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Scrapbooking with Colouricious

Learn Textile Techniques with Colouricious

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Scrapbooking is one of the most popular paper crafting pastimes, and Colouricious have lots of wonderful ideas and videos to show you how the creative use of block printing can take your scrapbooking to the next level.

Not only do we have lots of videos showing you how you can use lovely block printed sheets to enhance your scrapbooks and the images you put in them, but we also have a video from Linda and Just Scrapbooking showing you how you can make a scrapbook as well! It is well worth watching.

Click on the picture below to see all our videos on Scrapbooking.

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We have a section in our online store for scrapbookers which has loads of different things that you can use to enhance your scrapbooks. We have some lovely stencils, blocks and trimmings that would all be perfect for a scrapbooker. Why not go and take a look.

Click on the image below to be taken to the scrapbook section of our online store.

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Watch our new video – Arts & Crafts in Hmong Village

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Textile Holidays

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We have decided to be a bit different when it came to the next holiday we organised. Rather than our usual locations of India and Vietnam, our new holiday is in Houston, Texas for the Houston Quilt Festival in October. This is the largest Quilt show in the world and we will be spending 5 days in Houston for a good dose of retail therapy either in the Quilt Festival or in Houston itself. The holiday includes a pass to all four days of the Festival plus the preview night as well. You will see some wonderful quilts which are all judged with the best winning some wonderful prizes at the end of the show. There are a number of different videos showing peoples trip to the festival, but I have picked out this one from last year which I hope will give you the flavour of the event.

If you are interested in going on this trip, then visit our Houston Festival webpage and download the booking form to reserve your place.

click the video below to another quilters experience at the Festival in 2014

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

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Come and See Us

Olympia London UK
5th – 8th March 2015
The Spring Sewing & Knitting Show finished yesterday and the show was wonderful. Thank you so much to everybody that came over to say hello. I hope you all liked the new block printing items we had for sale, and I am sure you will be able to create lots of wonderful projects.

We will be letting you know shortly at which show we will next be exhibiting.


 New Stencils

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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
hand-made gifts here
Silk Painting Kits
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We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
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Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile HolidaysColouricious-Textile-Holidays-150x150 Scrapbooking with ColouriciousThere 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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Add to your Embroidery Stitch Library

Learning when to use the right embroidery stitch is important to show your crafting project off.

Lucy Garvin is a 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.

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Colouricious have organised a Hand Stitched Embroidery Workshop on Sunday 22nd February. This is the perfect way to either introduce yourself to Hand Embroidery or to perfect your current skill levels. Places are limited, but if you are interested in this workshop you can reserve your place by clicking the link below and going to the booking tab.

Hand Stitched Embroidery Workshop

We also have a super DVD that covers lots of embroidery stitches. Creative Free Embroidery with Gina Ferrari is an easy to follow DVD that covers lots of different stitches in clear and concise chapters. If you are interested in this DVD then you can find more details about it on our website where you can make your purchase.

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Colouricious Tutorials

We have just posted our newest tutorial on how to make your own fabric necklace. This would make a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one. You can see this tutorials by clicking the link below.

How to make a Fabric Necklace

If you have a particular tutorial you would like us to cover in more detail please contact us and let us know the tutorial you are looking for and we will do our best to get it uploaded and sorted out for you.


Latest Colouricious Arrivals

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We have updated our Latest Arrivals page in the last couple of days and we now have shells, trees and jellyfish blocks for you to see. We also have some lovely gifts for Silk Painters which would be perfect for Christmas.

Check out the latest arrivals!


The Stencil Shop

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We are growing our Stencil offering everyday with lots of new stencils available. We now have seven different Stencil categories and are very confident that we will have the perfect stencil for you.

Check out the video and our super selection


Colouricious Holidays

At the end of March, 2015 we are off to West Bengal for an Embroidery Heritage Textile Tour. We will be exploring the Indian traditional techniques of block printing, kantha embroidery and textiles, and many more truly unique experiences. This holiday is already over half full so there are not many spaces left, so if this tour is of interest then please get in contact with us using the booking forms to reserve your place.

The highlight of the trip will be a visit to the village of Katna where you will take part in a Kantha weaving workshop. Kantha holds a very special place within the village life in Katna. In Katna, you will enjoy a workshop on Kantha weaving. The process of Kantha work goes in a way that the new fabric to be used for the top and the bottom layers of the Kantha is first cut and then stitched according to the desired size. The bottom layer is spread on the floor and ironed. A second layer of soft white cloth is spread on top of it. A third layer of fabric is spread on top and all the three layers are secured together by long running stiches. Thread colours are selected for the quilting work and this is followed by embroidery work. Once the embroidery work is finished, the extra fabric is cut off from the sides to get a straight edge and a piping in matching colour is stitched along the edge for the finish and the label is added. The Kanthas are washed and ironed and are ready.

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Our Next Textile Show

Our very last textile event of the year is going to be at the most fabulous show Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show which open 20-23rd November. If you can make it to this show then we would be delighted to see you. We will have all our Christmas stock on show which will definitely give you some more ideas and inspiration for your textile art.


Block Printing Workshops – More Workshops – Easier to Book!

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We are delighted to let you know that we are expanding the number of workshops we are going to run next year. We have already scheduled about a dozen workshops so far for January and February. If you are interested in attending one of our workshops then take a look at the Workshop page of our website. Each course has a booking tab and from there you can choose the date you want to attend and then make payment. We have courses arranged for all of our workshops and we are planning on creating more workshops as well in 2015. Our first workshop is a Creative Block Printing Workshop to be held on Tuesday 6th January. We would love to see you there!
Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Learn more Embroidery Stitches

Using different embroidery stitches can really make your textile craft projects stand out. There are a huge number of different stitches that you can do, and most embroidery sewing machines will be able to automatically stitch most of them. However, all is not lost if your machine doesn’t do many different stitches as several of them can be successfully completed manually if necessary.

Colouricious have several videos that you can watch to see how decorative embroidery stitches can be used to make your projects unique. You can watch them by visiting our Embroidery Library page on the Colouricious website.

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We also have a super DVD that covers lots of embroidery stitches. Creative Free Embroidery with Gina Ferrari is an easy to follow DVD that covers lots of different stitches in clear and concise chapters. If you are interested in this DVD then you can find more details about it on our website where you can make your purchase.


Colouricious Tutorials

We are running a series tutorials in the News section of our website. We show a video and then clear written instructions for you to follow. You can see the first two tutorials we have completed by clicking the links below.

Block Printing for Book Making

Make your own Felt Flowers

If you have a particular tutorial you would like us to cover in more detail please contact us and let us know the tutorial you are looking for and we will do our best to get it uploaded and sorted out for you.


Latest Colouricious Arrivals

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The Latest Arrivals section of our website is now full of all of our new blocks that have arrived in time for Christmas. If you saw our Hen Party email you will also know that we have also just got in some lovely sewing patterns that you can use your block printed fabric to make some beautiful hens. If you make Molly, Polly or Charlie Chicken then please send us some pictures; we would love to see your creations.

Check out the latest arrivals!


The Stencil Shop

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We are growing our Stencil offering everyday with lots of new stencils available. We now have seven different Stencil categories and are very confident that we will have the perfect stencil for you.

Check out the video and our super selection


Colouricious Holidays

We have been able to confirm and set up two additional holidays to Vietnam for 2015. Booking and Reservation forms can be found on our website. This holiday was particularly popular when we first introduced it, so we are sure these extra dates will fill up quickly. We will be starting in Hanoi and then over 15 days we will travel south down the east coast exploring many of the different aspects of this wonderful Country. We will be staying in an eco lodge, exploring the hill top villages of the Hmong tribe, touching on the history of the Vietnam war and getting a chance to see and photograph some wonderful sites. Textiles, their use and methods of manufacture will also be a focus of the trip.  If this tour sounds of interest and you would like to explore Vietnam, then head over to our Vietnam Holiday page, download the booking form and get your place reserved.

If would like to come to India in December 2014 to take part in several block printing workshops, with real Indian printers, there is now only one place left. You will be taking part in 2 block printing workshops, one in a factory in Jaipur and one in a rural village, to compare the contrast. You will also be taking part in a Dabu Printing Workshop – where you will actually print your own fabric using mud (!) and wooden printing blocks. You will then Indigo dye your fabric, which you get to bring home with you. Fabulous fun! For fuller details, see our Block Printing Holiday in Jaipur. This particular holiday is perfect if you are a person who loves to keep busy doing, learning and playing.
Have a look at the lovely hotel we will be staying at during our holiday in Jaipur. This link is not broken but can only be accessed if you are on Facebook.

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Our Next Textile Show

Our very last textile event of the year is going to be at the most fabulous show Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show which open 20-23rd November. If you can make it to this show then we would be delighted to see you. We will have all our Christmas stock on show which will definitely give you some more ideas and inspiration for your textile art.


Block Printing Workshops

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We have had the most wonderful year teaching block printing workshops to quilting and embroidery groups across the UK, America & Europe. We are now accepting bookings for 2015/2016. If you would like your group to learn how to design their own fabrics for their quilting, embroidery and sewing projects, please do phone us to arrange the date.  Best to phone as that way we can arrange the date without endless emails going backwards and forwards! My number is 01494 721 471. I am very happy to travel far and wide to share my love for block printing.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Craft Ideas with Textiles

Craft Ideas with Textiles

The use of textiles plays an important part in all our the crafting projects we do at Colouricious. We have decorated textiles with patterns and designs since the beginning of time and in essence the methods we use today have changed very little from how they were first done.

Colouricious has lots of creative ideas on how to use textiles in your crafting projects and we have multiple videos and guides to show you exactly how to make each project. You can watch a number of the videos showing how you can make anything from paper from your old jeans to felt flowers on our Craft Ideas with Textiles page on our website.

Colouricious is so passionate about textiles and textile art that we have a range of DVDs covering lots of different textile techniques and skills. The DVDs will help you to learn and understand how to start creating your own projects. Each one is broken into easy to follow  indexed chapters that you can watch and re-watch at your leisure. If you are just starting off in Textile Crafting then we have each DVD individually on sale on our website.

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We also have a number of special offers on at the moment where you can get an even better deal if you purchase more than one DVD.

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4 Craft DVDs for the price of 3
£27.00

Or if you are totally bitten by the textile crafting bug, then you can purchase all of the Colouricious DVDs with a huge £90 discount which means that each DVD costs only £7.50.
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Colouricious Textile Art Workshops DVD set of 12
£90.00

Whichever option you choose, we know you will enjoy them and they will kick start your new crafting project.

We would love to see pictures of any crafting project you create so please send them to us via email or any of our social media accounts.


Latest Colouricious Arrivals

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The Latest Arrivals section of our website is now full of all of our new blocks that have arrived in time for Christmas. There are lots of festive blocks including a snow pattern, a Christmas Tree and some Reindeers. In addition to the blocks we also have some lovely sewing patterns as well which you could use to make some wonderful Christmas gifts.

Check out the latest arrivals!


The Stencil Shop

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Our decision to add Stencils to our range of products we sell has turned out to be a very good one. The stencils are very popular and we are continuing to grow the number of stencils we offer.

Check out the video and our super selection


Colouricious Holidays

Our Colouricious textile holidays and tours have proved to be very successful this year and we are looking to expand the number of holidays we offer for 2015. We have already arranged three trips to Vietnam and we have several other holidays already in place for next year.

In March 2015 you may love to come to West Bengal where we embark on an embroidery tour of the region. You will get to experience the famous Kantha embroidery taking part in a workshop and watching how the local people actually create the wonderfully intricate designs. We fly to Calcutta and then take our private coach to visit neighbouring villages that specialise in embroidery. You will also be taking part in a kantha workshop with some Indian ladies.
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If would like to come to India in December 2014 to take part in several block printing workshops, with real Indian printers, there is now only one place left. You will be taking part in 2 block printing workshops, one in a factory in Jaipur and one in a rural village, to compare the contrast. You will also be taking part in a Dabu Printing Workshop – where you will actually print your own fabric using mud (!) and wooden printing blocks. You will then Indigo dye your fabric, which you get to bring home with you. Fabulous fun! For fuller details, see our Block Printing Holiday in Jaipur. This particular holiday is perfect if you are a person who loves to keep busy doing, learning and playing.

Have a look at the lovely hotel we will be staying at during our holiday in Jaipur. This link is not broken but can only be accessed if you are on Facebook.

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Our Next Textile Show

We have just got back from The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace which was very well attended. Thank you to all of the people who took the time to come and say hello. It was lovely to see you all and to have the chance to show you all the new wooden printing blocks we have just got in stock. I was especially thrilled with those of you who bought along some of their stitching to show me – which had been block printed first, and then stitched – some by hand, some by machine. All absolutely stunning. What a special threat that was for me. Very big thank you!

Our very last textile event of the year is going to be at the most fabulous show Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show which open 20-23rd November. If you can make it to this show then we would be delighted to see you and give you some more ideas and inspiration for your textile art.


Block Printing Workshops

We have had the most wonderful year teaching block printing workshops to quilting and embroidery groups across the UK, America & Europe. We are now accepting bookings for 2015/2016. If you would like your group to learn how to design their own fabrics for their quilting, embroidery and sewing projects, please do phone us to arrange the date.  Best to phone as that way we can arrange the date without endless emails going backwards and forwards! My number is 01494 721 471. I am very happy to travel far and wide to share my love for block printing.

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Block of the Month – October 2014

Every month our carpenters in India prepare for you a special selection of unique wooden printing blocks, that can only be sourced through Colouricious. Although you may not wish to think about Christmas right now, you might find it very useful to get started now on preparing, thinking and even creating your Christmas projects. We have a wonderful selection of Christmas wooden printing blocks online for you in our Christmas Crafts section of our website.

See the biggest festive selection in the world in our Christmas Crafts category
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With this super boxed set, you have endless projects in countless variations and combinations of block printing!

If you believe in angels, this host will inspire you for card making, tags and wrapping paper.

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Do you love to share your creative skills and techniques with the younger members of your family ?

There is also a category dedicated to children – Fun Crafts for Kids

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Click here to see the
entire wonderlicious selection of
festive wooden printing blocks

 

Latest Arrivals

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September has been an extremely busy month with boxes of blocks arriving from India. Our carpenters have been extremely busy carving the most wonderful wooden printing blocks.
Check out the latest arrivals!

The Stencil Shop

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We have also re-stocked our stunning supply of stencils!
Check out the super selection

 

Colouricious Holidays

Our holidays to the regions of India that specialise in Bandhani Tie Dyeing are fully booked, but our Embroidery Heritage Textile Tour of West Bengal includes a day at a weavers studio where you will experience fabric dyeing as well as block printing. It is a wonderful trip and you will see and learn so much about embroidery and fabric crafting. You can read more about the trip on our website. If you would like to come to India in December 2014 to take part in several block printing workshops, with real Indian printers, we still have a few places left. We will be doing 2 block printing workshops, one in a factory in Jaipur and one in a rural village, to compare the contrast. We will also be taking part in a Dabu Printing Workshop – where you will actually print your own fabric using mud (!) and wooden printing blocks. You will then Indigo dye your fabric, which you get to bring home with you. Fabulous fun! For fuller details see our

Block Printing Holiday in Jaipur

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have a look at the lovely hotel we will be staying in during our holiday in Jaipur – it is right next to the Old Pink City.

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Our Next Textile Show

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace opens on 8th October for 5 days and we are already building up our stock of new blocks and crafting ideas. It is our last London Show before Christmas so if you can get to the show make sure you come and say hello so you can see the lovely gift ideas we have for all our crafting friends
Our very last textile event of the year is going to be at the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show.

Block Printing Workshops

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We have had the most wonderful year teaching block printing workshops to quilting and embroidery groups across the UK, America & Europe. We are now accepting bookings for 2015. If you would like me to come to teach your group how to design their own fabrics for their quilting, embroidery and sewing projects, please do phone us to arrange the date. I am very happy to travel far and wide to share my love for block printing.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious