Hand Dyeing Heaven since 2005!

About our workshops

Debbie teaches a wide range of textiles workshops – from hand-dyeing with natural and synthetic dyes, knitting, printing, weaving, felting and more! Hover over the pics to see!

Debbie’s friendly, relaxed workshops are held both online and in person. Her classes are small so there’s plenty of time for questions and personal attention.

Workshops can also be tailored to suit so if there’s something you are interested in, please email or call. Our workshops make a great baby shower, wedding party, birthday party or a just time to get-together with friends.

Looking to learn something specific?

Debbie is happy to offer one-to-one tuition, either in person at her cosy studio in Altrincham or online via Zoom/Teams.

What’s included:

On our in person courses, all materials are included – we provide high quality materials and comprehensive, professionally illustrated photo handouts. We also include tea, coffee and biccies.

About your tutor:

Debbie has over 25 years’ experience in textiles as a dyer, designer, writer and researcher so you’ll be in good hands! She is the resident technical knitting expert with Knit Now magazine and is the author of five books: Hand-dyed Yarn Craft Projects, How to Knit (with 27 online videos), Knitting – Learn it.Love it. 250 Knitting Stitches and How to Knit. Debbie has been teaching for over 15 years and loves to share her passion for textiles.

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Debbie says...

‘I love teaching workshops and courses – part of the pleasure of doing something I love for a living is in knowing that other people have shared my passion and enthusiasm, learned something new, had lots of fun and generally had a good time!

Teaching is a learning process for the tutor as much as for the students so I like to keep a comments book for feedback. Here are some of my favourite excerpts…’

What our students say...

“Thanks – feel able to tackle the techniques for 2 at a time, toe up socks! You just cannot replace hands-on help. Very enjoyable group, too”. Magda

Review by student of knitting workshop taught by Debbie Tomkies

“Really enjoyed today’s Fair Isle workshop. Fantastic paced course. Relaxed atmosphere and loads of content. Thank you very much” Louise and Kat.

“Thankyou for the really informative and relaxed crochet workshop. I feel really happy that I can do it now! Tunisian crochet next please”.

Review by student of knitting and crochet workshop taught by Debbie Tomkies

“Best class Ever” – Rae

“So much fun today. Debbie is an amazing teacher 🙂 ” – Hanna

Review by student of knitting workshop taught by Debbie Tomkies

“Wonderful! Thank you very much”.

“A really fun session that demystified what had seemed like a very complicated craft to me before today. Thank you!

“Fab fun. I was really curious to know how some many colours can get into a single skein – now I know (some!). I’d love to do some more! Thankyou!”.

Review by student of dyeing workshop taught by Debbie Tomkies


“Thankyou Debbie! You’ve inspired me! I’ve really enjoyed learning a new skill and you’re a very patient teacher. I will look out for you at the festivals”. All the best, Elizabeth x

Review by student of felting workshop taught by Debbie Tomkies


“I had a wonderful time and discovered a new passion! Thank you so much for your clear and thorough instructions and for being such an inspiration. My only problem is finding the time to fit dyeing into my already busy days – but never fear, it will have to be done! Inspiring!”

Review by student of dyeing workshop taught by Debbie Tomkies

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