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Hand-dyeing goes virtual – using up leftover natural dye extracts – part one!

Natural dyeing samples at a workshop with Debbie Tomkies of DT Craft Design

Natural dyeing with leftover extracts - one-pot cold water dyeing with fleece

My first video to test all the technology ahead of the first livestream on Saturday!
I’ve got three videos to share with you. Being the parsimonious type I’m using up my precious leftover natural dyes.  In the next video I’ll be cooking some of the fibres and comparing the results to see how much difference the cooking process makes.

What to expect

In this first video I’ll be doing some one-pot dyeing using cold water and dry fleece. I’ve got three pots – logwood purple, teal (a mix of natural dyes) and a small amount of madder. Just to forewarn you, it’s a very unscientific video – definitely not textbook and more for fun and to see what happens – the tutorial videos I have planned will have more detail (and a bit more structure too!). 

Can I ask a question?

Of course! Please feel free to email or message me about the video and I’ll do my best to answer any questions.

Is it possible to request other technique videos?

Yes, please do! It may not be possible straightaway but I’ll be posting a ‘timetable’ on the website and social media so do keep checking in to see what’s coming up.

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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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