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





batiks and bali pops


Mettler threads

layer cakes




range of waddings


Bondaweb and Steam a Seam














Mail order or for appointment contact Kath on 07920760646

Fabric for Sale

We have a wide range of moda and Makower fabrics and we are also now stocking Stoff and timeless treasures. we have a large stock of Moda precuts, including Jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm packs, mini charm packs and Moda treats. we also have a few moda Frivols.

We also stock extra wide fabrics which are 100% cotton but 108" wide for completing those patchwork projects that need more than the normal width fabric for the backing.



In stock - a wide range of Aurifil threads including variagated

Aurifil is a virtually lint free thread and is better for your machines because of this.

I have over 60 colors of 50w sewing thread useful for a variety of uses. A wide range of variagated and 60w under trhead in white.



I stock Mettler threads in a range of colours,

Polyester in a variety of colours, plain and variagated. Suitable for all jobs including piecing, dressmaking etc.

Metallics in plain and variagated - fantastic for embellishing and embroidery it is unusual to find variagated metallics.


If you are at the stage of completing your quilt then we also have a selection of waddings, 50/50 Cotton bamboo in 2 widths and 100% polyester. We also have a black wadding for those projects with a lot of dark fabrics and a dark backing.

I find that more and more customers are using the cotton bamboo due to its ease of quilting and soft drape.

Of course if you don't relish quilting your top yourself then Kath can always finish it for you - check out the quilt finishing page

Mettler Threads

We are a Mettler stockist, including

All purpose 50wt,

Embroidery 60wt


Polyester 40wt


Whether you are a beginner or just stocking up on your equipment/supplies then we have:

18"x 24" Cutting Mats

Omnigrip 6" x 24" rulers

Add a Quarter rulers (ideal for foundation piecing)

45mm deluxe OLFA rotary cutters

28mm olfa roatry cutters

45mm cutter blades

Curved quilting pins

Steam a seam and Bondaweb

Madiera temporary spray adhesives

Bias and bias tape makers (6mm)

Various Markers

Pfaff accessories

smetz sewing machine needles

Embroidery/hand stitching supplies

John James needles

DMC embroidery threads - a small number available but if you want a specific thread contact me and I will order

Vilene - light weight sew in and iron on, medium weight iron on and stitch and tear.

quilting calico

Patterns and kits

Shirley Bloomfield patterns

Spell bound bead kits


Dual Journeys in Stitch by Pat Archibald and Gillian Travis


If you have difficulty knowing what to buy for friends and relatives who have everything or you want to give a hint to your friends and relatives for you at Christmas or Birthday time. (Or just want to treat yourself) then we do have gift vouchers that can be redeemed against workshops, fabric or accessories.

Call Kath on 07920 760646 we can supply mail order. or If you wish to visit please call to arrange, then why not make an event of it and call at the local Leaf and Loaf cafe, at Welburn, for coffee and cakes!! Castle Howard is also on our doorstep and well worth a visit.

** We take most major credit/debit cards**





















Moda Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, mini charm packs and moda treats

Jelly rolls

layer cakes

layer cakes


Rotary Equipment

Rotary equipment



A range of Patterns


Range of needles






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