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Debbie BamfordMy Grandfather may have been Gaffer in a Cotton Mill in Lancashire, but I was not going to have anything to do with Textiles when I grew up!!! My Mother taught me to knit and sew, but it wasn't until I joined a Re-enactment group that I decided it was something positive I could make use of!

I took a City and Guilds course in Art and Design - Embroidery, thinking that I could become a 17th Century embroideress, however I then discovered that I couldn't obtain the type of embroidery silks that I needed, so I learned to spin silk and to use Natural Dyes. From there The Mulberry Dyer was born, I was asked where I was getting my silks from, so I started producing them for sale.

The business has now grown as a look at our Online Shop will show, what isn't actually available we can produce on a Commission basis, so don't be afraid to ask if you don't see what you need.

Throughout the year we attend certain Historical markets (for example, The Original Reenactors Market at Ryton on Dunsmore) and are also to be seen at Woolfest and Wonderwool Wales. Most weekends during the summer we demonstrate period dyeing somewhere in the country (or even Europe). To see if we will be at a location near you please look at our Events Calendar.
We run Workshops on natural dyeing, spinning and braiding. You can either invite us to a specific location or we can arrange for them to be here in North Wales. If you are interested in booking us for your event or wish to attend a course please go to Workshops and Courses page.
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