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Learn about Lutradur

Learn about Lutradur

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Lutradur is a non woven polyester material that has found its way into the crafting world. It is perfect for painting and printing on and dyeing. It can be stitched to your crafting projects or collaged and affixed with bondaweb. It lets you create some wonderful patterns and projects and adds depth and texture as well.

Lutradur Video

Colouricious can show you lots of different ways to use Lutradur in your next craft project and we have a page dedicated to this wonderful fabric on our website.

We have a number of videos showing popular crafters such as Ineke Berlyn actually using Lutradur. Our Lutradur DVD has proved to be very popular and is out of stock at the moment, however, you can still watch an excellent video of Ineke on our You Tube Channel.

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Vintage Stamps

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We have a range of vintage stamps on sale which are unique, one-off pieces. They are old blocks from India and were actually used by block printers in their former life.  If you are interested in a block that has a history then take a look at them here.


Gift Vouchers

Colouricious Gift Voucher

If you are still in need of some last minute Christmas presents then our gift vouchers are the perfect thing for you. They can be with you within three days and can be ordered right up until 22nd December. They can be used to buy any of the wonderful products we have on our website and would make the perfect Christmas gift for the crafters in your life. Check them out here.

Check out the Gift Vouchers here!


 

The Stencil Shop

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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.

Check out the video and our super selection


Textile Shows
The shows for 2014 have all finished now and we are planning our calendar for the 2015 shows. We will be updating our website and keeping you all informed of the shows we will be attending as soon as they are all confirmed.


Block Printing Workshops – More Workshops – Easier to Book!

Colouricious Workshop

If you are interested in making books, then we have the perfect workshop for you. Colouricious is organising two, day long courses in how to make your own book, combining the art of block printing to make book covers and patterned pages. You will spend the day learning how to block print papers and fabrics. Then you will transform these beautiful prints into fabulous books. In one day you will learn how to stitch together and create your own books using materials that you have produced yourself. Our courses are scheduled for:

Wednesday 7th January

Friday 16th January

If you are interested in attending this workshop then take a look at the Book Printing 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.


 

Seasons Greetings
This is our last newsletter before Christmas, so I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope the festive season will bring you lots of inspiration for all things crafting.

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Learn more Embroidery Stitches

Using different embroidery stitches can really make your textile craft projects stand out. There are a huge number of different stitches that you can do, and most embroidery sewing machines will be able to automatically stitch most of them. However, all is not lost if your machine doesn’t do many different stitches as several of them can be successfully completed manually if necessary.

Colouricious have several videos that you can watch to see how decorative embroidery stitches can be used to make your projects unique. You can watch them by visiting our Embroidery Library page on the Colouricious website.

Decorative Stitches Video

We also have a super DVD that covers lots of embroidery stitches. 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.


Colouricious Tutorials

We are running a series tutorials in the News section of our website. We show a video and then clear written instructions for you to follow. You can see the first two tutorials we have completed by clicking the links below.

Block Printing for Book Making

Make your own Felt Flowers

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.


Latest Colouricious Arrivals

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The Latest Arrivals section of our website is now full of all of our new blocks that have arrived in time for Christmas. If you saw our Hen Party email you will also know that we have also just got in some lovely sewing patterns that you can use your block printed fabric to make some beautiful hens. If you make Molly, Polly or Charlie Chicken then please send us some pictures; we would love to see your creations.

Check out the latest arrivals!


The Stencil Shop

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We are growing our Stencil offering everyday with lots of new stencils available. We now have seven different Stencil categories and are very confident that we will have the perfect stencil for you.

Check out the video and our super selection


Colouricious Holidays

We have been able to confirm and set up two additional holidays to Vietnam for 2015. Booking and Reservation forms can be found on our website. This holiday was particularly popular when we first introduced it, so we are sure these extra dates will fill up quickly. We will be starting in Hanoi and then over 15 days we will travel south down the east coast exploring many of the different aspects of this wonderful Country. We will be staying in an eco lodge, exploring the hill top villages of the Hmong tribe, touching on the history of the Vietnam war and getting a chance to see and photograph some wonderful sites. Textiles, their use and methods of manufacture will also be a focus of the trip.  If this tour sounds of interest and you would like to explore Vietnam, then head over to our Vietnam Holiday page, download the booking form and get your place reserved.

If would like to come to India in December 2014 to take part in several block printing workshops, with real Indian printers, there is now only one place left. You will be taking part in 2 block printing workshops, one in a factory in Jaipur and one in a rural village, to compare the contrast. You will also be taking part in a Dabu Printing Workshop – where you will actually print your own fabric using mud (!) and wooden printing blocks. You will then Indigo dye your fabric, which you get to bring home with you. Fabulous fun! For fuller details, see our Block Printing Holiday in Jaipur. This particular holiday is perfect if you are a person who loves to keep busy doing, learning and playing.
Have a look at the lovely hotel we will be staying at during our holiday in Jaipur. This link is not broken but can only be accessed if you are on Facebook.

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Colouricious Holidays


Our Next Textile Show

Our very last textile event of the year is going to be at the most fabulous show Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show which open 20-23rd November. If you can make it to this show then we would be delighted to see you. We will have all our Christmas stock on show which will definitely give you some more ideas and inspiration for your textile art.


Block Printing Workshops

Colouricious Workshop

We have had the most wonderful year teaching block printing workshops to quilting and embroidery groups across the UK, America & Europe. We are now accepting bookings for 2015/2016. If you would like your group to learn how to design their own fabrics for their quilting, embroidery and sewing projects, please do phone us to arrange the date.  Best to phone as that way we can arrange the date without endless emails going backwards and forwards! My number is 01494 721 471. I am very happy to travel far and wide to share my love for block printing.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Bead Textile Art – Embroidery – Sewing Projects

Eliza McClelland is a textile artist who loves to teach bead textile art and embroidery. Her hand bead embroidery designs based on cross stitch designs are quick and easy to learn. These photos show you beadwork on canvas and the stunning pieces you can create using your own scrap fabric. Using your canvas, you can use beadwork for clothes and motifs on canvas for jeans using your old broken necklaces, earrings or old jewellery. The cross stitching techniques are free and easy too for beadwork beginners who if inspired will learn how about texture in beadwork and the shades of colour Eliza McClelland uses in her work. She has been inspired in her work by designs such as stained glass windows and you can build on this inspiration too for your textile art and beading projects.
You can catch up with her at many of the craft shows in the UK where she sells cross stitch bead kits

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Bead Embroidery – Sewing Crafts – Sewing Projects
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Eliza loves to give lectures about her hand embroidery art textiles as well as textile workshops. Contact her directly at
elizamcc@gmail.com to book Eliza for a talk and or teach a bead embroidery workshop.

To see more textile techniques with embroidery go to the Colouricious website

Group Block Printing – Level 2

Use Wooden Printing Blocks to Lean Printmaking Techniqes for Fabric Design

This one day course is designed for those who have attended our level 1 block printing course and are still eager for more inspiration and to further their block printing skills (not a prerequisite but preferable). It is suitable for anyone with a creative mind, but especially mixed media craters, people who love creative textiles, students, designers and passionate patch workers, quilters & embroiderery groups and guilds.

Throughout the day on your workshop, your group will expand their textile printmaking techniques with masking and layering to create even more stunning fabric designs. A busy structured learning day to open doors to creativity.

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Information on our Block Printing Workshop

To book your group workshop please contact Jamie Malden at colouricious@me.com. Alternatively you can call her on 01494721471. Please have a few dates in mind as these days get booked up quickly!

There is a minimum class size of 8, and a maximum of 20.

You will be taught by Jamie Malden MA B Ed Hons, from Colouricious, from 10am to around 4pm. 

The workshop costs £25 per person, with no extras so it includes all use of fabric paints, fabrics, wooden printing blocks, other materials and petrol. Therefore there is no need to bring any else except an apron, an open mind and smiles.

Crafts For Kids – Block Printing – Textile Art

A great project for the children is the ancient art of Block Printing. It is a great craft project and simple for the little ones get started, see what these guys got up to when Block Printing with Colouricious Wooden Printing Blocks! It is a simple and easy method for kids! The fun activity enables children to express their artistic flare and imagination, whilst giving them an easy task.

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Check our Block Printing Kids Kit that are currently on SALE. Great way to get the kids started onto craft activities with this set.


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