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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 […]

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Dyeing silk fabric – Achieving deeper sh

Dyeing silk fabric – Achieving deeper shades

I had an interesting question from a customer recently about dyeing silk fabric for playsilks and I thought it might be of wider interest. Celine wanted to dye some playsilks for her daughter’s birthday. After an initial dyeing, the colours weren’t as saturated as she wanted. The fabric is pure silk and they were dyed […]

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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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