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Introduction to natural dyeing – In person event

Wool yarn samples hand-dyed with natural dye extracts

Join dye expert Debbie Tomkies, as she shows you how to create beautiful colours from plants using simple techniques you can repeat at home.

Course level:

This course is suitable for complete beginners. For those who have done some natural dyeing previously, there is plenty to explore too!

What you will learn:

After a short introduction to natural dyeing, where the dyes come from etc., we’ll be creating a fabulous set of samples, taking you through the colours of the rainbow. With your samples you’ll be able to recreate a huge range of colours, all from natural dyes.

Next, you’ll dye a 50g ball of lovely wool yarn which you can knit or crochet into a small project.

After lunch Debbie will be showing you some fun natural dyeing techniques – from solid colour (immersion) dyeing, gradients, dip-dye, speckling, handpainting and more.

You can then choose another 100g of undyed yarn to dye using your choice of techniques.

Debbie will also include a pattern from her own design collection for you to take away so you’ll have a project to take home and make right away!

What’s included:

All materials are included – we provide quality materials – lovely yarn, dyeing instructions and a selection of Debbie’s own, exclusive patterns. We also include tea, coffee and biccies!

About your tutor:

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.

 

‘Loved this workshop. Thanks for your patience and your calm and relaxed style was great. Looking forward to trying out some of these techniques!’ Jo

‘Great fun, great class size, Debbie on hand to help whenever I got stuck. Liked the pace and felt very at ease. I am so pleased at learning these techniques! Thank you!’ Rose x

Date

2 July 2022
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

£65.00

Location

A4 Studios
A4 Studios & AIR Gallery, 30 Grosvenor Road, WA14 1LD
Website
https://www.a4studios.org/
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 15th June and Monday 27th 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 27th June.

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

Debbie & Pete

xx

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