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Hand Embroidering with Colouricious
Hand embroidery is a lovely way to embellish and bring your block printed project to life. There are hundreds of stitches that you can learn that will really make your projects unique and special. The beauty of hand embroidery is that you can add embellishments such as sisha mirrors and beads as you embroider to make more complex designs.
Colouricious has a Hand Embroidery page on its website which includes lots of videos on hand embroidery techniques from many of Britains leading textile artists.
If you are interested in learning more about hand embroidery we have a DVD made with Gilda Baron that covers lots of the aspects of textile crafting, fabrics and embroidery. The DVD is on special offer at the moment, so why not take this opportunity to get this DVD; it would make a wonderful Christmas gift for a fellow crafter.
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This weeks tutorial is perfect for people who love making hand made gifts for Christmas and they technique is versatile enough to be used for many different projects.
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.
Colouricious Christmas Blocks
It is just over 5 weeks until Christmas so if you have plans to make any gifts or decorations now is the time to get started. Colouricious has a wonderful range of Christmas blocks for printing. I am confident that you will be able to find some blocks that would be perfect for your Christmas Cards or table decorations.
We have a wonderful selection of Balzer Stencil Art Designs that have proved to be very popular with the Colouricious Club members. If you use stencils or are interested in learning how to use stencils on your block printing projects then this is the place to go.
We have some wonderful trips and tours lined up for 2015 and we would love for you to join us. Each trip will be unique and certainly be something to create memories that will last forever. Whilst there will be a significant crafting aspect to each of the tours, it is worth remembering that India and Vietnam have so much to offer the traveller, that even the non-crafter will still find plenty to see and do. The sights, sounds and smells of these countries will stick in your mind as we explore and see villagers at work. The holidays will appeal to photographers and anybody who is keen on exploring and seeing India and Vietnam.
Visit our Textiles Holidays page to see the trips we have already organised for next year. Booking forms can be downloaded from each holiday page and you can reserve your place.
Our Next Textile Show
Our last show of the year finished yesterday and we are now back home working on our crafting ideas and gifts for Christmas as well as deciding which shows to attend in 2015. We will let you know as soon as we have sorted out our calendar where you can come and see Colouricious in 2015.
Block Printing Workshops – More Workshops – Easier to Book!
To complement the email we have organised a Hand Stitch Embroidery workshop to be held in Amersham. You will get the chance to spend the day with me as we learn new hand embroidery techniques. The workshop will be run on:
Sunday 22nd February
If you are interested in attending this workshop then take a look at the Hand Stitch Embroidery Workshop page of our website. Click on the 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.
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