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Date(s) - 09/02/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open Studios Altrincham


This exciting, fun workshop is an excellent introduction to natural dyeing for beginners.

If you’ve ever fancied natural dyeing but have been put off by thoughts of grinding up barks, bugs and fungi, this is the course for you! Simple to use and extremely versatile, natural dye extracts are fully intermixable powders and pastes which can be used to produce a wonderful range of colours.

In this fun-packed, friendly day, dye expert Debbie Tomkies will teach you how to mordant (fix) fibres, and dye luscious, solid shades. There will also be the opportunity to try your hand at rainbow dyeing and colour blending. You will dye a lovely 100g skein of yarn in your own choice of colours. A knit or crochet pattern from Debbie’s design collection is also included so you can make your yarn into something special as soon as you get home!

Suitable for: This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as for those who simply want to brush up on their skills or just have a fun day out playing with colour! So, whether you are a knitter, spinner, crocheter, felter or textile artist, you’re sure to have a great time.

Refreshments will be provided during the day. For lunch there are many lovely shops and cafes close by or please bring your own lunch.


Please reserve your place using the form below and I’ll contact you to arrange payment. Payment can be made in advance by paypal, credit or debit card, or bank transfer.

(This event is being hosted at our studio space, Open Studios Altrincham CIO. We are a registered charity and by becoming a member you can support our valuable work providing community events, learning opportunities, high quality arts spaces, events and gallery facilities for artists and makers. For information on how you can become a member and support our work, please email hello@openstudiosaltrincham.co.uk).


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