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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.

Making your own block printed canvas bag

Block Printing Your Canvas Bag

Here is a wonderful craft idea to make a tote style canvas bag into an exciting shopping bag.

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Here we have used some blocks from our Colouricious leaf wooden blocks to create an exciting personalized pattern. By using a lighter colour and a liner block this creates a background pattern then with the brighter/ bolder colours over the top creates the eye catching pattern for your shoulder bag.

Get confident with your sewing machine using your own simplicity pattern.

To create this eye-catching pattern we recommend you use our Colouricious fabric paints because they are easy to fix with simple ironing and then the fabric is permanently fixed.

Happy Block Printing!

 

Quilting Art with gelli plates and block printing

Quilting Art with gelli plates and block printing

 

Have a look at our Colouricious YouTube channel to watch more videos about textile design and quilting art.

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Use the gelli plate , fabric paint and wooden printing blocks to design your own hand printed fabric quilting art.These wood stamps lift the paint off the gelli plate to create stunning results. For more creative ideas join the Colouricious Club 

Scrapbooking – Block Printing pretty paisleys

Scrapbooking – Block Printing pretty paisleys

 

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First dab some  Colouricious fabric paint onto the wooden printing block . Here you can see how to put a paint on a very large paisley wood stamp.Then you print your pretty paisleys onto a paper craft. Then put the edge of the paper off the edge off the foam matt to print the corner. It’s a good scrapbooking ideas !

Use the gelli plate , fabric paint and wooden printing blocks to design your own hand printed fabric.These wood stamps lift the paint off the gelli plate to create stunning results.

If you love arts and crafts and looking for new ideas and blogs, supplies and inspiration, Colouricious specialises in promoting textile art featuring leading British textile artists. sign up in Colouricious club for our free weekly online newsletter to get up to date cutting-edge ideas 

 

Button Craft – Easy Felt Ideas

Button craft has many easy felt ideas, here you can see that we have created some felt craft buttons. You can make these very easily yourself by simply cutting circles from the felt and stitching some layers together, perhaps incorporating some buttons. This felt project is also suitable for children. If you love craft ideas then share this with some of your creative friends!

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The artist who created this wonderful craft buttons is textile artist – Marilyn Pipe. Have a look at her Colouricious textile art DVD called ‘Inspired Textile Techniques’ where you can learn more easy craft ideas & sewing projects.


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