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7 steps for Fabric Dyeing | Washing Machine Edition

Fabric Dyeing Techniques – How To Dye Your Own Fabric Using A Washing Machine

Fabric dyeing can be fun and easy! Just let us show you how  In this easy to follow guide Colouricious can show you the 7 easy steps to dyeing your own fabric using a washing machine! How fun!

These are the steps broken down:

  1. Step one – Put your chosen fabrics in the washing machin
  2. Pour the dye into the drum with the fabric Add 500g of normal Salt straight into the drum
  3. Set the machine at 40 degrees WITHOUT washing powder
  4. When finished, wash the fabric again to rinse it.
  5. Either tumble dry or hang it up to dry. Completely up to you!
  6.  Iron your materials.

After you follow this guide you can start to have fun with your fabric. Enjoy printing onto and playing with your fabrics to create your own fun masterpieces. The possibilities are endless. For example, how about some aztec inspired dyed aprons and bags!

If you’re looking for some inspiration here are some fun dyed fabrics we like:

Take more inpiration from our website by looking at our textile techniques by clicking here! 

Happy fabric dyeing!

Mojari Shoes | Indian Textiles | Textile Holidays

Mojari Shoes

Mojari shoes are named after the traditional decorated shoes of Rajasthan, Mojari is a market that helps rural leatherworkers, traditionally among the poorest members of society. A wide variety of footwear is available, showcasing some of the best of textiles of India, including embroidered, appliquéd and open-toed shoes, mules and sandals. There’s especially a wide variety of choice for women, plus a small selection of handmade leather bags and purses.

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The V&A are doing a fabulous display of the fabric of India for a limited time from 3/10/15 – 10/1/16 showcasing the best of Indian textiles.

Everyone who is interested in textile design and the fabric of India have to come on our Colouricious textile holiday to Jaipur.

We also offer several other Colouricious textile tours and holidays to India.

Diwali | India Holiday Packages

Diwali – India Holiday Packages

Come and visit Rajasthan during the amazing festival of Diwali with us on our India holiday packages where we go on a spectacular textile tour!

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Jaipur Palace Diwali

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world – although it is not exclusively celebrated by people of these religions – many other people join in on the festivities too! The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, and is the most exciting of all Indian festivals!

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This favourite festival of Indians commences every year on the dark nights of Diwali with the sound of firecrackers. Homes are decorated beautifully, tasty sweets are distributed by everyone and thousands of colourful lamps are lit to create a world of fantasy. Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important. It is enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, its magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity, which you will be able to experience on our textile tours. 

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The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance, although the actual legends that go with the festival are different in different parts of India: in northern India (including Rajasthan) and elsewhere, Diwali celebrates Rama’s return from fourteen years of exile to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his subsequent coronation as king. Whatever may be the fables and legends behind the celebrations of Diwali, all people exchange sweets, wear new clothes and buy jewellery. You are sure to be impressed if you come on our Colouricious textile tour of Rajasthan.

Learn more about Diwali

Come on our Colouricious textile holiday to Rajasthan to experience the fabulous festival of Diwali!

Explore our other available fabulous Colouricious textile holidays.

Golden Triangle India – Barmer

Golden Triangle India – Barmer

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Camel Riding, Thar Desert

Barmer is the second largest district of Rajasthan, and a part of the Thar Desert, otherwise known as the Great Indian Desert, within the Golden Triangle India.

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Barmer on a map of Rajasthan

Similarly to all the other districts in the Thar desert region, Barmer is famous for its folk music and dance, and arts and crafts products.

The city is well known for its fabulous wood carvings, carved wooden furniture and magnificent hand block printed textiles. Sadat Bazaar is the main centre for buying embroidered clothes as well as carpets, pottery, intricate embroidered fabric and pouches, rugs, blankets and shawls , and will be an exciting spot for you if you come on our Colouricious textile tours in the Golden Triangle.

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Come on our Colouricious textile holiday to Rajasthan to discover and explore the amazing area of Barmer!

Explore our other available Colouricious textile holidays.

Learn more about Barmer

Learn how to Thread Paint

Win a Colouricious Textile Holiday to India

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Colouricious are delighted to announce that you can win a

COLOURICIOUS TEXTILE TRIP TO INDIA

in our wonderful new competition. Enter today – you gotta be in it to win it! Just go onto our competition page and choose which set of blocks you want to buy and you will be automatically entered into the competition. It is a fantastic way to join us on one of our super textile tours. Quick, easy and simple to do.

GOOD LUCK!

Click here to enter our Competition

 


Learn Thread Painting

Thread-Painting

Thread Painting is a special way to adorn and embellish you textile craft project. In effect, you are “painting on” images and designs onto your project. There are no set rules, just let your imagination go and “thread paint” away! Just treat your threads as paints and you will have a wonderful time adding that final unique touch to every project you make.

Whilst thread painting may look a challenge, it really isn’t. There are no special skills required and best of all no special sewing machine or any other tools are needed. Set your sewing machine up and get started. We have lots of wonderful videos showing you how to get started with Thread Painting. Go over to our website to watch them to understand more.

Click on the picture below to see all our videos on how to Thread Paint.

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Lucy Garvin from Canada is a talented self-taught artist whose curiosity and passion for sewing, embellishing and anything fabric or fibre related, has led her to explore almost every technique worked with a threaded needle, both hand and machine. Lucy shares her passion for  hand and machine embellishment techniques through teaching.

The Colouricious  Creative Free Machine Embroidery DVD also has some fantastic ideas to help you learn thread painting and Gina Ferrari is as passionate as Lucy Garvin about this technique. You can buy this DVD by clicking on the image below and you will be taken to learn more about Creative Machine Embroidery. Thread painting is also called Free Motion Stitching and Free Machine Embroidery.

Click on the videos below to be taken to more of these textile techniques.
Creative Free Machine Embroidery

 

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Colouricious Textile Holidays

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In November here will be  another Colouricious Textile Tour of Rajasthan  Last year’s trip was very popular and we have now confirmed the dates for this year as 7th – 20th November 2015. If you are interested in visiting this wonderful region of India then do not wait, visit our website and download the booking forms to reserve your place.

This is what Linda thought of the trip last year:

Dear Jamie and the whole team, just wanted to take a few moments to say thank you the holiday was more than I could have imagined in every way the hotels the transport the visits to cities and villages the range of textiles we saw, and those that we had the opportunity to try our hand at. I was speechless from day one (not true I had a lot to say) the sights the sounds and smells and nor forgetting the company of the group all of whom shared a common interest . Oh dear, it was all amazing and also life changing in so many ways, thank you all for your superb organisation and sharing your love of textiles and India……………….I will be back

Regards Linda
click the video below to see more wonderful textile workshops
during the craft tour of Rajasthan

Rajasthan Video

Have a look at all the Colouricious textile holidays to India & Vietnam

Colouricious Holidays


 

Come and See Us

Olympia London UK
5th – 8th March 2015
We will be demonstrating block printing so come along and see how easy and creative this textile technique is. We will also have a huge selection of blocks, paints and more for you to purchase.

Knitting Stitching Show

Our stand number is G64. If you whisper “Jaipur” in our ears and jump up and down we will give you 10% off your purchases that day made at the show. Look forward to meeting you!


 

New Stencils in Stock

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We have just got into stock some lovely new stencils that are proving to be very popular. Our range of stencils are growing very quickly as we see just how keen you all are to buy them. If using stencils plays a big part in your crafting projects our you are interested in starting out with these wonderful stencil designs, then go over to our website to check them all out.


 

Gifts
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Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
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We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher
Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile Holidays
Colouricious Textile Holidays
There are a number of
wonderful holidays
for you in 2015.
Check them out here

 

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Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

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