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Learn how to Thread Paint

Win a Colouricious Textile Holiday to India

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Colouricious are delighted to announce that you can win a

COLOURICIOUS TEXTILE TRIP TO INDIA

in our wonderful new competition. Enter today – you gotta be in it to win it! Just go onto our competition page and choose which set of blocks you want to buy and you will be automatically entered into the competition. It is a fantastic way to join us on one of our super textile tours. Quick, easy and simple to do.

GOOD LUCK!

Click here to enter our Competition

 


Learn Thread Painting

Thread-Painting

Thread Painting is a special way to adorn and embellish you textile craft project. In effect, you are “painting on” images and designs onto your project. There are no set rules, just let your imagination go and “thread paint” away! Just treat your threads as paints and you will have a wonderful time adding that final unique touch to every project you make.

Whilst thread painting may look a challenge, it really isn’t. There are no special skills required and best of all no special sewing machine or any other tools are needed. Set your sewing machine up and get started. We have lots of wonderful videos showing you how to get started with Thread Painting. Go over to our website to watch them to understand more.

Click on the picture below to see all our videos on how to Thread Paint.

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Lucy Garvin from Canada is a talented self-taught artist whose curiosity and passion for sewing, embellishing and anything fabric or fibre related, has led her to explore almost every technique worked with a threaded needle, both hand and machine. Lucy shares her passion for  hand and machine embellishment techniques through teaching.

The Colouricious  Creative Free Machine Embroidery DVD also has some fantastic ideas to help you learn thread painting and Gina Ferrari is as passionate as Lucy Garvin about this technique. You can buy this DVD by clicking on the image below and you will be taken to learn more about Creative Machine Embroidery. Thread painting is also called Free Motion Stitching and Free Machine Embroidery.

Click on the videos below to be taken to more of these textile techniques.
Creative Free Machine Embroidery

 

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Watch this video on Dabu Printing

Dabu Printing


 

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Colouricious Textile Holidays

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In November here will be  another Colouricious Textile Tour of Rajasthan  Last year’s trip was very popular and we have now confirmed the dates for this year as 7th – 20th November 2015. If you are interested in visiting this wonderful region of India then do not wait, visit our website and download the booking forms to reserve your place.

This is what Linda thought of the trip last year:

Dear Jamie and the whole team, just wanted to take a few moments to say thank you the holiday was more than I could have imagined in every way the hotels the transport the visits to cities and villages the range of textiles we saw, and those that we had the opportunity to try our hand at. I was speechless from day one (not true I had a lot to say) the sights the sounds and smells and nor forgetting the company of the group all of whom shared a common interest . Oh dear, it was all amazing and also life changing in so many ways, thank you all for your superb organisation and sharing your love of textiles and India……………….I will be back

Regards Linda
click the video below to see more wonderful textile workshops
during the craft tour of Rajasthan

Rajasthan Video

Have a look at all the Colouricious textile holidays to India & Vietnam

Colouricious Holidays


 

Come and See Us

Olympia London UK
5th – 8th March 2015
We will be demonstrating block printing so come along and see how easy and creative this textile technique is. We will also have a huge selection of blocks, paints and more for you to purchase.

Knitting Stitching Show

Our stand number is G64. If you whisper “Jaipur” in our ears and jump up and down we will give you 10% off your purchases that day made at the show. Look forward to meeting you!


 

New Stencils in Stock

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We have just got into stock some lovely new stencils that are proving to be very popular. Our range of stencils are growing very quickly as we see just how keen you all are to buy them. If using stencils plays a big part in your crafting projects our you are interested in starting out with these wonderful stencil designs, then go over to our website to check them all out.


 

Gifts
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Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
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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 Holidays
Colouricious Textile Holidays
There are a number of
wonderful holidays
for you in 2015.
Check them out here

 

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Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

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Thank you! 

Win a Textile Holiday to India

Win a Colouricious Textile Holiday to India

We are very excited to invite you to win a holiday to India. So often, when we are out at quilt shows or teaching at workshops, we hear you say “how I wish I could go to India”, or “this is my dream holiday, but I cannot afford it”. Well now we are offering you a quick, easy and simple way of winning your perfect holiday. All you have to do is purchase one or more competition sets of wooden printing blocks and your name will be entered into our prize draw. There are many other prizes too. Read more details on how to enter. For every set you buy you get another entry. If you send us photos of what you print, we will enter you in again! So you can increase your chances of coming on a choice of three holidays. If you have already booked on any of the winning holidays and you happen to win, then you will get a full refund of payments made! The holiday starts from Heathrow London, UK.

Read the full details of this Colouricious Competition

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The Talking Threads DVDs from Colouricious offer you some wonderful ideas for your next craft project and having the DVD will make it easy for you to replay and check back on certain points to make sure you fully understand what you need to do. We have a offer running at the moment where you can get both Talking Threads DVDs for a special price of only £11.00

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

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Textile Holidays

Our textile holidays are becoming more and more popular and we are pretty much at full occupancy for the next two trips. You can see all of the textile holidays we have planned for 2015 here and we regularly update each holiday with details of the number of spaces available. Check the holiday you are interested and act quickly if you want one of the remaining places.

We currently have one place left on our incredible trip to Bhutan in September this year. It is the first time we have ever visited this secretive country and as they strictly control the number of visitors they allow each year, this really will be trip of a lifetime.

click the picture below to see read about the trip and to download the booking form.

Bhutan

 

Check out the other Textile Holidays we have to offer you.

Colouricious Holidays


Gifts

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If you are looking for a unique birthday present or maybe a gift for Mothers Day, then you should really take a look at the gift page on our website. We have made lots of wonderful things that would make a perfect gift.


 

The Stencil Shop
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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 Holidays
Colouricious Textile Holidays
There are a number of
wonderful holidays
for you in 2015.
Check them out here

 

free_delivery

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Learn Textile Techniques with Colouricious

Learn Textile Techniques with Colouricious

 

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Pleating, braiding, slashing, quilting, stencilling and blocking are just some of the many different techniques that you can use to decorate your crafting project. There are so many to learn and they all create different effects on your finished project. Colouricious has a web page dedicated to different textile craft techniques with plenty of videos to show you first hand how to master them.

Click on the picture below to see some of our Textile Technique Videos.

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The range of Colouricious DVDs have lots of different ideas when it comes to textile techniques, why not treat yourself and buy all 12 of our DVDs at a special discounted rate. You will also get FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY if you place your order with us.

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

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Textile Holidays

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We have just returned from our first trip to Vietnam this week. It was a wonderful tour seeing lots of wonderful sights and we have all come back with memories that will last a lifetime. We have two further trips to Vietnam planned for later in the year:

16th October – 31st October 2015
27th November – 12th December 2015

If a trip to Vietnam is something that you would like to do and you are available on either of the two dates above, then go to our website, download the booking form and reserve your place on the trip. It would be fantastic for you to join us, I can guarantee you that you will love every minute.

click the picture below to see read about the trip and to download the booking form.

 

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Check out the other Textile Holidays we have to offer you.

Colouricious Holidays


Sewing Patterns

 

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We have lots of lovely, easy to follow sewing patterns on our website which would make perfect gifts either the pattern or the item that can be made from the pattern. Take a look at all the different sewing patterns we have by visiting our sewing patterns webpage.


 

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

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Textile Art Projects

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Colouricious are delighted to announce that we are offering FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY on all orders over £70 in value. No coupon codes are required, the shopping cart will automatically remove the shipping costs.


Textile Art Projects

 

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Sometimes just getting the ideas for your next textile art project can be a challenge. It is not unusual to need a bit of encouragement to get the creative ideas flowing and to get your next project underway. Colouricious has a website full of lots of different ways to use your printing blocks, fabrics and all the different accessories on your next craft project. Our textile art project page has videos with loads of different ideas for your next project as well lots of snapshots of how we have used our blocks to make unique and innovative patterns.

Click on the picture below to see some of our Textile Art Project Ideas.

Textile Art Project Video
If you are looking for some ideas for your next project or just ways to learn about different crafting techniques to use in your next crafting project, then Colouricious have a range of DVDs that are perfect for helping you with this. Why not treat yourself and buy all 12 of our DVDs at a special discounted rate. You will also get FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY if you place your order with us.

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

dvds-colouricious

 

Buy Now


click here to check out our

Special Offers


Textile Holidays

 

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In April we will be travelling to South Odisha for a tour visiting some remote tribal villages on the East coast of India. This tour is a rare opportunity to get the chance to visit indigenous people in their heritage villages making their crafts for their livelihood. This 13 day tour will be spectacular and memorable and is certainly not to be missed.

click the video below to see what is in store for you on this trip

Colouricious - Tribal Tour

 

If the idea of this trip has whetted your appetite for the East coast of India, you can link up this trip with the Embroidery Heritage Textile Tour that we are running at the end of March. The two trips are designed to be linked together so some lucky people will get the chance to get two wonderful trips in the same holiday. I told you all about this tour last week, but if you want to read up some more then visit our website where you will find the full itinerary.

PLEASE NOTE – SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED FOR THESE TRIPS SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EITHER OF THESE WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS THEN I URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOKING FORMS AND GET IT OVER TO ME TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.

Colouricious Holidays


Latest Arrivals

 

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We have lots of stuff in the latest arrivals of our website, including some lovely new wooden blocks. 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

 

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious