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Indigo dyeing workshop – behind the scenes (part one)!

Well, you can’t run a workshop without play, er, sorry, practising first   ; )

Here’s the preparation stage.

Folding the totes using folding, tie dye and shibori patterns using all manner of found objects and gadgets (medical clamps specially purchased – not your standard cutlery tray item, even in our house!).

I’ll be using natural indigo dye and a thiox and sodium carbonate vat to dye these in the next video…..

You can buy the materials to have a go either with our indigo natural dye kit or buy the individual dyes, sodium carbonate and thiourea dioxide separately. Check out the full range here.

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Debbie Tomkies
Debbie Tomkies

Debbie is a textile designer, hand-dyer, author and tutor with over 25 years' experience in her field. Debbie has 4 books and over 100 articles published in major magazines and welcomes requests for articles, how-to features, technical and research articles, video tutorials and books.

Making Futures

In addiiton to being a partner in DT Craft & Design, Debbie runs social enterprise Making Futures CIC, delivering a wide range of workshops, classes, Arts Award, Artsmark and City & Guilds accredited programmes. Debbie also offers business mentoring and start-up advice to new creative enterprises.

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