Debbie Bamford

by | Aug 3, 2021


Debbie Bamford is an Associate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists* and founder of the brand Mulberry Dyer established in the early 1990’s to produce naturally dyed embroidery silks for the heritage Industry, which at that time were unavailable.

Meticulous research into dyes and methods used in the 17th century resulted in the accurate reproduction of these silks. This research was then expanded to cover other historical periods and fibres. Examples of work can be found in the V & A Museum, Hampton Court Palace, the Globe Theatre and other Museums and Historic Houses across the UK and Europe.

A specialist in the dyestuff madder who runs courses and masterclasses, the first dyer for many decades to successfully reproduce the Turkey Red process.

Research and experimentation continue for both historical and Industrial purposes. Environmental impacts of natural dyes and mordants, colourfastness (light, wash and rub) are key to current research for which a “Green Achiever” was awarded.

For several years a consultant to Industrial Organisations wishing to add naturally dyed products to their range.

*Equivalent to an Honours Degree in natural dyes