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Meet the Artist: An Interview with…. Don

Meet the Artist: An Interview with…. Donna Cooper

Welcome to my new blog slot – Meet the Artist! I meet so many interesting people, either in person at shows and at my workshops, or virtually through the business or website. As these meetings are often fleeting I thought it would be fun to find out a bit more, to explore what inspires people, […]

Sock Blank Dyeing – Black Sheep Wools

debbie tomkies of dt craft and design on her sock blank workshop at black sheep wools

Sock blank dyeing is one of my favourite workshops and it’s always great to get back into dyeing after the Christmas break and my first workshop of 2018 was a blast! My students worked their socks off (sorry!) and we had a super day. From polka dots to stripes and even watermelons the room was […]

Introduction to Dyeing – Black Sheep Woo

Introduction to dyeing with procion dyes with Debbie Tomkies at Black Sheep Yarns

Just one place left on my workshop at Black Sheep Wools in Culcheth next Saturday (20th May). Spend a fun day with me, learning about colour theory, handpainting, speckles, rainbow dyeing and how to get the colours you want. Round off the day by choosing a skein from my range of luxurious base yarns and […]

OCA – Mixed Media for Textiles – Textile

OCA Mixed Media for Textiles Learning Log - Textiles Degree

One of the frustrations of having had a broken back has been that my OCA Textiles Degree work was effectively on hold between March and December. As I was supposed to have finished, not only Module 2 – Mixed Media for Textiles – but also Module 3 by the end of September this is not […]

Workshops and Classes for 2017 – Now bei

Workshops and classes with Debbie Tomkies of DT Craft and Design and Making Futures

Workshops and classes for 2017 are at long last starting to appear on the website. In addition to some favourite regular venues, I’m thrilled to be able to announce our new venue, Open Studios Altrincham, which is a lovely art studio in the centre of Altrincham, Cheshire. Easily accessible by Metrolink, train and bus, Open […]

Make a Card – Share a Smile! Thank you e

Cards made by local Sale residents for Make a Card - Share a Smile with Debbie Tomkies and Making Futures

Latest news from Make a Card – Share a Smile! Phew, all the cards have now been dropped off! The lovely people of Sale, Trafford Young Carers, Brooklands Primary, Ravelry and the knitting, crochet, craft community have made well over 200 cards to be distributed to older people in Sale who might not otherwise receive […]

Dyeing to Spin & Spinning to Knit

Dyeing to Spin & Spinning to Knit

I rarely offer spinning tuition as it’s my ‘me time’ but I had a lovely email requesting some one-to-one tuition and felt I couldn’t refuse! Jess asked if she could learn to prepare yarn, starting with the raw fleece, carding, dyeing and spinning. We started by washing some soft as butter Shetland and lustrous Leicester […]

Make a Card – Share a Smile!

Make a Card – Share a Smile!

Calling all card-makers and crafters! Welcome to Make a Card – Share a Smile! This is a special request to ask you to make a greetings card for an older person who might not otherwise receive a card this Christmas. In the excitement of Christmas and the hustle and bustle of festive shopping, it’s a […]