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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mastering Machine Embroidery

Mastering Machine Embroidery

Machine Embroidery involves using a sewing machine or embroidery machine to create patterns on your crafting projects. The patterns can be as intricate as you wish and will bring depth and texture to the craft project you are working on.

We have a super page full of interesting facts, pictures and videos on how you can use machine embroidery on your next craft project. You can take a look at it here.

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To go with our website page, we also have an excellent DVD from Gina Ferrari where she goes through every aspect of machine embroidery including the different types of machines you can use, the threads, stitches and also some ideas for your next project. It is well worth investing in this DVD you want to improve your embroidery techniques.

Creative Free Machine Embroidery

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Vintage Stamps

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Our range of vintage stamps have proved to be very popular. They are old blocks from India and were actually used by block printers in their former life.  We still have a few of these classical blocks left so if you are interested in a block that has a history then take a look at them here.


The Stencil Shop

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We have a wonderful selection of Balzer Stencil Art Designs that have proved to be very popular with the Colouricious Club members. If you use stencils or are interested in learning how to use stencils on your block printing projects then this is the place to go.

Check out the video and our super selection  


Textile Shows

The shows for 2014 have all finished now and we are planning our calendar for the 2015 shows. We will be updating our website and keeping you all informed of the shows we will be attending as soon as they are all confirmed.


Block Printing Workshops – More Workshops – Easier to Book!

Colouricious Workshop

If embroidery is your craft of choice, then we have arranged a workshop in February which will be perfect for you. Our Embroidery Workshop will teach you contemporary hand embroidery techniques that will enhance and embellish your craft projects. The date for this workshop is:

Sunday 22nd February

If you are interested in attending this workshop then take a look at the Embroidery Workshop page of our website. Click on the booking tab and from there you can choose the date you want to attend and then make payment.

We have courses arranged for all of our workshops and we are planning on creating more workshops as well in 2015.


Seasons Greetings

Everybody at Colouricious hopes you have had a wonderful Christmas and as this is our last newsletter before New Year, we wish you all a peaceful and creative 2015.

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Learn about Lutradur

Learn about Lutradur

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Lutradur is a non woven polyester material that has found its way into the crafting world. It is perfect for painting and printing on and dyeing. It can be stitched to your crafting projects or collaged and affixed with bondaweb. It lets you create some wonderful patterns and projects and adds depth and texture as well.

Lutradur Video

Colouricious can show you lots of different ways to use Lutradur in your next craft project and we have a page dedicated to this wonderful fabric on our website.

We have a number of videos showing popular crafters such as Ineke Berlyn actually using Lutradur. Our Lutradur DVD has proved to be very popular and is out of stock at the moment, however, you can still watch an excellent video of Ineke on our You Tube Channel.

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Vintage Stamps

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We have a range of vintage stamps on sale which are unique, one-off pieces. They are old blocks from India and were actually used by block printers in their former life.  If you are interested in a block that has a history then take a look at them here.


Gift Vouchers

Colouricious Gift Voucher

If you are still in need of some last minute Christmas presents then our gift vouchers are the perfect thing for you. They can be with you within three days and can be ordered right up until 22nd December. They can be used to buy any of the wonderful products we have on our website and would make the perfect Christmas gift for the crafters in your life. Check them out here.

Check out the Gift Vouchers here!


 

The Stencil Shop

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We have a wonderful selection of Balzer Stencil Art Designs that have proved to be very popular with the Colouricious Club members. If you use stencils or are interested in learning how to use stencils on your block printing projects then this is the place to go.

Check out the video and our super selection


Textile Shows
The shows for 2014 have all finished now and we are planning our calendar for the 2015 shows. We will be updating our website and keeping you all informed of the shows we will be attending as soon as they are all confirmed.


Block Printing Workshops – More Workshops – Easier to Book!

Colouricious Workshop

If you are interested in making books, then we have the perfect workshop for you. Colouricious is organising two, day long courses in how to make your own book, combining the art of block printing to make book covers and patterned pages. You will spend the day learning how to block print papers and fabrics. Then you will transform these beautiful prints into fabulous books. In one day you will learn how to stitch together and create your own books using materials that you have produced yourself. Our courses are scheduled for:

Wednesday 7th January

Friday 16th January

If you are interested in attending this workshop then take a look at the Book Printing Workshop page of our website. Click on the booking tab and from there you can choose the date you want to attend and then make payment.

We have courses arranged for all of our workshops and we are planning on creating more workshops as well in 2015.


 

Seasons Greetings
This is our last newsletter before Christmas, so I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope the festive season will bring you lots of inspiration for all things crafting.

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Indian Hand Embroidery Techniques

Indian Hand Embroidery Techniques

Indian Hand Embroidery

India is renowned for its intricate and detailed hand embroidery. There are over 25 known embroidery techniques and they are all linked to various regions and areas within India. Each technique is slightly different and has been handed down through the generations. The majority of Indian Hand Embroidery techniques involve detailed stitching in bright vibrant colours and invariably evolve into complex geometric patterns.

Indian Hand Embroidery 14  Indian Hand Embroidery 09  Indian Hand Embroidery 05

We have an excellent playlist of videos showing how we use Hand Embroidery in our crafting projects. You can watch these videos here:
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Our tours and trips to India give you the chance to see lots of these embroidery techniques being used by villagers. If you would like to join us on one of our next trips to India, then take a look at our Textile Holidays to see which tour you would prefer, they are all super trips of a lifetime.

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Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher

It is now only 2 weeks until Christmas so you need to keep an eye on the last delivery dates for any gifts you want to arrive before Christmas. This makes gift vouchers the perfect gift right now as they can be with you within three days and can be ordered right up until 22nd December. They can be used to buy any of the wonderful products we have on our website and would make the perfect Christmas gift for the crafters in your life. Check them out here.

Check out the Gift Vouchers here!


The Stencil Shop
sewing-crafts-block-printing-stencils

We have a wonderful selection of Balzer Stencil Art Designs that have proved to be very popular with the Colouricious Club members. If you use stencils or are interested in learning how to use stencils on your block printing projects then this is the place to go.
Check out the video and our super selection


Textile Shows

The shows for 2014 have all finished now and we are planning our calendar for the 2015 shows. We will be updating our website and keeping you all informed of the shows we will be attending as soon as they are all confirmed.


Block Printing Workshops – More Workshops – Easier to Book!

Colouricious Workshop

If embroidery is your craft of choice, then we have arranged a workshop in February which will be perfect for you. Our Embroidery Workshop will teach you contemporary hand embroidery techniques that will enhance and embellish your craft projects. The date for this workshop is:

Sunday 22nd February

If you are interested in attending this workshop then take a look at the Embroidery Workshop page of our website. Click on the booking tab and from there you can choose the date you want to attend and then make payment.

We have courses arranged for all of our workshops and we are planning on creating more workshops as well in 2015.

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Free machine embroidery with Water Soluble Solufleece and Bondaweb

Free machine embroidery with Water Soluble Solufleece and Bondaweb

Kim Thittichai is a British textile artist who specialises in surface design. In this video, you will learn how to design your applique. You can use Colouricious wooden printing blocks to print your own design.

Here are some examples of the appliques that Kim has made using water soluble Solufleece and Bondaweb.

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Buy water soluble Solufleece and Bondaweb to design your surface.

We recommend Colouricious wooden printing blocks and Colouricious fabric paint for this project.

For more creative ideas, join the Colouricious Club.

Quilting Art with gelli plates and block printing

Quilting Art with gelli plates and block printing

 

Have a look at our Colouricious YouTube channel to watch more videos about textile design and quilting art.

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Use the gelli plate , fabric paint and wooden printing blocks to design your own hand printed fabric quilting art.These wood stamps lift the paint off the gelli plate to create stunning results. For more creative ideas join the Colouricious Club