Hand Dyeing Heaven since 2005!

Workshop schedule now live!

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Join Debbie on one of her friendly, fun workshops - open now for booking!

New timetable up now!

Now that the new studio is up and running, the timetable is filling up fast with exciting, fun workshops!

What’s in store?

So far we’ve got knitting, crochet, synthetic dyeing and indigo dyeing. If your favourite topic isn’t listed, there’s more to come so be sure to bookmark the events page and sign up to the newsletter, Facebook page or join the Facebook discussion group. New workshops will also be announced via Twitter and Instagram.

If you have a special request, pop a message on our social media or email Debbie at debbie@dtcrafts.co.uk

Join our pilot live, online event – a two hour hand-dyeing workshop!

We’ve also got our first live, online workshop (with proceeds going to buy items for Don’t Walk Past group, a small, local organisation that offer practical support to those unfortunate enough to find themselves homeless). You can find out more about this special event and buy your ticket here.

About Debbie’s classes

Debbie is all about giving people the attention and support they need to get the most out of her workshops. With this in mind, her classes are small, the pace is relaxed and the atmosphere friendly.


There’s a mix of daytime and evening sessions with some single and some over several weeks.

One-to-One and Custom bookings

Lots of people ask about personalised courses and one to one tuition so we’re very excited to have the ability to book one-to-one and small group private tuition! Currently these sessions are available in person but we’ll be adding zoom options once we’re happy we’ve got the tech right.


Our in person workshops are being held in Debbie’s new studio in Altrincham at A4 studios & AIR Gallery. It’s very easy to get to via public transport with trams, buses and trains only 5 minutes level walk away. It’s within easy reach of the M6 and M62. The studio is in an old engineering shed so the floor’s a bit uneven but we are on the ground floor and it is accessible.


For scheduled workshops, you’ll find these on our workshops calendar page. For parties, bespoke group and one-to-one bookings, please click here or contact Debbie to discuss your requirements.

We hope to see you on a workshop soon!

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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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