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Design your Surfaces Using Fabric Scraps – Textile design

Textile Art – Creating Designed Surfaces  Using Fabric Scraps – Jamie Malden

Sometimes, after you’ve finished your designs, you can be left with some seemingly useless bits and bobs; things like thread or bits of fabric. This does not need to go to waste! Why not design your surfaces by turning the scraps into a masterpiece? You can put it on bags, notebooks and much more!

How to

All you need to do is take what you have left after a project, place them on your chosen canvas under a piece of organza and sew it down. There can be method to your madness or you can place your bits and bobs randomly. It really is up to you!

What we think of the surface designs

Embroidered stitches on top of this can create some beautiful textures and really bring the piece together. You can add flowers or follow the shapes of the underneath design. Whatever you think looks best.

Something really unique is turning your old scraps into wash bags! You can never have too many wash bags, they always come in handy. Just by adding some waterproof material to the inside you can create a vibrant, fun little piece which is very convenient and useful.

You would never have guessed that the fabric and thread was originally destined for the bin! It adds style and fun to your designs. Plus, it also saves a lot of waste! We like the colour aspect of it all. Plus, we love the idea that no two pieces will ever come out exactly same. You can really use this as a means to experiment with shapes, styles and colour.

What you need and Final Notes!

Lastly, we’d like to say we think it’s super easy and fun to create. All you need is some old scraps, some organza, a sewing machine and a little bit of a time!

Want more design inspiration for your surfaces? Press here!

Look at our Pinterest to find more inspiration by clicking here! 


Win a Textile Holiday to India

Win a Colouricious Textile Holiday to India

We are very excited to invite you to win a holiday to India. So often, when we are out at quilt shows or teaching at workshops, we hear you say “how I wish I could go to India”, or “this is my dream holiday, but I cannot afford it”. Well now we are offering you a quick, easy and simple way of winning your perfect holiday. All you have to do is purchase one or more competition sets of wooden printing blocks and your name will be entered into our prize draw. There are many other prizes too. Read more details on how to enter. For every set you buy you get another entry. If you send us photos of what you print, we will enter you in again! So you can increase your chances of coming on a choice of three holidays. If you have already booked on any of the winning holidays and you happen to win, then you will get a full refund of payments made! The holiday starts from Heathrow London, UK.

Read the full details of this Colouricious Competition

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The Talking Threads DVDs from Colouricious offer you some wonderful ideas for your next craft project and having the DVD will make it easy for you to replay and check back on certain points to make sure you fully understand what you need to do. We have a offer running at the moment where you can get both Talking Threads DVDs for a special price of only £11.00

Click on the videos below to be taken to our website.


Textile Holidays

Our textile holidays are becoming more and more popular and we are pretty much at full occupancy for the next two trips. You can see all of the textile holidays we have planned for 2015 here and we regularly update each holiday with details of the number of spaces available. Check the holiday you are interested and act quickly if you want one of the remaining places.

We currently have one place left on our incredible trip to Bhutan in September this year. It is the first time we have ever visited this secretive country and as they strictly control the number of visitors they allow each year, this really will be trip of a lifetime.

click the picture below to see read about the trip and to download the booking form.



Check out the other Textile Holidays we have to offer you.

Colouricious Holidays




If you are looking for a unique birthday present or maybe a gift for Mothers Day, then you should really take a look at the gift page on our website. We have made lots of wonderful things that would make a perfect gift.


The Stencil Shop
Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
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



Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden

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