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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.
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.
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.
Colouricious Textile Art Workshops DVD set of 12
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
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.
The Stencil Shop
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.
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.
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.
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!