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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Add a hand-made button to your craft project

Stylish Buttons

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Making your own buttons is a perfect way to add beautiful adornments to your craft projects. It is the little final touches that you give your designs that unique feel that make them special. Colouricious can show you a wonderful way of creating these buttons with a clear and easy to follow video. You can watch the video by clicking on it below.

You can watch the video here:

Button Video

We hope this has given you inspiration to create some buttons for your next project. We would love to see pictures of any of the items you have made so please feel free to send us any pictures we would love to see them.


 

Our Printing and Patchwork DVD is the ideal accompaniment for any crafting project as we go into detail with Mary Gamester about colours and design and getting the right combinations to give your craft project that really special look. You can purchase this excellent DVD by clicking on the image below.

Quilting Arts Printing and Patchwork

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Block of the Month

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These blocks are a truly beautiful set of geometric patterns that would look super as a background pattern to complement a big highlight block pattern, or alternatively as a bold design to make a plain material really stand out. the blocks come with a mat as well as two small bottles of fabric paint so you are ready to get started as soon as the set arrives.

If you would like this beautiful set, then head over to our website and place your order.


 

Springtime Sale

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We are running a Springtime sale for some of our lovely wooden block sets. The sets are all reduced in price and are excellent value for money. They also still apply for all our other discounts we offer, so order 4 sets from the sale and get them all delivered to you for FREE!

Take a look at the sets we have on offer and choose your favourite.

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Spiral Set

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Roses and Co.

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Host of Angels

 

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Flowers and Leaf Set

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Feathery Leaves

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Bunny Wonderland


 

Explore Mystical Bhutan

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Follow in the steps of William and Kate, our future King and Queen and join us on a magical trip to Bhutan. This secretive country hides away from the gaze of the general public, permitting very few entry visas each year. You have the chance to explore Bhutan and see the villagers at work practising crafts that have been handed down over the generations.

We first visited Bhutan in 2015 and the trip was such a success that we immediately applied for more visas to return this year. Places are filling up quickly and it is not the type of trip where we will be able to add extra numbers to at the last minute.

If you would like to join us as we travel to Bhutan in September, then visit our website and fill in the booking form to reserve your place. Not only will you have a holiday of a lifetime, but you will also be travelling in the footsteps of royalty!

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Win a trip to India

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If you would like the chance to win a place on one of our Indian holidays or alternatively £1,000 cash, then why not enter the Colouricious Competition. Just go to our competition page and pick a set of blocks that you like and make your purchase. You will be entered into the competition, with one entry for every competition set of blocks you buy. We are adding new sets all the time, so keep an eye on the competition page and get your set to be in with a chance of winning a holiday of a lifetime.


 

Sharing is Caring

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If you feel that Colouricious has inspired you with new, varied and interesting textile art ideas, please share us with your friends. We can only grow through personal recommendation, and if you were to help “spread the Colouricious love” we would be so grateful. We love to think of all our creative friends around the world holding Colouricious hands!

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Hand Made Journals

Hand Made Journals

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If you are looking for inspiration for your next craft project, then making these super journals from recycled fabrics is a great idea. We have a super video on our website that will show you exactly how you do it, with Marilyn Pipe talking you through all the stages.

You can watch the video here:

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If you have a lot of recycled fabrics, then our Recycled Reborn DVD make be perfect for you. The DVD has lots of great ideas of things to make with your old and distressed fabrics and it will undoubtedly give you lots of ideas of things to make.

You can buy the DVD by clicking below

Recycled Reborn Recycled Textiles


 

Bring some glamour to your crafting

Shisha mirrors are most absolute favourite thing to stitch onto any craft project. They bring sparkle and light and really bring each item to life. They are easy to use and the effects can be sensational.

On my last trip to India, I was lucky enough to speak to our suppliers and they were able to put together two beautiful shisha sets that I bought home with me. Take a look at the sets here and if you love Shisha Mirrors as much as I do, then click on the pictures and head over to our website and place your order.

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Want to learn how to stitch Indian shisha – here is the set to get you started – you get a selection of Anchor embroidery thread, a packet of large eyed needles, some embroidery scissors and 3 bags of different Indian mirrors – 2 bags of round mirrors (0.5 cm and 1 cm) and a bag of square shisha (1 cm).
You will have hours of embroidery fun stitching your shisha onto your block printed fabrics.
Have look at the shisha embroidery images on Pinterest to inspire you with some new ideas

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A pink bag with 6 oz of round Indian mirrors (2cm wide) – just over a 100 shisha for you to stitch to your heart’s content. Also in this bag you will receive a pair of embroidery scissors and an embroidery ring (8 cm wide) for those of you who prefer to use a hoop


 

Try Kantha Stitch with us in Bengal

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If embroidery and stitching is your favourite craft hobby, then you should seriously consider joining us as we travel to West Bengal to see the super skilled village women practice their embroidery and sewing. This region of India is world famous for its embroidery and we will see workshops exploring traditional Indian techniques such as Kantha stitch, Batik Macrame and many other intricate and decorative pieces.

The people that come with us have a wonderful time and you can see some of our testimonials by clicking on the image below and watching the video.

West Bengal

If you are tempted to join us in January on this wonderful trip, then head on over to our website to read more about the holiday and then fill in our booking form to reserve your place. You won’t be disappointed.


 

Block of the Month

graphic-block-printing-textile-art

These blocks are a truly beautiful set of geometric patterns that would look super as a background pattern to complement a big highlight block pattern, or alternatively as a bold design to make a plain material really stand out. the blocks come with a mat as well as two small bottles of fabric paint so you are ready to get started as soon as the set arrives.

If you would like this beautiful set, then head over to our website and place your order.


 

Win a trip to India

competition

If you would like the chance to win a place on one of our Indian holidays or alternatively £1,000 cash, then why not enter the Colouricious Competition. Just go to our competition page and pick a set of blocks that you like and make your purchase. You will be entered into the competition, with one entry for every competition set of blocks you buy. We are adding new sets all the time, so keep an eye on the competition page and get your set to be in with a chance of winning a holiday of a lifetime.

The newest additions to the competition are:

Absolutely Aztec

Absolutely Aztec


Sharing is Caring

share

If you feel that Colouricious has inspired you with new, varied and interesting textile art ideas, please share us with your friends. We can only grow through personal recommendation, and if you were to help “spread the Colouricious love” we would be so grateful. We love to think of all our creative friends around the world holding Colouricious hands!

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious