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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 […]

Dye history – exciting new book acquisit

Dye history books - Image of volumes 1 and 2 Antonio Sansonne Dyeing 1888

Textile history books hold a fascination for me, in particular industry manuals that cover the 1800s to 1900s and the transition from natural to synthetic dyeing (bear with me, it’s not as boring as it sounds – ok, maybe it is a bit dry if you’re not a dye history enthusiast!). If you have heard […]

Free sock pattern download!

As I’m working through my back catalogue of designs I thought it would be nice to make some of my most popular designs available for free download. The first one is my Super Simple Socks pattern. It’s a top-down sock knitted in DK yarn. Our alpaca/wool/nylon sock yarn is perfect, but any DK yarn with […]

Online Dyeing & Textiles Courses (aka de

Online Dyeing & Textiles Courses - samples from debbie tomkies dyers recipe book workshop course

Online Dyeing & Textiles Courses, new website and more. They say that every cloud has a silver lining so hopefully this will be mine…. I am finally going to write the online dyeing and textiles courses I’ve been promising to put together for ages! Following my accident I have been effectively confined to daytime tv […]

Thank you from me and DT Craft & Design!

DT Craft & Design Christmas logo

Christmas is always a super-busy time for me with DT Craft & Design and I wanted first to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. Whether you’ve been on a workshop, purchased from the shop, visited us at a show or just kept in touch with us via our […]