Production Specifics

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 Time2 - 6 Weeks
Starting Cost1 Kilo
Production Access Closed
File TypesColour codes, Pantone swatches, Samples


Wool Cashmere Cashmere / Silk Fine Merino Wools Lambswool Wool / Cashmere Blends Yarn


Twisting Yarn Dyeing Yarn Drying Package Yarn Dyeing Soft Winding


Strayfield Fastran Technical Dyer Strayfield Fastran RF Drying Machine

Works With

Large Businesses
Small Companies
General Public


Bespoke 1-offs
Short Run
Medium Run
Large Run

Video: Make Works visits FTS Dyers in Langholm

Company History

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.

Client List

Brooks Brothers
Ralph Lauren
Johnstons of Elgin

Contact FTS Dyers

ContactFrank Steele
Managing Director
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AddressFTS Dyers Ltd, Waterside Mill, Langholm, DG13 0DG
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