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Introduction to Indigo dyeing on fabric – Online workshop

Indigo dyed fabrics from Indigo dyeing workshop with debbie tomkies of dt craft and design

Experience Nature’s Beautiful Blues in this online workshop with dye expert Debbie Tomkies.

In this workshop Debbie will be showing you how to set up a simple dye vat using sodium carbonate (soda ash) and thiourea dioxide (spectralite). This reliable, easy to use vat can be created easily at home with our Natural Indigo starter kit and some basic equipment. Debbie will be showing you how to prepare fabric for dyeing, some simple tie-dye techniques, how to dye your fabric, building up colour, finishing and a brief look at overdyeing.

How does the session work?

You can choose to watch the session live and dye-a-long with Debbie. Alternatively, watch live with your feet up and a cuppa and have a go later. The recording will be available for 30 days after the event for you to watch at your leisure.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • This event is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who want to brush up their skills or just enjoy a couple of hours indigo dyeing!

 

What will I learn?

  • How to set up and maintain a simple indigo vat
  • Preparing your fabric for dyeing
  • The essential principles of indigo dyeing
  • What vat dyeing is and how it works
  • What can be dyed in an indigo vat
  • A brief look at overdyeing
  • A selection of simple tie-dyeing techniques on fabric

 

What will I need?

  • We recommend our Natural indigo starter kit which contains all the ingredients you’ll need as well as our accompanying full instruction booklet
  • Alternatively, please our free downloadable guide sets out what materials and equipment you will need. Most of the equipment is easily obtainable from the local supermarket or DIY shop (Wilko and B&M are our favourites in the UK!) but please make sure anything you use isn’t used for food afterwards

 

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Date

24 March 2022
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Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost

£20.00

Location

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Debbie Tomkies

Organizer

Debbie Tomkies
Phone
0161 718 3818
Email
debbie@dtcrafts.co.uk

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Holiday Time!

We are taking a short break to recharge our batteries so the shop will be closed for posting between midday Weds 15th June and Monday 20 June. You are still very welcome to place orders and all in stock items placed by midday on 15th should be despatched before we go (we’ll let you know if anything is likely to be delayed). We’ll start posting again from 20th June.

See you when we get back and thanks for your patience!

Debbie & Pete

xx