Block printing specialists - online craft supplies, workshops & textile holidays

Monthly Archives: January 2015

Surface Decoration Ideas with Colouricious

Surface Decoration Ideas with Colouricious

Surface Decoration 05

Getting an appealing decoration to the surface of the fabrics that you use in your craft project will really make it stand out. There are lots of different ways to get a decorative pattern. You can use our wonderful wooden blocks to create a unique pattern, or perhaps you could try just painting directly onto the fabric, or maybe blend and merge fabrics to create your decoration.

Click on the picture below to see Marilyn Pipe use Lutradur to create a unique surface decoration.

Surface Design Video
Marilyn Pipe has lots of very creative ideas when it comes to surface design and decoration. Colouricious is delighted to have a dedicated video featuring Marilyn Pipe where she shows you how to use techniques that you will be able to master to bring your projects to life every time. The DVD is for sale on our website and you can see exactly what techniques Marilyn covers by visiting our webpage.

Click on the video below to be taken to our website.

Inspired-Textile-Techniques-DVD

Buy Now


click here to check out our

Special Offers


Textile Holidays

colouricious textile holidays

As you read this newsletter we are almost half way through our first trip to Vietnam. Everything is going well and we are all enjoying visiting this wonderful country. The sights, sounds and atmosphere is making for a wonderful trip and I have no doubt that we are all going to have memories to last a lifetime from our trip to Vietnam. If the idea of a tour of Vietnam is appealing to you, we have arranged two further trips later in the year that you can join us on. To reserve your place, visit of Vietnam webpage, download the booking form and send it over to me; we would love to see you on the trip!

Vietnam-textile-holiday

If Vietnam is not for you then we have lots of other holidays arranged that are equally exciting. Take a look at the Holidays page of our website to find the trip that is most suitable for you. I am sure there will be the perfect holiday for you!

Colouricious Holidays


Latest Arrivals

indian-shisha-mirrors

We have recently added a Goodie Bag containing some wonderful Sisha Mirrors to our Latest Arrivals. If you like to add some shiny elements to your craft projects, then these Sisha Mirrors will be perfect for you. You can check out all of our latest arrivals by visiting our website.


 

The Stencil Shop
sewing-crafts-block-printing-stencils
Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
fabric-ideas-silk-paint
We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher
Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile HolidaysColouricious Textile HolidaysThere are a number of
wonderful holidays for
you in 2015.
Check them out here

Free Delivery

To see in the New Year we have set up Free Delivery for all orders over £70. This offer is automatic so will not require any special codes and will apply to sales from all countries.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!
kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Colouricious Sewing Patterns

Colouricious Sewing Patterns

It is always good to get back to basics every now and again and get to create some lovely projects using block-printed fabric and a good sewing pattern. Some of the techniques we have on the Colouricious website can be complex, but this week we wanted to get back to basics with some lovely ideas and projects that you can easily do. They are perfect for beginners to crafting and also have the potential to be embellished for the more accomplished crafter.

Click on the picture below to see the videos on our Sewing Patterns webpage

Sewing Projects Video
The sewing pattern page on our website has several videos and many images showing you exactly how to make some wonderful projects. If you do make any of the projects from our videos we would love to see them, so please feel free to send us some pictures of your finished product. I am sure they look wonderful!

Check out our small selection of SEWING PATTERNS for you to get started on printing your own fabric and then using that fabric to make something simple. You will love it.


click here to check out our

Special Offers


Textile Holidays

colouricious textile holidays

We are off to Vietnam on Tuesday for the very first time. The trip is full and we are all very excited about what we are going to see. If the idea of a tour of Vietnam is appealing to you, we have arranged two further trips later in the year that you can join us on. To reserve your place, visit of Vietnam webpage, download the booking form and send it over to me; we would love to see you on the trip!

Vietnam-textile-holiday

If Vietnam is not for you then we have lots of other holidays arranged that are equally exciting. Take a look at the Holidays page of our website to find the trip that is most suitable for you. I am sure there will be the perfect holiday for you!

Colouricious Holidays


Latest Arrivals

scrapbooking-mixed-media-collage

We are constantly adding new items for sale on our website. It is always worth checking out this page as there are items available for all aspects of crafting including wooden blocks, fabrics, brushes and many many more. You can check out all of our latest arrivals by visiting our website.


 

The Stencil Shop
sewing-crafts-block-printing-stencils
Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
fabric-ideas-silk-paint
We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher
Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile HolidaysColouricious Textile HolidaysThere are a number of
wonderful holidays for
you in 2015.
Check them out here

Free Delivery

To see in the New Year we have set up Free Delivery for all orders over £70. This offer is automatic so will not require any special codes and will apply to sales from all countries.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!
kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Baby Quilts

 Baby Quilts for sale

Baby quilts for sale – this bedding is perfectly soft and sumptuous for little people

Baby Quilts

Natural Quilts – special offers

  • Natural Quilts are
  • 100% cotton
  • hand block printed
  • machine washable
  • colour fixed
  • super soft
baby quilts
This baby quilt has hand block printed birds on vegetable dyed cotton
baby bedding
Dabu printed fish designs on this baby quilt, click to learn more
baby quilts
Another dabu printed baby quilt with fish and ferns. Click to learn more.
Baby quilts are wonderful gifts for you, your family and for new babies that have popped into this world! They make great presents if you need a unique idea that is slightly different to what everybody else gives. Click here to see the full range of baby quilts that are now reduced by 50%. Half the price, but twice the snuggle factor.
baby quilts
baby quilts
baby bedding
baby bedding
Colouricious is proud to support the work of the block carvers, the printers and the makers of these fabulous natural Indian quilts.
Learn more about Colouricious 

The Embellishing Machine

Use an embellishing machine for creating a new surface

Myfanwy Hart is a acclaimed British textile artist who specialises in machine embellishing and hand dying fabrics. Myfanwy runs creative textile workshops in Hampshire and across Britain. Myfanwy shares her creative know-how in the Colouricious Inspired Embellishing Level 1 and Level 2 DVDs – for you to learn more about the embellishing machine for projects and techniques. . Myfanwy also featured in the Colouricious TV series Talking Threads, demonstrating how you can hand dye fabrics at home. In the Talking Threads Christmas Special Myfanwy shows you how to create a delightful Christmas stocking using felt and an embellisher.

Watch and learn how to create new surfaces with the embellishing machine
In her own work, Myfanwy uses dyed and decorated papers, hand threads, yarns, fabrics and fibres which she often manipulates with the Embellisher, a machine needle felter.
Buy one get one free – embellishing workshop dvd

Learn more about Myfanwy Hart and the courses she teaches – visit her website today. You can either attend one of her workshops in person, follow her blog and/or buy her two specialist embellishing machine projects dvds. To buy an embellishing machine, we know that our Janome machine is very reliable.
Contact The Fabric and Sewing Centre to see if they can supply you with a Janome Sewing Machine.
Talking Threads” was a tv series about Textile Art. Each week the programme featured a different British textile artist, who talks, demonstrates and shares textile techniques. This tv series is still available on a double dvd.

Talking Threads

Buy one get one free  Buy the Talking Threads double dvd and get the Christmas special free

Learn even more – go to the Colouricious website to see a whole magical world of textiles from block printing, to surface design, to textile techniques.

There is something there you will love!

textile art dvds
Buy the set of 8 Inspired textile art dvd for just £90

 

Learn more about textiles at the Colouricious website – if you love textile art, from block printing, to embroidery to textile techniques, you are in for a a wonderful time!

Beautiful Rogan Art

Beautiful Rogan Art
Click on the image to watch a video of this ancient fabric painting art from India. 
Rogan Art

You can be excused if you have never heard of Rogan Art before as it is only practiced in the Kutch district in the Gugurat region of Western India. Rogan Art involves the painting of a castor oil-like paint onto silk fabric and then dyed with natural paints. The designs are intricate and detailed and can take many hours of painstaking work to complete.

Given the scarcity of Rogan Art (it isn’t even that well known in India) it is not something you will see very often on crafting sites but we do have a page on the Colouricious site that is dedicated to Rogan Art and show you some of the wonderful designs that can be created using it.

Click on the picture below to see our fantastic gallery of Rogan Art
Rogan Art 09

We are planning to see this textile art first hand during our textile holiday to Gujarat, that we are in the processing of preparing at the moment. So do keep an eye out for announcements about this particular holiday which will be in 2016.


click here to check out our

Special Offers


 

Textile Holidays

colouricious textile holidays

There are some new holidays for 2015 including a wonderful trip to Bhutan. This is a super exclusive trip as the king allows only 10,000 visitors into this tiny country each year. Placing are filling up very quickly so if you are interested you need to move quickly. Download the booking form from this page and send it back to me as soon as you can to reserve your place. To date, we have 8 places left on this holiday so there is still room for you too!

colouricious-textile-art

If Bhutan is not for you then we have lots of other holidays arranged that are equally exciting. Take a look at the Holidays page of our website to find the trip that is most suitable for you. I am sure there will be the perfect holiday for you!

Colouricious Holidays


Latest Arrivals

dabu-fabric-online-colouricious

We have added some wonderful new items to our Latest Arrivals page for 2015. There are some wonderful new blocks as well as some gorgeous dabu fabric that would be perfect for quilting. You can check out all of our latest arrivals by visiting our website.


 

The Stencil Shop
sewing-crafts-block-printing-stencils
Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
fabric-ideas-silk-paint
We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher
Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile HolidaysColouricious Textile Holidays

There are a number of
wonderful holidays for
you in 2015.
Check them out here

Free Delivery

To see in the New Year we have set up Free Delivery for all orders over £70. This offer is automatic so will not require any special codes and will apply to sales from all countries.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!
kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious