Block printing specialists - online craft supplies, workshops & textile holidays
Learning when to use the right embroidery stitch is important to show your crafting project off.
Lucy Garvin is a 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.
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 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.
We have just posted our newest tutorial on how to make your own fabric necklace. This would make a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one. 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.
Latest Colouricious Arrivals
We have updated our Latest Arrivals page in the last couple of days and we now have shells, trees and jellyfish blocks for you to see. We also have some lovely gifts for Silk Painters which would be perfect for Christmas.
The Stencil Shop
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.
At the end of March, 2015 we are off to West Bengal for an Embroidery Heritage Textile Tour. We will be exploring the Indian traditional techniques of block printing, kantha embroidery and textiles, and many more truly unique experiences. This holiday is already over half full so there are not many spaces left, so if this tour is of interest then please get in contact with us using the booking forms to reserve your place.
The highlight of the trip will be a visit to the village of Katna where you will take part in a Kantha weaving workshop. Kantha holds a very special place within the village life in Katna. In Katna, you will enjoy a workshop on Kantha weaving. The process of Kantha work goes in a way that the new fabric to be used for the top and the bottom layers of the Kantha is first cut and then stitched according to the desired size. The bottom layer is spread on the floor and ironed. A second layer of soft white cloth is spread on top of it. A third layer of fabric is spread on top and all the three layers are secured together by long running stiches. Thread colours are selected for the quilting work and this is followed by embroidery work. Once the embroidery work is finished, the extra fabric is cut off from the sides to get a straight edge and a piping in matching colour is stitched along the edge for the finish and the label is added. The Kanthas are washed and ironed and are ready.
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 – More Workshops – Easier to Book!
We are delighted to let you know that we are expanding the number of workshops we are going to run next year. We have already scheduled about a dozen workshops so far for January and February. If you are interested in attending one of our workshops then take a look at the Workshop page of our website. Each course has a 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. Our first workshop is a Creative Block Printing Workshop to be held on Tuesday 6th January. We would love to see you there!
Learn, Create, Be Happy!