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Master Some Textile Techniques

Master Some Textile Techniques

Slashing

Pleating, braiding, slashing, quilting, stencilling and blocking are just some of the many different techniques that you can use to decorate your crafting project. There are so many to learn and they all create different effects on your finished project. Colouricious has a web page dedicated to different textile craft techniques with plenty of videos to show you first hand how to master them.

Click on the picture below to see some of our Textile Technique Videos.

Slashing Video

Head over to our Textile Technique page and find the textile technique that you would like to master and then give it a go. the fun is in the learning and experimenting, I am sure you will create some really special things when you give it a try.


 

Latest-Arrivals

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We have added several new products to our latest arrivals section of the website this week. We were lucky enough to get our team of crafters in India to make these lovely bags in India on our last trip and they have just arrived and we wanted to get them up on the site as quickly as possible.

The pouch bags come in 5 different colours and are absolutely perfect for block printing. (More on that a little later.) The larger shoulder bags are incredibly versatile and big enough to carry all sorts of things. I use one to keep all of my different pieces of material that I have dyed and are ready to be block printed. It is very convenient to have them all in one place and it seems as if the bag was designed for exactly this purpose.

If you are interested in either of these bags then just click on the images and you will be sent directly to our website where you can make your purchase.


 

Tutorial

The question I get asked the most when I go to exhibition and shows is please can you show me things we can make and decorate using these lovely wooden printing blocks. In an effort to get some creative juices flowing for you, I have recorded a video showing you how I decorate one of the new pouch bags we have on our website. The video goes from the very start, outlining all of the items I use, the paint, the tray, the mat, the blocks and the bag, right through to the cleaning up process at the end of the project. Please click on the video below to watch it and I would love for you to leave me a comment or maybe a suggestion for what the next tutorial should be about. I would love to hear from you.

block print a shoulder bag


 

Win a trip to India or £1,000 cash!

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The response to our competition to win a trip to India or £1,000 cash has been fantastic and we have already sold plenty of competition sets of wooden printing blocks. We will be adding more competition sets in the forthcoming days and weeks, so keep checking out the competition page to see if there is a set that you like. The more sets you buy, the more chances you have of winning.


 

Next Show

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Thursday is the start of The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia. This is a very popular show, and as normal Colouricious will be having a stand, showing off our lovely printing blocks. If you are planning to visit the show, then please spare some time to come over to our stand to say hello. We are on stand G64 and would love to chat with as many of our club members as possible. Let me know that you are a club member and I will make sure I give you an extra special deal on any blocks you buy!


 

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Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Colouricious Sewing Patterns

Colouricious Sewing Patterns

Sewing Patterns

It is always good to get back to basics every now and again and get to create some lovely projects using block-printed fabric and a good sewing pattern. Some of the techniques we have on the Colouricious website can be complex, but this week we wanted to get back to basics with some lovely ideas and projects that you can easily do. They are perfect for beginners to crafting and also have the potential to be embellished for the more accomplished crafter.

The sewing pattern page on our website has several videos and many images showing you exactly how to make some wonderful projects. If you do make any of the projects from our videos we would love to see them, so please feel free to send us some pictures of your finished product. I am sure they look wonderful!

Click on the picture below to see the videos on our Sewing Patterns webpage

Sewing Projects Video

Check out our selection of SEWING PATTERNS for you to get started on printing your own fabric and then using that fabric to make something simple.

You will love it.


 

Lovely Wooden Block Sets

We have some wonderful sets of wooden printing blocks on our website that will make the perfect accompaniment to any crafting project you undertake.

Take a look at these four sets and see which one takes your fancy!

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Butterfly Effect

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Bunny Flower

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Spring Swallow Set

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Dickie Birds

If you like any of the beautiful sets then just click on the picture or name and you will be taken directly to the page on our website where you can place your order.

The sets are all in stock and your order will be processed the day it is placed to make sure it arrives as quickly as possible.

Place your order now!


 

Come to Kashmir!

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The Kashmir is the North Western region of India is located at the western end of the Himalayan Mountains. As you can imagine, this means that the sights and scenery of the region is breathtaking and mind blowing.

Kashmir is at the centre of several different cultures within Asia and as such there are many different influences on their daily life. It amalgamates Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies as well as Northern and Central Asian cultures. Add to this the fact that Kashmir has some of the most beautiful fabrics and materials means that this really is a place to visit.

We are organising a trip to the wonderful region in July and we would love for you to join us. The trip is a fully escorted by me and an English speaking tour guide. We will get to see the highlights of the region, as well watching villagers show their crafting techniques.

We have organised this trip to coincide with the fantastic Hemis Festival which takes place in Hemis Monastery in Leh. The two-day Festival celebrates victory of good over evil. You can see a number of people dressed in bright and colourful clothes to celebrate the festival. The Tibetan calendar indicates that on lunar month’s tenth day, the Lama Head organises this Hemis Festival. In order to protect his people, the Tibetan Buddhism founder, Guru Padmasambhava, fought the evils. On his birth anniversary, all the people celebrate Hemis festival grandly.

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Although I have written quite a bit about this holiday, it really is difficult to put into words how exciting and enjoyable this tour will be. It really is a trip of a life time and you will take pictures and have memories that really will last forever.

If you are interested in joining us in July, then come on over to our website and reserve your place, we would love to see you on the trip.


 

Share the Colouricious News

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Many of you have been spreading the word about the Colouricious newsletter – thank you. We need your help to help Colouricious grow, please! We are always looking for ways to spread the Colouricious word and get more people to know about us and the crafts that we do. By growing we will be able to expand our offering of blocks, holidays and anything else to do with textiles.

You can find us on Social Media as we have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest. We would be very grateful if you could find some time to spread our message with your friends by sharing our Social Media posts or just telling anybody and everybody to come over to our website to take a look and subscribe to our newsletter.

Thank you all very much.

 

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Art and craft handbag making

Block printed handbag

Here is an example of a handbag we have made using our Colouricious bird printing blocks. You can create this handbag for yourself by either buying your own sewing pattern or buying a plain already made bag and block printing on top. shoulder-handbags-sewing-ideas-art-craft

Why not try block printing on the lining as well! We recommend you print your handbag with our Colouricious fabric paints as they are easy to fix with a simple iron and they are machine washable so you can keep on using your hand bag!

If you love art and crafts and looking for new ideas and blogs, supplies and inspiration, join our Colouricious Club a free weekly online news letter.

Wonderful benefits of joining :

  • 20% Discount on your first order
  • Early Announcements of new products, downloads and workshops
  • Exclusive Videos & Downloads of leading textile artists
  • FREE Access to members only forum for tip and ideas

Happy block printing!

Shopping bag block print your own fabric design

Shopping Bag printing ideas

This wonderful bag has been created using a post it note shaped as a heart which has acted as a resist to our Colouricious fabric paints. You then block print onto the fabric in a darker colour to create an individual textile design.

sewing-patterns-bag-making-art-craft-shopping-bagsBuy your own sewing patterns, cut your bag pattern out, block print on to it, then sew together to create your personalised shopping bag. You could also try block printing on the lining to create your personal touch. Have a look at our Colouricious printing blocks to get our started on your textile design journey.

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We recommend you use our Colouricious fabric paints because they are easy to fix with simple ironing and then the fabric is permanently fixed.

If you love art and crafts and looking for new ideas and blogs, supplies and inspiration, join our Colouricious Club a free weekly online news letter.

Wonderful benefits of joining :

  • 20% Discount on your first order
  • Early Announcements of new products, downloads and workshops
  • Exclusive Videos & Downloads of leading textile artists
  • FREE Access to members only forum for tip and ideas

Happy block printing!

Sewing Patterns Handbags – how to make a handbag

Handbags

Here is a great example of a handbag that you can create using our Colouricious printing blocks. Buy yourself one of the many sewing patterns for a handbag and block print your own personalised textile design onto it. We recommend you cut your bag patterns out first and then block print onto the fabric.

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You could also block print on your handbags lining to make it an even more exciting textile design!hand-bags-patterns-ideas-art-craft

If you love art and crafts and looking for new ideas and blogs, supplies and inspiration, join our Colouricious Club a free weekly online news letter.

Wonderful benefits of joining :

  • 20% Discount on your first order
  • Early Announcements of new products, downloads and workshops
  • Exclusive Videos & Downloads of leading textile artists
  • FREE Access to members only forum for tip and ideas

 

Happy block printing!