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Make Bank Holiday Monday a Block Printing Day
Next Monday is a holiday for us in the UK, so why not get yourself prepared and clear the decks to make Bank Holiday Monday a Block Printing Craft Day. We have loads of fantastic sets of wooden blocks you can purchase and hundreds of wonderful videos to inspire you and get the creative juices flowing. Just get yourself prepared, organise a space you can work in and spend the rest of the week planning what you want to make, get your orders in nice and early with us so we can make sure everything arrives in time, and then you are all ready for the big day!
Don’t forget that we have two fantastic sales on at the moment. You can choose sets from our Celtic Celebration offer where you get one set of blocks free if you purchase two sets; or our May Day Special where you can put together a combination of blocks and paints and get a stencil and some printing mats for free. The May Day Special would be perfect for Block Printing Craft Day as it really is an offer to get you up and running as soon as the set arrives. All you need is some space and an idea!
Whatever you choose to do, have fun on the day and enjoy your block printing.
PS. Regular visitors will notice a couple of changes are being made to our website, as we tweak the way we present our navigation and try to make it easier for visitors to find the products they are looking for. As always, we are interested in your thoughts, so please feel free to contact us to let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions.
PPS. Some of you will know that we have been copying the DVDs that have been out of stock for people who wanted them. We have now been able to configure an option where you can now download these DVDs. If you are interested in any of the older DVDs that used to be available like the Talking Threads series, then head over to our DVD & Downloads page where you will be able to order and download them all.
World Textiles at your finger tips
Here in the UK we are lucky enough to have a fabulous modern magazine called Today’s Quilter. In Issue 9 which has just come out, there is a free colour supplement called World Textiles where the journalist Jane Rae has researched and presented a discovery of stunning fabric around the globe. And guess what … on page 21 there is an article about our Colouricious Block Printing Holidays explaining the back ground to Colouricious Block Printing. Meet the experts and appreciate the traditional skills of block making. The joy of the 21st technology is that you have a choice of either buying a copy of this fabulous magazine across the UK or you can subscribe to Today’s Quilter magazine on line. Either way is is well worth a read as you will learn so much about textiles around the world.
Win £1,000 or a trip to India
If you would like the chance to win a place on one of our Indian holidays or alternatively £1,000 cash, then why not enter the Colouricious Competition. Just go to our competition page and pick a set of blocks that you like and make your purchase. You will be entered into the competition, with one entry for every competition set of blocks you buy. We are adding new sets all the time, so keep an eye on the competition page and get your set to be in with a chance of winning a holiday of a lifetime.
Holidays filling up quickly
Last week we announced that two new holidays had been organised. As we expected both the second trip to Japan in May 2017 and the March 2017 trip to Jaipur have proved to be extremely popular, and places are quickly filling up. If you are thinking about joining us on either of these trips then it will be important that you get your reservation in with us as soon as you can. We still have places available for both trips, but we are strictly limited on numbers (especially for the Arts of Japan tour), and we would hate for you to miss out. If you do decide you want to come with us, then head over to the holiday reservation page, fill in the form and send it over to us. We look forward to seeing you.
Our paint comes in all sizes and colours
The sets of fabric paint we sell prove to be very popular as they give you a nice taster of a range of colours to use for your craft projects.However, many of our more prolific crafters prefer the opportunity to buy bigger quantities of specific colours and they look to our larger 200ml bottles to meet their requirements.
We carry a range of approximately 50 different colours in the larger bottles, so you can build up a wonderful palette of colours to use for your crafting projects. From Baby Blue to Bengali Rose, from Fluorescent Red to Golden Yellow, I am sure there will be a colour that is exactly what you are looking for.
Head over to the Colouricious fabric paint page of our website to see all the different colours you can choose from.
We have taken delivery of some new sizes of Gelli Plates including the large 12″ x 14″ and the 8″ round. We also added some very interesting edge printing tools as well. they come in a set of three with either a square or rounded edge. Take a look at the video below to see the exciting and intricate designs you can create using them.
Be inspired by the following video on how to use gelli combs …
I have just got back from the Malvern Quilt show. It was a great success and I really enjoyed meeting so many Colouricious Club members. It was great to see you all and share crafting tips and ideas. My next show will be the big Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham. This show is in August so I will be telling you more about it a bit closer to the time.
In the meantime though…
Learn, Create, Be Happy!