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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 […]

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Is dyeing messy? Do I need lots of space...

debbie tomkies dyeing samples of acid dyes, kool aid and natural dyes in the hotel room in lewes

This is a question I’m frequently asked. My reply is usually something along the lines of ‘no more so than cooking the average meal ‘. And indeed, I dyed in my kitchen for many years. I also dyed all my sock and fibre clubs, samples etc. in a rented house for a year and we […]

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Bakewell Wool Gathering

DT Craft and Design stall at Bakewell wool gathering october 2015

Thank you to everyone who came along to Bakewell Wool Gathering! It was a great show, our second year there, and it’s going from strength to strength. Our stall was next to the workshops and there was a positive menagerie emerging from the needlefelting sessions – deers, bears, sheep and more. The rug-making sessions looked […]

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