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About Debbie Tomkies of DT Craft and Design

Debbie Tomkies of DT Craft & Design in the dye studio

It has been most reassuring for me, therefore, to learn that scientists have now “proven” what most of us knew instinctively – that colour can be a huge influence our moods and emotions.  Of course, anyone who has ever felt the passion of a fiery sunset, or enjoyed the lush greens of a country landscape could have told them this without needing proof or theory, but I guess that’s science…

I have to say, though, that beautiful as it is, colour also has its frustrations.  Whilst we may “feel” colours instinctively, all too often when we want to recreate these feelings in our crafts we are hampered by lack of confidence about mixing and combining colours or hindered by thoughts of complex patterns and difficult techniques.

What I hope to achieve when teaching or writing is to persuade people how easy it is to produce dramatic results using just a simple pattern, some basic techniques and a little understanding of colour. I hope I can persuade you that you too can produce beautiful, customized yarns, yarns which you can then use to create some fantastic, unique accessories.

Debbie Tomkies

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever” Mahatma Gandhi


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