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Some Lovely Gift Ideas

Some Lovely Gift Ideas

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If you are stuck for ideas for your next crafting project we have loads of them for you on our website. You can take a look at some of the ideas here.

We have a lovely video showing you how to make your own make-up bag which you can watch by clicking on the video below.

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We have a range of excellent videos showing you how to make lots of other gift items. Take a look at the following videos.

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If the idea of block printing a tea towel appeals, then why not take advantage of our October Deal of the Month. Information on the deal is at the bottom of this newsletter, but you will get free tea towels for ordering some of our lovely Christmas Block Sets.

If you have some ideas for crafting projects that you would like to share we would love to hear from you. Just pop me an email with your idea and any pictures you have and we would love to add your project to our website.


Visit Amazing Japan

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I don’t know if you saw it, but there was a wonderful series on ITV with Joanna Lumley exploring Japan. I believe it was a 3 or 4 part series airing on a Friday evening and I am sure you can catch up on any episodes you may have missed if you are interested. You can find more details about the show by visiting the ITV website.

Japan is a mystical, magical and exciting country as well as being technologically very advanced. We have never run a crafting holiday to Japan before, but when we were presented with the opportunity to change this, we jumped at the chance. The first holiday sold out in record time, (literally within 4 days of it going live on our website) so we decided to put on another trip for May 2017. This trip is already well over 70% full, but there are still a few spaces left for anybody that is interested, or maybe has watched Joanna Lumley’s experiences and decided that Japan is for me!

The spring time is the perfect season of the year to visit Japan with blossom out and everything looking so wonderful. We will be exploring Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa where we will be sightseeing as well as participating in workshops and the world famous Japanese tea ceremony.

If you would like to join us on this super trip to such a beautiful country, please head over to our website where you will find the full itinerary and the booking form where you can reserve your place. Be one of the first intrepid Colouricious Club members who will be joining us on our inaugural visits to Japan.


Colouricious Club Member Deals

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We have a lovely assortment of bugs, butterfly and gecko blocks that always prove popular and we are expecting this offer to just increase that popularity.

Use the code below and you will get 20% off any bug, butterfly or gecko block you purchase that can be found on the following page of our website. Bug Blocks

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As usual, the code is only valid for 1 week and will expire on Sunday 16th October.


Quilt Shows

The next two shows are just around the corner now and we are starting to pack up ready for the Craft4Crafters show this week, and then I am off to Dublin the following week for the Dublin Knitting and Stitching Show. I would love to meet anybody that can come along to the show, so please say hello, it is lovely to see you all.

Craft4Crafters – 13th – 15th October at the Bath & West Showgrounds

Dublin Knitting & Stitching Show – 20th – 23rd October


Printology is so popular we are doing it twice! But only spaces now for October.

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Our February Course is now full!

As we expected, our Printology Workshop proved to be very popular and we filled the February course in just over 1 month. We sort of guessed that this would be the case which is why we have already organised a second workshop for October next year.

The second course is going to run from 26th – 29th October 2017 and we are now taking deposits so you can reserve your place on the workshop. If you want a place on the October workshop act quickly to grab your space.


Come and See me at a Quilt Show

We have a couple of tickets left for the West Country Quilt & Textile Show. The tickets are for Sunday 13th November and the show is at the University of the West of England Exhibition Centre. We also have some free tickets for the Dublin Knitting and Stitching Show as well, which is at the end of this month

If you would like a ticket for either of these shows all you need to do is purchase anything from our website and add a line in the note box that you would like a ticket and we will send it out with the items you purchased. I am afraid this will have to be a first come, first served offer, so they are gone the offer will be over. If you are one of the lucky ones though, I look forward to seeing you there!


October Deal of the Month

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Christmas is coming!

I know, I know, we are only just into October and the sun is still shining, but I have seen some Christmas adverts and the shopping channels are already mentioning it, so I don’t feel too bad about reminding you all that Christmas is not that far away. For us crafters, we have top be even more organised if we are going to produce home-crafted gifts and cards for our friends and family. I was talking with one of our club members who is already preparing her designs for gifts, and she told me about her 6 year old grandson who loves joining in with when when she block prints and is going to make gifts himself for all his teachers this year.

So, now we have all agreed that Christmas is on its way, what is the special offer?

Well, we thought we would give you the chance to combine our beautiful Christmas blocks with something you can print on and give as a gift. Buy any one of our Christmas Block sets and you will get a free tea towel to block print and create a lovely festive gift. The deal gets better though as if you buy two of the Christmas sets, you will get 3 free tea towels and buy three sets and get 5 free tea towels. No code or comment to make when you order, just choose your sets and we will do the rest.
1 Christmas Block Set – 1 Free Tea Towel
2 Christmas Block Sets – 3 Free Tea Towels
3 Christmas Block Sets – 5 Free Tea Towels

To see the choice of block sets for this offer you can visit our October Offer page.

It is a great deal and I am sure anybody who receives a hand printed tea towel will love it.


Choose from our range of Stencils

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We have an extensive range of lovely stencils and I am sure that there is a stencil that will be perfect for your next craft project. You can use our stencils in combination with lots of other products that we sell and they work especially well with layers and masking techniques.

If you would like to take a look at the range of stencils we have on offer, visit our stencil page, and see all the stencil designers and the different designs that we have in stock.


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Fabric Paints

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Silk Painting

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Gelli Plates

Gelli Plates

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious

 

Celtic Celebration

Deal of the Month

Buy 2 get 1 free!

It is the beginning of the month (where is this year going?) and we have a extra special deal of the month for you. Beltane is a Gaelic festival and marks the beginning of the pastoral summer season. It is traditionally celebrated on 1st May and we wanted to join in the celebration with this wonderful Celtic offer.

Buy any two of our beautiful Celtic sets of wooden printing blocks and get to choose another set completely free of charge. The sets in this offer are all listed in the Celtic Celebration section of our website, so you can explore them in more detail there, but below are the pictures of all of the eight sets that you can choose from.

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Iona Blocks

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Avalon Celtic Designs

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To take advantage of this offer, just head over to our Celtic Celebration page on our website and add two of these wonderful sets into your cart. In the notes section add the name of the additional set you would like for free and we will despatch the three sets you have chosen the very same day.

Enjoy choosing the sets you want they will all be wonderful on your next crafting project.


 

Gorgeous Gujurat

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Barely glimpsed by many travellers scurrying between Mumbai (Bombay) and Rajasthan, Gujarat is an easy side-step off the well-beaten tourist trail. While the capital, Ahmedabad, retains some charm amid its chaos, the countryside holds most of this state’s many treasures. Traditional artisans in tribal villages weave, embroider, dye and print some of India’s finest textiles, and pristine parks harbour unique wildlife, including migratory birds, wild asses and the last remaining prides of Asiatic lions. For the spiritually inclined, sacred Jain and Hindu pilgrimage sites sit atop mountains that rise dramatically from vast flatlands and colourful festivals burst with a cornucopia of culture.

With much of India now becoming westernised you will find here an opportunity to see it how it was before technology. However, this area is very much on the up, with the renewed interest of buying heirloom pieces, appreciation of the hand made and the sustainability of products made with naturally and locally grown plants, Gujarat is the place to go for those who have an interest in history and tradition.
Gujarat also claims a special relationship to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi: he was born here, he ignited the satyagraha movement from here, he made his Salt March here – and his legacy remains a vibrant part of public discourse and private lives.

If you are tempted by this holiday, there are a number of excellent videos on the Gujurat Tourism website. Click on the image below to watch the “Glimpse of Glory” video.

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If you would like to join us in the wonderful region of India, then head over to our website and reserve your place now. We look forward to seeing you.


 

Win £1,000 cash or a trip to India!

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We are regularly adding different block sets to our competition, and we have tracked down this wonderful Indian Elephant Adventure block set, which is now included in the competition. This set comprises seven hand carved blocks in incredible detail and accuracy. The centrepiece is a lovely elephant and all of the other blocks would be perfect for either background, border or highlighting this wonder creature. We have very limited stocks of this set, so if you are interested in it, move quickly as we are sure that the sets will be sold.

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WIN £1,000 or a holiday to India! As always every purchase of a competition set of blocks will get you an entry into our competition to win either £1,000 cash or a trip to India. head over to our competition page to see all of the sets that are currently in our competition.


 

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

Block Printing Hearts – Heart Art – Love Craft Ideas

Block Printing Hearts on to your fabric or paper is the perfect heart art activity for you to get started on this valentines day! You can print these on fabrics to create great pieces or your paper to create cards and much more.

 

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See more heart art here at Colouricious.

Altered Textile Art – Fabric for Quilting

Altered Textile Art – Fabric for Quilting

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Would you like to create your own quilt ? You can design your fabric by using Colouricious fabric paint and wooden printing blocks for this project.

For more ars and crafts ideas, join the Colouricious Club.

Paper Craft – Jewellery Making – Block Printing

Paper Craft – Jewellery Making – Block Printing

Try the crafting ideas of bead making to make your own jewellery, this jewellery making idea is block printing onto old papers with Colouricious wooden printing blocks to make beads that are free and easy to make. Have a go at this bead making craft idea and have fun with your block printing. You can produce fabulous pieces of jewellery that you can wear yourself or give as a gift to who ever you like! Whether you want a fabulous bracelet, wonderful necklace or a pair of beautiful earrings, it’s up to you! This is fun for people of any age or arts and craft experience, and will ensure hours of fun. The choices are never ending with our range of blocks. Try making the jewellery in any colour you like. All you need is a few spare beads, some Colouricious wooden printing blocks, paint and spare paper! This is a great fun and a fabulous craft idea. Look at our examples below.

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See our full range of Colouricious Wooden Printing Blocks for your textile art inspiration that can lead to other crafts. We have an amazing range of blocks.  Large or small, detailed or basic. You can create any piece of jewellery you can imagine with the amazing range of blocks.