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





batiks and bali pops


Mettler threads

layer cakes




range of waddings


Bondaweb and Steam a Seam















Etsy shop


Mail order by email or call 07920 7606466

Fabric for Sale

New fabrics just in include Le Beau Papillion latest in the Moda french general range.

We have a wide range of moda and Makower fabrics, with some 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 thread in white.


Mettler Sale

I have a selection of threads which are in the sale whilst stocks last -

large reels £2

small reels £1

I will continue to stock 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 I also have a selection of waddings, 50/50 Cotton bamboo in 2 widths, recycled 70/30 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



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

1" x 6" quilting rulers

1 1/4" x 12 1/2" quilting rulers

6" x 6" quilting rulers

12" x 6" quilting rulers

Add a Quarter rulers (ideal for foundation piecing)

45mm rotary cutters

28mm olfa rotary cutters

45mm & 28mm cutter blades

Curved quilting pins

Steam a seam and Fuse a web (alternative to bondaweb)

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

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

Dorothy Baird embroidery patterns


Karin Hellaby and Lynne Edwards

Tracy Franklin - goldwork


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 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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