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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 […]

Advanced Hand-dyeing Workshop – Black Sh

advanced hand dyeing workshop with debbie tomkies of dt craft and design

It was lovely to welcome students from my introduction to hand-dyeing workshop back to Black Sheep Wools for a day of advanced hand-dyeing! This one day course builds on the skills learned on the introductory course and we explore new ideas and techniques. One of the main aims is to encourage students to create colour […]

Intermediate Knitting Class – Bookings n

Intermediate knitting class with Debbie Tomkies of DT Craft & Design

If you’ve mastered the essentials and are ready to move onto the next level with your knitting, this is the class for you! Over the course of 3 weeks you’ll learn: Reading and following patterns and charts Getting your tension right (and why it matters) Knitting in the round on circular needles and double-points (including […]

Learn to Knit! Classes in Altrincham sta...

Knitted bunting from the beginners learn to knit course

Learn to Knit class starting soon! If you’ve been admiring the yarnbombing around Altrincham and wondering how you can learn to knit, look no further! Starting Tuesday 10th April, I’ll be running a new, Learn to Knit class. Aimed at absolute beginners, you’ll learn how to cast on, work knit and purl stitches, increases, decreases […]

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 […]

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 […]