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Hand Dyeing, Knitting, Crochet & Hand Spinning Workshops with Debbie Tomkies

We are delighted to announce that Debbie is now back running workshops! With new venues and new courses (as well as many of our favourites), and a new, weekly textiles class, it's full steam ahead for 2017! Course listings and booking information can be found on Debbie's What's On page.

Debbie is available for group bookings and can also offer a limited number of one-to-one tuition slots for that truly personal touch! For more information on group and individual bookings, please click here to send us an email .

Introduction to needlefelting

Saturday 10th January 2015 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm
The Make It! Shop, Chorlton, Manchester

Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design is teaching her course an Introduction to Needlefelting at The Make It! Shop, Chorlton, Manchester on Saturday 10th January 2015 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

Introduction to colourwork

Saturday 31st January 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham

Introduction to colourwork with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham Saturday 31st January 2015 10.30am-4.30pm

Lovely lace

Saturday 7th February 2015 10am-4pm
Spun, Huddersfield

Lace knitting looks amazing, intricate (and complicated!). Debbie’s workshop will teach you the essential lace stitches, explain and de-mystify lace charts and patterns and give you the confidence to tackle those fabulous lace projects with ease.

Lovely lace with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Spun, Huddersfield - Saturday 7th February 2015 10am-4pm

Printing

Friday 13th February 2015 10am-4pm
The Make It! Shop, Chorlton, Manchester

Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design is teaching her course Printing at The Make It! Shop, Chorlton, Manchester on Friday 13th February 2015 10am-4pm

Finishing techniques

Saturday 14th February 2015 10am-4pm
Spun, Huddersfield

Many hours go into knitting our projects but it can be difficult to know how to finish them off to make them look truly special. From choosing the best cast on and cast off, to selecting the right seam, sewing in ends and picking up stitches like a pro, Debbie will be showing you how to make your knits look fit for the catwalk and not the cat basket!

Finishing techniques with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Spun, Huddersfield - Saturday 14th February 2015 10am-4pm

Indigo dyeing workshop & Nature's Beautiful Blues talk

Saturday 21st February 2015
Hampshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Indigo dyeing workshop & 
	    Nature's Beautiful Blues talk with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Hampshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers on Saturday 21st February 2015

Learn to crochet

Saturday 28th February 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham

Learn to crochet with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham Saturday 28th February 2015 10.30am-4.30pm

Introduction to designing

Saturday 7th March 2015 10am-4pm
Spun, Huddersfield

Whether you’ve been knitting for years or are new to the craft, Debbie will show you how to take your first steps in designing your own knits. She will take you through the basics of tension, yarn choice, stitch and pattern selection, charting and more. You’ll design a simple scarf to start on the day and begin your exciting designing journey.

Introduction to designing with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Spun, Huddersfield - Saturday 7th March 2015 10am-4pm

Dye your own yarn

Saturday 14th March 2015 10am-4pm
Spun, Huddersfield

Have you ever wondered how those lovely, hand-dyed yarns are made? Would you like to be able to create your own, unique yarns, bursting with vibrant colour? Debbie's fun course is suitable for complete beginners as well as for those who simply want to brush up on their skills or just have a fun day out playing with colour!

Dye your own yarn with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Spun, Huddersfield - Saturday 14th March 2015 10am-4pm

Dye your own yarn

Saturday 21st March 2015
Wrekin Spinners

Dye your own yarn workshop with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Wrekin Spinners on Saturday 21st March 2015

Knitting in the round

Saturday 9th May 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham

Knitting in the round with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham Saturday 9th May 2015 10.30am-4.30pm

Natural dyeing workshop

Sunday 17th May 2015 10am-4pm
Sitting Knitting, Birmingham

Natural dyeing workshop with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Sitting Knitting, Birmingham on Sunday 17th May 2015 10am-4pm

Fairisle knitting

Saturday 23rd May 2015
Wealden Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Fairisle knitting workshop with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Wealden Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers on Saturday 23rd May 2015

Drop-in natural dyeing workshop sesssions

Saturday 6th June 2015
Armley Mills Industrial Museum, Leeds

Check back for more details soon!

Natural dyeing hand dyeing workshop with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Armley Mills Industrial Museum on Wednesday 30th July 2014 [private booking]

Talk - dyeing at Armley Mills
Workshop - introduction to hand dyeing

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st June 2015
Gloucestershire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Talk on dyeing at Armley Mills and introduction to hand dyeing workshop with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Gloucestershire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st June 2015

Procion (synthetic) dyeing workshop

Sunday 12th July 2015 10am-4pm
Sitting Knitting, Birmingham

Procion (synthetic) dyeing workshop with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at Sitting Knitting, Birmingham on Sunday 12th July 2015 10am-4pm

Finishing techniques

Saturday 18th July 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham

Finishing techniques with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham Saturday 18th July 2015 10.30am-4.30pm

Debbie Tomkies - A Dyer's Recipe Book

16th - 23rd August 2015
Association of Guilds of Weavers Spinners and Dyers Summer School, Warwick

Debbie Tomkies - A Dyer's Recipe Book workshop with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design. 16th - 23rd August 2015 at the Association of Guilds of Weavers Spinners and Dyers Summer School, Warwick.

Cozy cables

Saturday 19th September 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham

Cozy cables with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham Saturday 19th September 2015 10.30am-4.30pm

Dye your own yarn workshop

Saturday 3rd October 2015
Westcliffe Knitting Breaks, Westcliffe Hotel, Blackpool

Dye your own yarn with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at the Westcliffe Hotel, Blackpool on Saturday 3rd October 2015

Socks

Saturday 10th October 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham

Socks with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham Saturday 10th October 2015 10.30am-4.30pm

Christmas knits

Saturday 14th November 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham

Christmas knits with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham Saturday 14th November 2015 10.30am-4.30pm

Illusion knitting

Saturday 5th December 2015 10.30am-4.30pm
The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham

Illusion knitting with Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design at The Yarn Barn, Shaw, Oldham Saturday 5th December 2015 10.30am-4.30pm

I teach a wide range of workshops on dyeing, knitting and crochet and am happy to travel to your group, Guild, school or college to teach a subject - or combination of subjects - of your choice. Courses can be for as few as four students, up to around 15 and you may book half a day, a day, weekend or even longer! I can also bring my "travelling shop" with a wide selection of our products to your meetings. I am available to teach evening classes/regular classes for colleges. For more details and prices, just drop me an email or give me a call. Please click here for all my contact details

Debbie Tomkies
DT Craft & Design

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