We have had so many requests and messages from customers about eco-printing, slow textiles and eco-bundling! It seems that there are lots of you out there who have been admiring the eco-printing phenomenon from the sidelines and would love to give it a go but aren’t quite sure where to start. Because we can’t resist […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just a pic of the weld growing in my garden at the moment – it’s huge! Looking forward to dyeing with it soon….