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Talking Threads – Follow Textile Artists | Craft Television

Colouricious Holidays teamed up with the Country Channel to inspire a new meaning and love for threads, crafts and textiles with this 10-part series!

‘that’s where the excitement comes, you never ever know where it’s going to go. What it’s going to do’ Following the crafts and textile arts is part of the fun. Including many new styles and looks it really becomes a unique piece of art individual to each person and their individual taste!

‘the thing that keeps it very fresh for me is that no two pieces are alike’. With each piece of fabric being entirely unique, you, the artist, can take inspiration from new pieces. You can also look at art and fabric books for inspiration. Then onto creating your own version of each piece!

In this Craft TV special, ‘Talking thread’s follows the delights of textile art. By keeping up with renowned textile artists who have given up their time, we are delighted to learn alongside them how they work and what inspires them!Each episode features a renowned artist with demonstrations, interviews and an exclusive look into their portfolios. Experience fantastic textile workshops from the comfort of your own home!

This series is for creative people with an excited mind for art and craft. Threads are an integral part of textile arts. They also include quilting and silk painting. So there’s something there for every artistic mind!

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Sewing Kantha Embroidery Stitch – Colouricious Textile Holiday

Kantha Stitch 

Kantha Stitch is a sewing technique used to create beautiful patterns and intricate details in embroidery and produce beautiful patterns and designs. This sewing technique is used amongst India to create Kantha quilts and it is hand stitching embroidery technique. Learn all about this and more in a Colouricious Textile Holiday. You will witness the women in India hand sew and embellish beautiful fabric pieces used as Kantha sprees and Kantha quilts. You will enjoy the company of like-minded people enjoying a creative and inspiring textile holiday learning about different hand printing and sewing techniques that you will then explore yourselves.

Kantha Stitch – Embroidery Designs with Indian Block Printing

The Pushkar Camel Fair

The Pushkar Camel Fair is held in November each year at the time of the Kartik Purnima full moon. It is one of the largest camel and livestock fairs in the world attracting in excess of 11,000 camels, horses and cattle. It is visited by over 400,000 people over the duration of the fair which is normally 5 days long.

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For the locals, the fair is a way to trade their livestock and set themselves up for the following year. For the tourists it is a chance to witness an amazing site of so much livestock located in one place. The fair has evolved over the years to acknowledge the fact that it has become a tourist attraction. Whilst the men trade their camels, cows, sheep, goats and horses, the women visit the stalls full of ornately crafted fabrics, beautiful jewellery and clothes.

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The fair is opened by a traditional Camel race, with musical performers, dancers and other exhibitors displaying their skills over the 5 days.

With so much livestock on display, owners go to great lengths to make their camels eye-catching, decorating their animals with very ornate designs and hair shaving.

Pushkar is in India’s state of Rajasthan which is in the North West of the country. Rajasthan is the largest state in India by size and is approximately 40% larger than the UK. It has a population is about 70 million of which around 88% are Hindu.

If you are interested in visiting Pushkar and the Camel Fair, then Colouricious organise an annual trip to Rajasthan that will incorporate a visit to the fair to experience the sights, sounds and smells of this wonderful attraction. It is certainly not something to be missed, so if the idea is appealing to you, then head over to our website to see the full Itinerary. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.


Indian Block Printing Textile Holiday

Indian Block Printing Textile Holiday

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Come on this Indian block printing textile holiday, you be will exploring the block printing story — the history and contemporary Indian hand fabric printing & designs. Learn textile printing techniques focusing on block printing, dabu printing, kantha stitch and textiles. For more information go to Textile Holidays

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