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Indie Dyed Yarn – Learn about dyeing and take home your own, unique yarn – ready for you to knit, crochet or weave! (pm)


In this fun Make & Take workshop you’ll be dyeing your own, unique skein of yarn with our synthetic (procion mx fibre reactive) dyes in your choice of colours.

Debbie will be demonstrating some simple techniques and showing you how to dye your skein. You can then choose from a range of Debbie’s exclusive knitting and crochet patterns and take home your skein and pattern to make something super-special!

Course level:
  • 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 dyeing some fab yarn!


What you will learn:
  • How to set up your space and prepare your yarn for dyeing
  • The essential principles of hand dyeing – what types of dye there are, what fibres you can dye and how the dyes are used on each fibre
  • How to make up your dyes, create colours from pastels to the deepest shades
  • Blending your dyes to create your own colourways
  • Fun ways to apply dye to your yarn, including immersion, low water immersion, handpainting, rainbow dyeing and more
  • Fixing your dye
  • Finishing your yarn
You will need:

Nothing! All the dyes, equipment and materials are included so just bring yourself!

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About the classes

Debbie loves to teach and has been a dyer for over 30 years so you’ll be able to pick her brains for tips, tricks and hacks!

Debbie’s sessions are fun and enjoyable. The pace is relaxed and there is plenty of time to ask questions and chat.

About Debbie

Debbie has been a hand-dyer for over 30 years. She has worked with yarn companies, hand-dyeing yarns for commercial collections. She also ran successful yarn and fibre dye clubs for a number of years.

Debbie teaches dyeing and printing with both synthetic and natural dyes, including indigo and woad vat dyeing. She works with yarn, fabric and fibres. 

Debbie is the author of 5 internationally published books, Hand-Dyed Yarn Craft Projects, Complete Knitting Skills, 250 Knitting Stitches, Knitting.Learn it.Love it and How to Knit.

When she’s not dyeing, designing, knitting or crocheting, you’ll find her in the garden, tending her dyeplants, enjoying a nice craft beer or hugging a big mug of builders’ tea. And if you’re out and about, she can often be found in the mosh pit at a gig or enjoying some folk music!

Is there anything we can help with?

If you need any information about this course, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or phone.

Debbie says... I love teaching workshops and courses – part of the pleasure of doing something I love for a living is in knowing that other people have shared my passion and enthusiasm, learned something new, had lots of fun and generally had a good time! Teaching is a learning process for the tutor as much as for the students so I like to keep a comments book for feedback. Here are some of my favourite excerpts…

What our students say...

“I had a wonderful time and discovered a new passion! Thank you so much for your clear and thorough instructions and for being such an inspiration. My only problem is finding the time to fit dyeing into my already busy days – but never fear, it will have to be done! Inspiring!”

“Wonderful! Thank you very much”.

“A really fun session that demystified what had seemed like a very complicated craft to me before today. Thank you!

“Fab fun. I was really curious to know how some many colours can get into a single skein – now I know (some!). I’d love to do some more! Thankyou!”.


16 August 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


A4 Studios
A4 Studios & AIR Gallery, 30 Grosvenor Road, WA14 1LE


Debbie Tomkies
Debbie Tomkies
0161 718 3818

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