About us

Hello and welcome to my new website! Obviously, it is a work in progress. My name is Zoë Hughes and in September 2013 I finally realised my dream and opened Thimblestitch. After years of working with textiles from tailoring to lacemaking to patchwork and quilting, embroidery and eventually teaching, I now have an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful fabrics, threads, wadding ….everything I could think of to tempt you!

I can offer beautiful 100% cotton quilting fabrics that are suitable for a wide range of projects. Well-known brands such as Moda, Dashwood Studio, Andover, Makower, Tilda along with many precuts are at Thimblestitch. Quilting supplies include Hobbs and Bosal waddings, haberdashery, threads and all your general quilting requirements.

Above the shop is a fabulous workshop with plenty of space and light. There is usually a full programme of exciting workshops and classes covering dressmaking, quilting, embroidery, Gelli plate printing, dyeing, free machining to mention just a few.

In addition to running courses myself, I regularly bring in visiting tutors and other regular more local experts. The workshops are very relaxed and friendly and perfect for anyone who loves textiles, quilting, design and stitching with many returnee students.

Thimblestitch is located in Honiton within easy reach of the town centre and the A30. There is ample free parking.

Why not make yourself a cuppa have a browse, get tempted or pop into the shop if you can. I have a great team behind me and we are always happy to give advice or a chat and set the world to rights!

- Zoë