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Explore Ancient Persia – New Holiday 2020 | Jamie Malden

Explore Ancient Persia – New Holiday 2020 | Jamie Malden

Explore Ancient Persia with Colouricious Holidays in October 2020

Some of the beautiful sights in store for you on this Persian excursion:

Persia. Home to so many beautiful pieces of architecture and historic legacies. Colouricious Holidays has just released a new and exciting holiday for those of you interested in the historically jaw-dropping place! Here’s some of what can be explored:

Abbasi House is large and historically pleasing located in a central district of Kashan. It has been partly remade into a beautiful tearoom, shop and restaurant. It took nearly 20 years to build and the architecture is immaculate. With hidden passages, beautiful private rooms, halls and courtyard water pools, there is a lot of beauty to be seen!

Chehel Sotun is pleasure pavilion built within a large park. One of the wonders of this Persian architecture is the reflection of the pool giving an illusion of a nearly doubled size establishment. Amazing!

Sio-she-pol crosses the Zayandehrud River. Built between 1599 and 1602 the Bridge is still stunning today. The bridge is thought of as best to see at sunset due to the lamps that illuminate the structure.This is a sight you won’t want to miss!

Khaju Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in Iran. It illuminates at night so you can have a beautiful walk by the light and bridge side. Amazing paintings and tiles decorate the bridge so you can get inspiration from these amazing pieces. You can also enjoy some food at the local restaurants like Hermes Cafe Restaurant which offers a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Nasir ol Molk Mosque is a whirlwind of colours! You can see the beauty first hand created by the tiles and illuminated by the natural light of the outside. A space where light and worship combine. You get the best view of this at sunrise. Ultimately, this is a must see with links to Islamic art, architecture, tile making, geometry, patterns and much more.

Ancient Persia is perfect for you if you’re looking to see some truly remarkable architecture, landcapes and enjoy a fun-packed, inspiring holiday. With lots of great cafes, art and scenery what could be better? Jamie with the help of her tour guide will also give you lots of lovely historic information behind the incredible sights. Plus, the art itself is bound to blow you away! The natural beauty is endless!

If you’re interested in this stunning Persian getaway click here! 

 

Embellishing | Dry Needle Felting – Learn How To

Embellishing workshop with Myfanwy Hart – Learn for yourself!

Embellishing is something fun and unique to each person. You can pick your own favourite colour yarn and co-ordination of colours to work well with the chosen felt as well. In this how to, Myfanwy Hart shows us a simple step-by-step guide on embellishing.

Taking the felt, you can choose your yarn and create a meshed-together surface. Getting more in tune with the machine is the first step. Improving your relationship with the sewing machine makes the embellishing process a lot smoother. With confidence comes great creativity!

Basic straight laid yarns is the foundation needed in order to progress your skills. The straight yarns look great too! Using colour and angles you can really bring it to life!

There are different types of yarn to use but in this example, Myfanwy is using pink wool. Always start in the middle as it’s easiest. When starting, be slow and consistent. This helps your yarned felt come out as you want it to best.

What can you do with this skill? As seen in the video, you can create funky covers for notebooks, sheets to decorate your home, clothes and much more. Jamie goes on to show how she turned a finished felt piece into a decorative addition to an old scarf. Amazing!

The more you work on the piece the more integrated and stronger it becomes!

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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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Altered Textile Art – Fabric for Quilting

Altered Textile Art – Fabric for Quilting

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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.

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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.

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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!


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