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Surface Decoration Techniques

Surface Decoration Techniques

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Getting an appealing decoration to the surface of the fabrics that you use in your craft project will really make it stand out. There are lots of different ways to get a decorative pattern. You can use our wonderful wooden blocks to create a unique pattern, or perhaps you could try just painting directly onto the fabric, or maybe blend and merge fabrics to create your decoration.

Click on the picture below to see Marilyn Pipe use Lutradur to create a unique surface decoration.

Surface Design Video

Colouricious has lots of very creative ideas when it comes to surface design and embellishments We have a wonderful double set of embellishing videos fwhich shows you how to use techniques that you will be able to master to bring your projects to life every time. The DVDs are on sale as a double pack for £9 which is just like buying one DVD and getting the second free.

Click on the videos below to be taken to our website.

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Our carvers have been very busy over the last few months creating new designs and styles that we have commissioned. The first blocks are ready and we are delighted to have them up on our website now ready for you to buy.

Avalon Celtic Designs

Avalon Celtic Designs

Intricate designs that would look perfect as a highlight or background design.

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Iona Blocks

 

Iona Blocks

The Scottish Islands are deeply linked with Celtic history and design and these blocks would not look out of place on the lovely island.

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Jura Blocks

Jura Blocks

A beautiful set of Celtic designs. Block carvings that would create lovely bold colours and designs.

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Lindesfarne Blocks

Lindesfarne Blocks

This island off the North East coast of England has relics and artefacts that are deeply linked to Celtic folklore. These blocks are lovely examples of these designs and styles.

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These are lovely sets and we are really proud and excited to have them in stock. We also have a couple of gorgeous heart designs; a Love Knot and a Celtic Heart as well, so I am sure you will find something that will be perfect for your next project.


 

Colouricious Holidays

Colouricious Holidays

We are constantly adding to the wonderful holidays that Colouricious are planning. Our holidays are very popular and the people who join us are always keen to let us know how much they have enjoyed their trip with us. Many also book to go with us on other trips as they expand their horizons of where to travel to.

We have a spectacular trip organised to Gujarat in October this year. In this 13 day trip you will get to explore the Gujarati region of India taking in sights and sounds as well as visiting workshops and seeing how the villagers design and create their beautiful textiles.

The region of Gujarat is also the home of the world famous Kite Festival of Uttarayan. Made famous in books such as The Kite Runner, The Kite Festival is a uniquely Gujarati phenomenon, when the skies over most cities of the state fill with kites from before dawn until well after dark. The festival marks the days in the Hindu calendar when winter begins turning to summer, known as Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. On what is usually a bright warm sunny day with brisk breezes to lift the kites aloft, across the state almost all normal activity is shut down and everyone takes to the rooftops and roadways to fly kites and compete with their neighbors. We will be able to see the start of the Kite production in the streets of Ahmedabad.

If you would like to join us on this fantastic trip, then head over to our website and reserve your place.

Textile Tour of Gujarat

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We have one remaining space left on our trip to Kashmir in July this year. It is sharing in a twin room, so if you would like to grab the last space on what will be a spectacular trip where you will literally be able to see the top of the word, then go to our website and reserve the last spot. This really will be first come first served as there are no spaces left once this one has been taken.


Competition Time

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We have only just launched our competition, but we have already had a number of entries from people who are keen to either win a trip to India or £1,000 cash. To enter the competition, all you have to do is purchase a set of our Competition blocks and you will get a free entry into the draw. We are adding new sets to the competition all the time, so keep your eye on our Competition Page and buy the set you like the most.

The draw will take place on Saturday 13th August at The Festival of Quilts.

Remember – You have to be in it to win it!


 

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Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Block Printing Hearts – Heart Art – Love Craft Ideas

Block Printing Hearts on to your fabric or paper is the perfect heart art activity for you to get started on this valentines day! You can print these on fabrics to create great pieces or your paper to create cards and much more.

 

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See more heart art here at Colouricious.

Wonderful Rogan Art

Wonderful Rogan Art

Rogan Art

You can be excused if you have never heard of Rogan Art before as it is only practiced in the Kutch district in the Gugurat region of Western India. Rogan Art involves the painting of a castor oil-like paint onto silk fabric and then dyed with natural paints. The designs are intricate and detailed and can take many hours of painstaking work to complete.
Given the scarcity of Rogan Art (it isn’t even that well known in India) it is not something you will see very often on crafting sites but we do have a page on the Colouricious site that is dedicated to Rogan Art and show you some of the wonderful designs that can be created using it.

Click on the picture below to see our fantastic gallery of Rogan Art

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We are planning to see this textile art first hand during our textile holiday to Gujarat, that is available for booking now! So if you love this style of hand painting textile – Rogan Art then do come with us to see this for yourself in Gujarat which in in the Western Region of India. You can travel independently (advisable for our American & Australian guests), and join the group in Ahmadabad. Come by yourself and meet like minded ladies, come with a friend/sister/neighbour/mother/daughter – the more the merrier! We have a wonderful guide called Gulam who specialises in this region so you will have top quality experiences, with me as your host too!


 

An exciting year for Colouricious Holidays

Colouricious Holidays

We are really excited about the up coming months as we have some wonderful trips and tours planned. The Luxury Holiday in March in fully booked as is the Creative Jaipur in September. We are repeating that trip again in January 2017 so you do not miss out!

Our visit to Kashmir in July has really caught your attention as it is a wonderful region to visit with lots of fantastic scenery as well as lots of textile art and crafts to see and do. We have incorporated the Hemis Festival as well into the trip so there really is something for everyone on this tour. There is now only a handful of places left after we mentioned it in last weeks newsletter, so if you don’t want to miss out, then reserve your place now. You will go to places and see amazing sights that you never knew existed!

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In the Rogan Art section we mentioned about our trip to Gujurat in October. We will be incorporating lots into this 14 day trip including workshops incorporating silk weaving and bead work, screen and block printing, yarn dyeing, and several others that we know you will really enjoy. We will also be attended a shisha embroidery class which is my personal favourite activity!

The western region of India has a very deep history of tradition and culture and they use embroidery and shisha mirrors in a lot of their crafts. This will be a super trip to go on and we would love for you to join us.

If you are interested in this tour of Gujurat, then visit our website and use our online booking form to reserve your place.

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Beautiful Gift Sets

You will love the new gorgeous wooden block sets that would be super to use for some of your Spring craft projects. They are crammed packed full of blocks of all shapes and sizes, and some also have sets of fabric paint as well, so you really are getting a craft project in a box! Because each block is hand carved, we have a limited number of each set, so if one or more of these catch your eye, then get over to our website and make your purchase to make sure you get your wish!

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Dragonfly Garden

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Floral Woodland

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Indian Summer

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Just click on the set you want and we will get it sent out to you as quickly as we can.

Happy Block Printing!


 

Please spread the Colouricious word

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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

Use some wonderful embroidery threads

Use some wonderful embroidery threads

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Using the right embroidery thread on your textile craft project can really make it stand out and look fabulous. There are so many different threads to choose from it is important you get the right colour and type of thread for your project.

Colouricious has a page on its website dedicated to embroidery threads covering many different types of threads including D Twist, Accent, Spaghetti, Mirage and Spotlite. We have videos for each of these threads explaining the best way to use them in a machine with the best settings to avoid snags or thread breakages. If you specialise in embroidery on your craft projects, this page is well worth a visit.

Colouricious - Embroidery Threads

We have a super DVD that covers lots of aspects of embroidery.Creative Free Embroidery with Gina Ferrari is an easy to follow DVD that covers lots of different stitches in clear and concise chapters. If you are interested in this DVD then you can find more details about it on our website where you can make your purchase.

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This is our first newsletter of December and in the tradition of the season, the rest of this newsletter is unashamedly very festive. We love Christmas and crafting offers us lots of different ways to make our Christmas very unique and we want to share some of them with you.


 

Christmas Tutorial

Bauble Video

Our newest tutorial is how to make a Christmas Bauble. This would be the perfect thing to do with children and it would be wonderful to be able to decorate your Christmas Tree entirely with hand made decorations. You can see this tutorials by clicking the link below.
How to a Christmas Bauble
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.


 

Ideas for Christmas

Colouricious Gift Voucher

Gift Vouchers

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Silk Painting Kit

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Gelli Plates

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DVDs


 

Christmas Wooden Blocks

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We have many wooden blocks with a Christmas theme to them. There are lots of different ways you can use them to really make your gifts, cards and wrapping paper totally unique. We have Christmas Trees, Snowflakes and even a Nativity Scene. You can also mix your blocks with some lovely Christmas Stencils to really add a special touch. Take a look at the Christmas blocks we have here.


 

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kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious
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Altered Textile Art – Fabric for Quilting

Altered Textile Art – Fabric for Quilting

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Would you like to create your own quilt ? You can design your fabric by using Colouricious fabric paint and wooden printing blocks for this project.

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