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Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Debbie Tomkies

14th May 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join dye expert Debbie Tomkies for a full day workshop dyeing fabric with natural indigo. If you’ve never tried indigo dyeing before you’ll be fascinated by this magical process!


What you will learn on the day:

You will try your hand at dyeing fabric in our indigo vat, learn about resist, tie-dye (shibori) and overdyeing. You will create a stunning, hand-dyed scarf and a selection of samples to take home.

After the workshop, you will take home a lovely, one-of-a-kind scarf and a selection of indigo dyed samples. The knowledge and skills to indigo dye at home, including how to set up your own simple natural indigo vat.

The course is suitable for complete beginners. For those who have done some natural dyeing previously, there is plenty to explore too!


Do I need to bring anything?

A packed lunch (or buy something from a local food outlet)

We’ll provide everything else you’ll need – dyes, even gloves and an apron.

PLEASE NOTE – This might get messy, so don’t wear your favourite pair of white jeans!


Course terms and booking conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. As materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

If we need to cancel the course for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.


This event is part of a series of workshops and talks taking place during our Threads Textile Festival. Click here to see what else is happening across the weekend!



14th May 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom