Block printing specialists - online craft supplies, workshops & textile holidays

Tag Archives: arts and crafts

Hotels in Jaipur the Alsisar Haveli

Hotels Jaipur

Block Printing with Colouricious Holidays

Come on a wonderful block printing holiday to Jaipur. 

If you love arts and crafts, then you will I am sure, love to learn how to block print your own fabric. The art of block printing is an ancient Indian form of fabric printing using hand carved Indian wooden printing blocks. Block printed fabric has been produced in Jaipur for hundreds of years and is still very much a wonderful technique for fabric printing. Colouricious Holidays specialise in teaching their guests how to block print and we love to stay in wonderful hotels to make the whole holiday experience really wonderful. One of our absolute favourite hotels is called the Alisisar Hotel, which is actually a haveli. Haveli means a house built in a quadrant with a courtyard in the middle. This haveli belongs to a family who have 3 palaces and this particular haveli is their town house which they have converted into a gorgeous hotel. Have a little walk around this haveli to see how beautiful the accommodation is…

Hotels in Jaipur – Colouricious Block printing holiday

As you can imagine, it gets quite hot in India, so our guests really enjoyed the magnificent swimming pool at this haveli. The building is cream in colour and retains many of the original features that were enjoyed by their predecessors. Obviously the pool is new but really adds a special attraction to this hotel. Not only is the building beautiful but must say how lovely the staff are too. The food is truly delicious and luckily is made for the western market, i.e. not too spicy.

During the day our guests are off learning how to block print in authentic factories, with real printers using wooden printing blocks and at the end of a busy day, what a treat to come back to the Alsisar Haveli – one of our favourite hotels in Jaipur.

Come on a Colouricious Holiday and stay here with us!

 

Discover more about this wonderful block printing holiday to Jaipur.

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.

 

block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art

hearts-block-printing-craft-ideas heart-printing-heart-art-craft-ideas heart-designs-wooden-printing-blocks heart-art-love-craft-ideas

block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art
block-printing-craft-ideas-craft-art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more heart art here at Colouricious.

Altered Textile Art – Fabric for Quilting

Altered Textile Art – Fabric for Quilting

textile-art-fabric-quilting-art-and-craft  textile-art-fabric-quilting-arts-and-crafts  textile-art-fabric-quilting-arts  textile-art-fabric-quilting-block-print  textile-art-fabric-quilting-block-printing-art  textile-art-fabric-quilting-block-printing-designs  textile-art-fabric-quilting-block-printing-on-fabric  textile-art-fabric-quilting-block-printing-technique  textile-art-fabric-quilting-block-printing-techniques  textile-art-fabric-quilting-block-printing  textile-art-fabric-quilting-craft-ideas  textile-art-fabric-quilting-craft-projects  textile-art-fabric-quilting-craft-stamps  textile-art-fabric-quilting-craft-supplies  textile-art-fabric-quilting-design-your-own-fabric  textile-art-fabric-quilting-design  textile-art-fabric-quilting-fabric-design  textile-art-fabric-quilting-fabric-paint  textile-art-fabric-quilting-fabric-paints  textile-art-fabric-quilting-fabric-printing  textile-art-fabric-quilting-fabric-stamping  textile-art-fabric-quilting-how-to-paint-fabric  textile-art-fabric-quilting-printing-fabric  textile-art-fabric-quilting-printing-on-fabric  textile-art-fabric-quilting-printing-technique  textile-art-fabric-quilting-printing-techniques  textile-art-fabric-quilting-textile-paint  textile-art-fabric-quilting-textile-paints  textile-art-fabric-quilting-textile-printing-technique  textile-art-fabric-quilting-textile-techniques  textile-art-fabric-quilting-textiles-printing-techniques  textile-art-fabric-quilting-textiles-technique  textile-art-fabric-quilting-textiles  textile-art-fabric-quilting-wood-stamp  textile-art-fabric-quilting-wood-stamps-art  textile-art-fabric-quilting-wood-stamps  textile-art-fabric-quilting-wooden-printing-block  textile-art-fabric-quilting-wooden-printing-blocks

 

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.

For more ars and crafts ideas, join the Colouricious Club.

Textile workshop holiday

Textile Workshop Holiday

Our textile workshop holiday tour to southern India will take you to an amazing range of locations where you will get to learn all about textile design and production. From embroidery to silk weaving this trip is a must for every textile enthusiast.

kerala-textile-holiday

The textile workshop holiday tour takes you across Southern India to some of the hot spots of Indian fabric productions, and you will even get the chance to go on a block printing workshop. As well as seeing the amazing array of fabrics and printing techniques in southern India you will be able to go to Shore temple, on our own Mahabalipuram tour! This will let you into another fabulous and beautiful part of Indian culture.

south-india-tour
Colouricious textile tour route

Textiles are very important in southern Indian culture, textiles are considered to be one of the highest form of art and spiritual expression. The knowledge and skills required to create these textiles have been passed down through generations. This tour provides opportunity to explore and experience various kind of textile weaving and handicrafts. 

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to see weaving up close! Everyone who loves textile art will love this textile tour!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!

Mahabalipuram Tour Package

Mahabalipuram Tour Package

mahabalipuram-tourism

On our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India, take you on a Mahabalipuram tour, including a guide of the Shore Temple.

The Shore Temple was built in 700–728 AD. It got its name because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a temple built with blocks of granite. At the time of its creation, the village was a busy port. It is one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India. It is situated in Mahabalipuram, Southern India.

shore-temple-mahabalipuram
The Shore Temple on a map

Our Mahabalipuram tour package means you will be able to visit the amazing Shore temple and Bas relief carvings. We also take you to a number of other locations in southern India, showing you an amazing array of textile printing and production techniques.

Our Mahabalipuram tour package adds even more excitement to our Colouricious Southern India Textile tour and will introduce you to another aspect of Indian culture and design.

Learn more about the Shore Temple.

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to come on our Mahabalipuram tour! Everyone who loves textile art will love this tour!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!


Contact Us
close slider