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Natural dyeing workshop - 25th January 2020

Natural dyeing at Black Sheep Wools, Culcheth – limited places available!

My first natural dyeing workshop of 2020 will be on 25th January. I’ll be teaching at Black Sheep Wools in Culcheth (near Warrington) and it promises to be a gloriously colourful day as always!

Who is the course suitable for?

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

Do I need anything?

Everything is included – yarn, dyes, even gloves and an apron. Just come along and be prepared to have a fun, exciting day!

What will you learn on the day:

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 a lovely lunch (which is included in the price), I’ll be showing you some fun natural dyeing techniques – from solid colour (immersion) dyeing, gradients, dip-dye, speckling (yes, you can speckle with natural dyes!), veil dyeing, handpainting and more.
You can then choose from a range of my super undyed yarns (all specially selected for hand-dyeing) and you’ll dye another 100g of undyed yarn using your choice of techniques.
I also include a pattern from my own design collection for you to take away so you’ll have a project to take home and make right away!

How to book:

Booking details and a booking form can be found on the Black Sheep website.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please do email me at debbie@dtcrafts.co.uk

I can’t make this date? Will you be running any more sessions?

Please let me know if you can’t make it as I will be running more courses. I also run workshops at Open Studios in Altrincham. I also run sessions for groups, clubs, guilds and organisations. If you would like more details, please drop me a  message.

Do you run other courses?

  • Indeed I do! You can find out about my other courses which include: Indigo dyeing
  • Hand-dyeing for beginners, indermediate and advanced
  • Dyeing sock blanks
  • Dyeing self-striping yarns, Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Felting
and a wide range of textiles courses.
You can find out more here

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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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