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Use some wonderful embroidery threads
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 have organised a Hand Stitched Embroidery Workshop on Sunday 22nd February. This is the perfect way to either introduce yourself to Hand Embroidery or to perfect your current skill levels. Places are limited, but if you are interested in this workshop you can reserve your place by clicking the link below and going to the booking tab.
We also 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.
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.
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.
Colouricious Christmas Blocks
It is just over 7 weeks until Christmas so if you have plans to make any gifts or decorations now is the time to get started. Colouricious has a wonderful range of Christmas blocks for printing. I am confident that you will be able to find some blocks that would be perfect for your Christmas Cards or table decorations.
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.
In April next year we will be travelling to South Odisha for a tour visiting some remote tribal villages on the East coast of India. This tour is a rare opportunity to get the chance to visit indigenous people in their heritage villages making their crafts for their livelihood. This 13 day tour will be spectacular and memorable and is certainly not to be missed.
If the idea of this trip has whetted your appetite for the East coast of India, you can link up this trip with the Embroidery Heritage Textile Tour that we are running at the end of March. The two trips are designed to be linked together so some lucky people will get the chance to get two wonderful trips in the same holiday. I told you all about this tour last week, but if you want to read up some more then visit our website where you will find the full itinerary.
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.
If you want to learn more about sewing shisha mirrors onto fabric, then we have the perfect workshop for you! We have set up a workshop to cover exactly this topic on:
Thursday 8th January and
Saturday 17th January
You will learn how to sew on these small Indian mirrors onto block printed fabrics and how to combine the embroidery threads and beads to make your crafting projects totally unique. This will be a wonderful day and I would love to see you there.
If you are interested in attending this workshops then take a look at the Sewing Shisha Mirrors 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.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!