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Thursday Textiles Group

felting project completed by one of the students at the altrincham open studios friday textiles group

It’s been a busy start to the year with not much blogging time! So what has been happening? Well, lots of teaching, an exciting video project, planning new workshops and testing and developing new products. I’m loving the Thursday Textiles Group – working with a group regularly is a great way to develop new ideas […]

Yarn Shop Day!

Wool tweed sock yarn hand-dyed with DT Craft & Design procion mx dyes

I had a great time at Black Sheep Wools, demonstrating yarn dyeing as part of Yarn Shop Day. It was a pleasure to join crochet queen Emma Varnam, super-sock knitter and blogger Christine (aka Winwick Mum) and Rowan’s Melanie Boocock. The shop was filled with enthusiastic knitters, crocheters and crafters and it was a pleasure […]

Are you Dyeing Along?

A collage of contributions for the DT Craft and Design Dye-a-Long - Nov 17 - Fireworks

I can’t believe that we’re already coming to the end of month four of the Facebook Dye Group Dye-a-Long (DAL)! We’ve had some amazing contributions, lots of creativity and some great discussion. If you’re not on Facebook and haven’t seen the Dye-a-Long yet, here’s how it works: Each month I set a theme; sometimes I […]

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 […]