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Block Print your own Cards
An easy way to display your crafting skills
Card Making is probably the easiest way to show off your creative block printing skills. Home made cards are all the rage and are appreciated so much more than the shop bought versions. There are lots of ways to incorporate block printing into your cards, and we have a page on our website that shows you how to do it with a step by step video, presented by Julia Phillips who loves dyeing fabrics and block printing. You can watch it by clicking on the video below:
To personalise the cards you make, you will need some alphabet blocks and we have a wonderful selection of letters in different styles and sizes.
Join us in America
The Houston Quilt Festival is the biggest in the world!
At the end of October we are off to Houston to visit the Houston Quilt Show. This is the largest Quilt show in the world and we will be able to meet and talk to fellow quilters to discuss techniques and ideas. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet up other crafters and I am sure you will come away with lots of new ideas for your next crafting project. We will also have some time for some shopping as well! I cant think of a better way to spend 5 days; crafting, quilting with some shopping thrown in for good measure. Just watch the video below to get another taste of last years show, it look wonderful and I am really excited to be going.
If you would like to join us on this trip then head over to our website and download the booking form, we would to see you on the trip.
Block Printing Workshops
A wonderful way to learn as a group in my home.
I have organised 5 workshops to be run from my home in Amersham Buckinghamshire UK. They are on various different block printing skills that you have told me you would like to learn more about. I love the workshops as it gives me a chance to meet up with passionate stitchers and share the knowledge I have gained in various different textile techniques. The workshops are great fun and we all have a laugh and really enjoy ourselves. There are lots of great deals on offer to the people who come on the workshops as well, so they are excellent value for money.
If you are interested in joining us on any of the workshops, then go to our website and choose the workshop you would like to go to. We look forward to seeing you.
Remember that if you have entered our competition to win a textile holiday to India, you get a free workshop. Just email me your first and second choice and I will confirm which date you get. The places are on a first come first served basis so please do book asap!
A trip of a lifetime to explore tantalising textiles of India.
As well as our trip to Houston in October, we have a number of other holidays to India and Vietnam arranged for 2015 and 2016. These trips are wonderful and everybody that goes comes away with memories and pictures that will always be with them. Here are just a few of the many testimonials we have received from people who have been on Colouricious Textile holidays in the past.
One happy husband – Peter
” Dear Jamie, I should just like to thank you for making Lesleys’ trip to Jaipur so memorable. She was a little nervous before she set off, going that far away from home, but your arrangements and organisation were excellent. I understand that the itinerary was varied and very enjoyable and she just loved the Tuk-Tuk experience when traveling around. Coming home with so much fabric and unique printing stamps etc, took a long time to unpack, with a full explanation of each given to me as it came out of her case! I just know that she will want to repeat the trip someday! With many thanks again “
“Despite having always wished to visit India, nothing really prepared me for the wonderful experience of the Colouricious Orissan tribal textile tour. The tour exceeded my expectations in every possible way, India is a true assault on all senses, the scent, taste, sights and sounds were all more vivid than you could hope to imagine, it was a truly life changing adventure. We met some amazing and talented artists, were generously welcomed into homes and extremely privileged to experience tribal crafts in a fantastic landscape and in circumstances that few Westerners will ever experience.”
“Thank you so much for a wonderful trip it was more than I could have ever imagined. My mind is now able to take it all in & looking at all the wonderful photos everyone is putting up is jogging the memory!”
These are three comments from many people who have loved our trips, and many of them have enjoyed themselves so much that they have booked onto other trips to expand their experiences.
If you would like to join us on one of our amazing trips, then head over to our website, choose the tour you would like to go on and reserve your place by downloading the booking form and and sending it off to me. I assure you, the trip will exceed even your greatest expectations!
New stock will be shown here first.
I have just returned from a 3 week tour of Scotland and really enjoyed myself meeting Colouricious Club members, helping them and learning from them. I am now back in the office and have a mountain of new stock to get onto the shop. The Latest Arrivals section is where you will see these items first, so keep your eyes peeled as I will be starting to add new products this week! I am really excited about these new products and I am sure you will be too.