FTS are a commission yarn dyer of bespoke colours, from 1kg to 1000kg. A soft winding, twisting and yarn drying service is also on offer.
Verified by Make Works Scotland September 2013
|Location||Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway|
FTS dye wool, synthetic and blended yarn to specific colours. This can range from 1kg to 1000kg. Typical clients are textile companies and designers who send in kilos of yarn for weaving and knitwear, and have it package dyed to a specific colour. There is a laboratory, which means designers can develop bespoke palettes and swatches for their collections, often on a smaller scale. Applications include hosiery, upholstery, apparel, and carpets. A twisting service and soft winding service is also on offer.
|Turnaround Time||2 - 6 Weeks|
|Starting Cost||1 Kilo|
|File Types||Colour codes, Pantone swatches, Samples|
MaterialsWool Cashmere Cashmere / Silk Fine Merino Wools Lambswool Wool / Cashmere Blends Yarn
ProcessesTwisting Yarn Dyeing Yarn Drying Package Yarn Dyeing Soft Winding
MachinesStrayfield Fastran Technical Dyer Strayfield Fastran RF Drying Machine
Video: Make Works visits FTS Dyers in Langholm
FTS was founded in 2008, to provide yarn package dyeing from a site on the banks of the River Esk in the Scottish Borders town of Langholm. The site was originally built in 1947 by The Langholm Dyeing Company, trading as industrial dyers until 2008. The move into FTS brought with it the traditional skills, combined with a focus on modernising yarn dyeing equipment and production methods.
Contact FTS Dyers
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|Address||FTS Dyers Ltd, Waterside Mill, Langholm, DG13 0DG|