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Be creative making cushions

Let’s make some Cushions

A lovely way to brighten up your room and show off your crafting skills

Cushions

We love it at Colouricous when we have a lovely textile project that we can show you all. This is a nice easy one to get started with and it will let you show off your crafting skills as well as brightening up any room or space. the beauty of these cushions is that you can make them as elaborate or as basic as you want, which means you really have a chance to show off your crafting skills if you want to. Watch the video below and you can watch Marilyn Pipe make some of these beautiful cushions.

Cushion Video

If the idea of recycling appeals to you, then you can see this video plus lots of others on our Recycled Reborn DVD. You can read more about it here and order your own copy if you wish. (Add it with a couple of my blocks and you will get FREE delivery!)

Inspired Recycled Reborn

Special Offers
Beautiful Blocks at Beautiful Prices!

Special Offers

We have some super Special Offers at the moment. There are plenty of blocks to get your creative juices flowing and lots of them will be perfect for using when making your cushions! All of our products count when it comes to our new free delivery offer, so if you spot anything that you like on our Special Offer page, team it up with two more products to get your order delivered free of charge.
Click on either of the pictures below to buy these beautiful sets.


 

The Best Fabric Paint

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Fabric paints for block printing

Looking for the perfect fabric paint – here it is. We love this professional grade paint as it is so easy to fix – simply iron the fabric both sides and your fabric can then be washed up to 40 degrees. We have just received a huge delivery of paint with a wonderful selection of colours. We love that there is a long shelf life (not that they stay on the shelf that long!). Also the paint comes in soft easy to squeeze bottles which means easy access. You can block print beautifully with these paints, but they are also wonderful for hand painting fabrics, stencilling and all fabric projects that you want to colour yourself. Beware though, once you have experienced the joy of this wonderful paint, you will be spoilt for ever!


 

Colouricious Textile Art Workshops on DVD

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Our Textile Art workshops on dvd are coming to a close. Our stocks are running low and we not not have any immediate plans to replicate them. So if you love learning new textile techniques, buy your dvds now whilst you can.


 

Indian Textiles Beckons!
Spend some wonderful time with us in India

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We have some wonderful trips organised to India later this year and we would for you to join us. Our holidays and tours are always very popular and the people who join us come away with some amazing friendships and memories that will last a life time.

The beauty of these trips is that they are with like minded people who are all passionate about crafting and everything day is designed to ensure you get to see lots of different textile techniques and ideas, all undertaken by villagers and people who have been taught by their mothers and family friends through the ages. A number of these arts and crafts are ancient skills that are only continued by certain tribes and villages and as such, you will only get a chance to see this if you come along with us.

Come with us – we have places! We are going to tour Rajasthan in November and on this tour amongst many trips organised for the 14 days, we will be seeing villagers practising the craft of Bandani Tie & Dye. This type of Tie & Dye originated in SE Asia and spread across India to cover large parts of Rajasthan. The craft is extremely historical and each design carries messages based upon the style and colours that are used. You can watch a video here relating to Bandani Tie & Dye.

Bandani Tie Dye Video

If this has whetted your appetite for a trip to Rajasthan, then please come over to our website and you can read more about this years schedule and reserve your place, you will not be disappointed!


 

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious
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Shisha Embroidery Sparkles

Shisha Embroidery Sparkles
Put some Shisha Mirrors on your next project

Shisha Embroidery

Shisha Mirrors are tiny pieces of mirror used to adorn and embellishment your embroidery projects. You often see them on Indian and Asian products as the word Shisha comes from the Persian word Shisheh which means mirror work. The mirrors reflect the light and give your craft project an extra dimension and really makes them stand out.

We have a excellent video on how to incorporate Shisha mirrors into your next embroidiery project, so click on the video below to watch it.

Shisha Video

If the idea of giving Shisha Mirrors is tempting, then we have the perfect answer. We have some bags of Shisha mirrors on our website that you can use on your next embroidery project.

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Check out the biggest quilt show in Europe – Festival of Quilts we will be there and would love you to come by to say hi! Our stand number is F40. Treat yourself to this four day event in Birmingham UK – the exhibits of quilts are wonderful and there is a huge list of workshops to choose from. Be there or be square!

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e0a417bc-e357-41fe-9964-0a16f77b4df1This week’s product profile is Crafts for Children. Have a look at this section of our website as children of all ages simply adore block printing. You will see a spontaneous video we made of an 8 year old girl called Erica. She was adorable and so confident, open hearted and creative. You will see how easily children can learn to create their own papers for card making, wrapping paper and even book making. You will have hours of creative fun together!

 

 

 

 


 

Win a Trip to India
Buy our competition blocks and you are in with a chance of a free holiday!

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Our competition to win a place on one of our Textile Holidays to India later this year is proving to be very popular. To enter you need to pick a set of our competition blocks that we have for sale here on our Competition Page. For each set of blocks you buy you can a ticket into the competition. If you have ever thought of going on one of our holidays, then this is the perfect way yo do it!

Not only do you get the chance to win a place on one of our trips to India, but every entry will also be entitled to a place on a block printing workshop held at Amersham free of charge! It really is a win win competition. You have nothing to lose by entering, so come on over to our website and give it a go.


 

Come and Join Us
Sign up for our Embroidery Workshop

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Our Sewing Shisha Workshop is now fully booked up, but I am holding three embroidery courses in Amersham this summer and I would be delighted for you to join us. This is a wonderful workshop where we will learn lots of aspects of embroidery and how to incorporate it into your crafting projects.

If you are interested in joining us on this workshop, then come over to our website and reserve your place, I would to see you!


 

Huge Selection of New Printing Blocks!

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We have been busy getting our new stock on our website for you
Check out the biggest new selection ever! We really do have the largest selection of block printing materials in the world!
We have recently had our big Summer Delivery of Blocks from India and have been very busy getting them all sorted out and uploaded onto our website. The new blocks are proving to be very popular and as always we have listed the new stock in our latest arrivals section. If you are on the lookout for new block designs then head over to our website and take a look at what we have to offer.


 

Textile Holidays
NEW online booking forms – keeping up with modern technology!

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Come with us on a trip of a lifetime

Our textile holidays offer the chance for people to visit paces they would never of dreamt possible with like-minded people. They are a fantastic way to experience sights and sounds of villagers at work doing the crafts that you love. We organise trips to Jaipur to watch our wooden blocks being made, to Rajasthan where we incorporate a visit to the Pushkar Camel Fair which is an experience that has to be seen to be believed. In January 2016 we are also off to South India & Kerala for a 14 day tour of the region.

If any of these holidays are of interest to you, then visit our website to get the full details. We have also built a new online booking form which is easy to fill in and will reserve your place on one our trips quickly and easily.

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious
PS We have a favour to ask of you ……
when you watch one of our you tube videos actually on the you tube site, and you have enjoyed it, please can you click on the thumbs up! Thank you!

Be the first to be in the know. Get more of what you love!

Subscribe to our youtube channel to automatically receive notifications of when we upload new textile art ideas.


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