About Karen’s Thimble

People ask me how long I have been doing this.

 I respond with a question mark- “since I was 8 or 9 years old”.  My sister will answer for me “Forever!”

My mother taught me the basics of the needle arts (sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery). I could not get enough! My passion for any craft that included a needle and a thread further fueled my interest in learning more (including tatting)

My father often told me it was time to shut down for the night as I would be working on something long after everyone else went to bed.

jen & james
Jen & James

Sewing has always been my favorite.  Creating something out of a flat piece of fabric or making a dress fit perfect gives me great pleasure and satifaction.

Raising a family forced me to often set my projects aside, but I never lost the love of the needle. My daughters enjoyed their option for custom gowns for proms, weddings.  Friends and family have enjoyed knowing who to call to do a repair or alteration.

So back to the question of how long have you been doing this?   I am going to agree with my sister – Forever! The name ‘Karen’s Thimble’ as created in 2016.


Meet the Team

Cooper is a loveable golden doodle who will meet you at the door. He is a big boy and loves company ( and chasing the cats!).

For those of you who knew Buddy, he has moved over the rainbow to meet up with fellow dog friends.

Larry the cat will usually make an appearance.  If not to get petted, then to sneak outside when the door is open!

Garfield joined our family lately. He is our granddaughter’s cat and will tell you all about it if you will listen! I don’t have a current picture of him, but you will know who he is when you meet him.


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