Recycle fabric to make your own paper
Making your own paper is a wonderful way to enhance your block printing designs and projects. Paper making is actually far easier than you may think it is, and on the Colouricious website we have some instructional videos of artists making paper from all sorts of different materials including Jonathan Korejko, who uses old discarded threads and remnants of cotton to make his beautiful paper.
Click on the picture below to see how Jonathan makes his paper.
Hand made paper is perfect to block print on and we have some lovely new blocks in stock. We have some wonderful bumper sets of elephant, butterfly and peacock blocks all of which are excellent value for money and on sale while stocks last.
Have a look at Jonathan’s website – he runs the most fabulous paper making workshops and has a great teaching style. Book him for your group!
Block of the Month for March 2015 – on the images below to make your purchase.
Bumper Box of Elephant Blocks
Bumper Box of Butterfly Blocks
Bumper Box of Peacock Blocks
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In less than a weeks time we are off to West Bengal on our next trip to visit the wonderful country of India to see the super sites and learn about the textile heritage and skill sets passed down in villages. The trip is full and everybody is very excited for the trip to start. If you are interested in visiting India with us later in the year, you have two choices. You can enter our super competition at the top of this email, to try and win a place on one of our trips, our you can go to our website and visit the Rajasthan and Jaipur holiday pages and reserve your places to guarantee your place. We go to Rajasthan at the beginning of November and to Jaipur at the beginning of December. There are spaces left on both trips and we would love for you to join us.
click below to see a video of our trip to Jaipur last year
Check out the other Textile Holidays we have to offer you.
If you have never been to the Houston Quilt Show, then this really is an amazing experience. Think about the Festival of Quilts Birmingham times 10! It is huge. There are more workshops than you can count. More retail stands that you imagine possible. More quilts on exhibit that you thought were humanly possible. The Exhibition itself is divided into a large number of categories. This quilt show is like nothing you will ever see anywhere and is a must once in your life! You can come alone, with me or come with a friend. You could ask your quilting or embroidery group to come too. Whatever you want you can have! I am going to sell my block printing supplies and would really love you to come too. All you have to do is download the Houston Quilt Show booking form on the website and we will do the rest for you. Simply meet up at Heathrow airport and off we go! A really special treat for anyone who loves new ideas, inspiration, meeting new people and miles of quilts! If you need to speak to me first, do ring me on 01494 721 471 – do not leave a message if I do not pick up – just email me with your question. Would love you to come too!
Block Printing Workshops
I am very excited to have been invited to teach block printing classes around Scotland for the first two weeks of May. The itinerary is not on our website, as this is a private booking. If you live between Aberdeen and the Isle of Skye, and would love to join in the classes, please contact the organiser, Jennifer (lives on the Isle Skye) to ask if you can join any of the groups.You may like to visit her in Skye if you already live there! I am very grateful for all Jennifer’s hard work organising this wonderful block printing fabric design tour. If you would like to organise a tour of your area whichever country you are in, I would love to come and teach you block printing techniques. Just email me with your wishes and I will do my best to make them come true!
Following on from the success of our most recent workshops, we are delighted to be able to announce that we have arranged more dates for our Block Printing Workshop this summer based in my home in Amersham, Buckinghamshire UK.
We have three block printing workshops arranged for the following dates for 2015 are:
Thursday July 16th
Thursday July 23rd
Saturday August 1st
There are also textile design courses for you on gelli printing, decolourant, embroidery and sewing shisha. If you book 3 courses, you get a fourth one free. Also anyone that comes to one of my At Home Workshops, gets 25% on purchases made that day!
If you are interested in attending the super workshop on any of these dates, then go to our website and reserve your place. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 8 people and it is sure to be a very popular workshop, act quickly to reserve your place. I look forward to sharing our fabric design passion you in the summer.
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.
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