still avavilable and you can bring a stitch buddy if you wish. Max 3 and 3hours

You can visit the the studio to buy stock - please make an appointment. only one person at a time and social distancing rules apply. Face coverings must be worn.A full Covid statement will be emailed to you when you book.

You can also order your fix of creative items fabric, thread etc without visiting the studio - I can use video, facetime or whats app, to help you choose your fabrics for your project and offer guidance. Please call, message, email or text to arrange. I can then post out your goods, free of charge if you spend over £15.

Have a look at the shop page on for an idea of stock and then give me a call on 07920760746. if you dont see what you want give me a call I may just have not put it on the website yet.

I am also looking at putting some classes together and then emailing out full instructions. with assistance by video call or 1: 1 in the studio. There are also some free patterns available and kits -

Contact me on 07920760646

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I'll also send out regular updates by email to those on my mailing list so if you havent done so please join up - email me

I wish you and your families well


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.

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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.

Saturday beginners class - monthly from 29th February with Kath, 10 - 1pm £15 friendly class with experienced tutor with lots of tips and techniques to inspire yoy. A choice of projects to get you started. Call Kath on 07920 760646 to discuss.

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.



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.

Class prices are excluding materials unless otherwise stated.


Classes suspended but join my mailing list to get updates



Visiting Tutors 2020 - call Kath for details and to book.

Pat Archibald tba - lights and shades of Nature

Amanda Carter 2020 (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 2020 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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