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Try Decoupage and Papercraft
Decoupage and Papercrafting is an ideal way to use your block printed paper to create some wonderful projects. Colouricious is always keen to show you different ways to get the most out of your collection of wooden printing blocks and decoupage or papercrafting is the perfect way to do this. We have several excellent videos on how to use your block printed paper on many different projects including making some delightful pieces of jewellery.
Click on the picture below to see all our videos on Decoupage and Papercrafting.
The Colouricious Inspired Block Printing DVD is the perfect accompaniment for learning about how to block print and papercrafting. The DVD has loads of wonderful ideas showing you how to block print creatively and use your block printed material in many different ways. If you are interested in purchasing this DVD, then click on the DVD below to be taken to our online store.
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As we have been telling you for the last couple of newsletters, we have been taking delivery of lots of wonderful new wooden block sets. However, the blocks that arrived last week really did blow us away!
When we opened up the boxes this is what we found:
Indian Butterfly Family
Indian Elephant Family
Elephant Mini Christmas Set
Elephant Mini Summer Kit
Peacock Poppy Deluxe Set
Not only are all these sets really beautiful and intricately carved, but they are supplied in delightful hand made and decorated boxes with lovely string ties. These sets are really fantastic and we are really pleased that our carvers have put these sets together for us.
If you would like to buy any of these sets, then click on the image to be taken straight to our website.
Good Morning Vietnam
If you join us in November this year, you will be able to shout out the headline to this part of our newsletter just like Robin Williams did in the famous film.
We are heading off to Vietnam on 11th November for a 15 day tour of this truly wonderful country. This holiday will appeal to those who wish to experience many of the different aspects of Vietnam. Amongst many other things, we will be visiting the Hmong Hill tribes in remote parts of the country, touching on the history of the Vietnam war, stay at an eco lodge to relax and see the vast diversity of a tropical forest, not forgetting the constant photographic opportunities of this very colourful country. Textiles of course will be a significant feature of our holiday, however this tour is designed to be a wonderful balance of his and hers interests!
The Hmong people are thought to have originated from the Yangtze River in China and moved to Vietnam after the Ming Dynasty. Whilst the Hmong range geographically across China, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand, they are easily distinguishable as they have retained their own language, customs, and way of life, sans frontiers. There are many sub-groups including the black Hmong who wear clothes dyed with indigo with embroidered embellishments on their sleeves and leg wraps as well as the flower Hmong who are renowned for their brightly coloured embroidery and beaded fringe. We will be visiting both these groups in Sapa.
If you are interested in joining us on this fantastic tour, then head over to our website and reserve your place. We already have a number of people who have signed up and places are limited we will be staying in eco lodges that are committed to balance the ecological requirements of the country with the number of visitors it takes. We would love for you to join us.
Be in it to win it!
Our competition is in full swing and we have already had lots of entries from people keen to win either a trip with us to India or £1,000 cash. Click on the video above to see last years winner Anny, tell you all about her experience as the winner. If you want to enter this years competition, head over to our website and make your purchase.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!