Earthues, A Natural
Color Company
5129 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Earthues Retailers in Australia, Canada,
Europe and UK

Morning Star Crafts
P.O.Box 348
Rye, Victoria
3941 Australia
Elizabeth Newbirch
Phone:  03 5985 6797
Fax:  03 5985 6708

Since its beginning in 1997, Morning Star Crafts has grown steadily, and Elizabeth is delighted to be able to share the results
with you through her website

Elizabeth offers Earthues natural dyes and specializes in creative products for children and baby that are beautiful, simple,  
natural and sustainable.


Western Canada
Heliotropic Gardens
Coby Vandergaast
Coby is an accomplished dyer, textile artist, teacher, researcher and grower of natural dyes located in Nelson, BC.  We
welcome her visits to the studio as she always has some great new color or discovery to share with us.  Coby carries the full
line of Earthues natural dye extracts and can mail order throughout Canada.

Eastern Canada
Dawn Tremblay
Dawn is a fibre artist from Ontario. She spends her spare time playing with ribbons, silk, wool and any critter with a fleece that
can be spun. “When I moved to the area several people told me they were interested in seeing what I did once I focused my
art. Well, this is it! Fibre is my focus and I’ll always enjoy experimenting with its many incarnations. Currently I am spinning,
knitting, weaving and creating art dolls. Dyeing and colour exploration threads through all of these projects. Art doesn’t have
to be something for the walls — it is a state of being, a way of seeing.”

United Kingdom
Debbie & Peter Tomkies
DT Craft and Design
7 Fonthill Grove
M33 4FR
+44 (0)161 718 3818
DT Craft & Design is a small family business run by Debbie and Pete Tomkies. Debbie is the author of Hand Dyed Yarn Craft
Projects and designs the kits and projects. Pete is our photographer and looks after the website. Debbie first became
interested in crafts at the age of seven, when her gran taught her how to knit. Her interest in knitting grew and led to spinning,
and then to dyeing, when she wanted to use more exciting yarns and colours. She remains a keen spinner, and enjoys dyeing
fleece and other fibres. A long-standing member of her local Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, Debbie spent five years
as Guild treasurer. Debbie holds the City & Guilds certificate in preparing working designs, but acquired most of her skills
informally, having been fortunate in meeting a large number of talented teachers and craftspeople who have willingly shared
their knowledge and enthusiasm. Pete is a long-time photography and film enthusiast, having begun his filming career at the
tender age of 9 using his dad's 8mm cine camera and his family (and pets) as cast members! He holds a number of
qualifications in IT, desktop publishing and website design.

Debra Bamford
The Mulberry Dyer
Maes Gwyn, Rhewl, Ruthin
Denbighshire LL15 1UL
North Wales
+44 (0)7792 837088
+44 (0)1824 703616   

Debbie is a corporate member of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, holds a City and Guilds certificate in Art and Design –
Embroidery and has many years experience working with natural dyes in both plant and extract form - dyeing fibre, yarn or
cloth solid colours or hand painted. She has spent more than 15 years researching and interpreting original recipes then
experimenting and producing dyed textiles for prestigious museums and organisations such as the Victoria and Albert
Museum , Globe Theatre and Hampton Court Palace . She is now applying this expertise to the modern world, producing a
range of naturally dyed fibres. Debbie runs courses in all aspects of natural dyeing, these range from historic and traditional
through to the latest techniques and applications. Her partner John supports the business wholeheartedly (and is expected to
produce specialist equipment when necessary) and also produces a range of hand crafted textile tools many being based on
original artifacts, as well as some unique modern designs.

This small business has a thoroughly modern attitude to the environment with an Environmental Policy which they work to and
update. Where possible they use organically certified or approved produce. The wood for the textile tools is from sustainable
British Woodlands or recycled. They are working towards 100% compostable or biodegradable packaging (at present
something like 95%)  

The Nordic countries:
Located in Stavanger, Norway
Owner: Emily Halvorsen
Tel: +47 47262172
Emily is a textile artist from Norway. She apprenticed with Michele Wipplinger and learned much of what she knows about
natural dyes while at Earthues. Emily is now residing in Norway where she uses Earthues’ dyes and is particularly fond of
screenprinting. Emily sells Earthues extracts, raw materials, mordants and assists. She has written good instructions in
Norwegian to accompany the dyes but also has Michele’s instruction booklet available.