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Make your own Fabric Flowers
Get some floral inspiration!
Making your own flowers are the perfect way to show off your creative skills and at Colouricious we have several videos to show you exactly how you can make lots of different types of flowers using felt, ribbon, paper as well as recycled fabrics and cloth. We of course suggest you use your block printed fabric, but of course you can recycle any fabric that you have lying around that you wish to put to good use. Enjoy watching our videos to see how we take you step by step through the whole process. Please note that we do not stock the Clover tools used to make these – they are found in many haberdashery outlets.
I am sure you will be able to make some wonderful creations.
If you are interested in creating felt flowers, then you will find a tutorial to show you exactly how to make them and many more on our Recycled Reborn DVD.
Block Printing Workshop in Sheffield – on Tuesday 16th June 2015 , I will be teaching a block printing workshop Ringinglow Road Sheffield S11 7PP. If you would like to join in this group, please email Pip Hall as they do have a few spare places. I will be teaching pattern theory in the morning and layering in the afternoon. All material provided. Just bring an apron and your lunch!
Embroidery Designs Palace Patterns
this block printing kit contains everything you need to block print your own embroidery designs. You have the beautiful palace patterns that I designed from photos taken on our Colouricious Holidays. You also receive a foam mat to place under your fabric and some black and white paint to print with. All you embroiders will simply adore the creative potential of this set.
Orissa peacock set
this block printing kit also contains fabric paints, foam mat and sponges for you to get started on a block printing project. The rainbow set of fabric paints here will mean you can make up your own colours. This kit lends itself beautifully to pattern theory, layering and mixed media. Block print a whole piece quilt, patchwork piecing, embroidery spring to mind but I know you will have your own ideas.
Spring into Spring with this adorable Daisy Bunny set of wooden printing blocks. This set is only £25 and is suitable for all ages. Set aside some time with some youngster and teach them how to block print their own papers and fabrics. Start their creative journey today!
The Colouricious Competition
Win a trip to India!
Our fantastic competition will let one person have the trip of their dreams to India with us either to Rajasthan, Jaipur or South India. In addition, we have runners up prizes of all our DVDs and a set of our beautiful fabric paints. Every entry will also get a free invitation to a block printing workshop in Amersham, so everyone will be a winner! Not only do you get a wonderful set of blocks, but you will also get another wonderful prize which could be the trip of a lifetime. Get over to our website now to enter the competition.
FREE BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP – part of the benefit of entering this competition is that you qualify for a free workshop, subject to availability. Simply choose which block printing workshop you would like to come from the list on our website – then phone us to book your free place. Our telephone number is 01494 721 471. You can of course combine your free day with any other course too. Please beware that spaces are limited so you might be best to phone us first to check your first choice is available.
Anyone who has been on a Colouricious holiday or has already booked for a future Colouricious Holiday is invited too to attend any of my textile workshops in Amersham, for free! Please email me the date you wish to come – no need to book yourself online. Would be great to see you.
Let’s create together
Come to our block printing workshops
Our workshops both teach and inspire you to get the most out of your creative skills. We all work and learn together in a friendly atmosphere in my home in Amersham, sharing ideas and techniques that will hopefully make you better crafters with the motivation to take on exciting new projects.
Take a look at the workshops we have on our website and choose the workshop for you. We would love to see you there.
Stencils and Block Printing go perfectly together
We have stencils on the Colouricious website from many of the very best stencil designers and they all work perfectly either used on their own on fabric or paper, or in conjunction with your favourite block printed design to make unique designs ready for crafting. Take a look at the stencils we have on offer here.
Travel to India with Colouricious
We have places still available on our trips to Rajasthan, Jaipur and Vietnam at the end of this year as well as our visit to the Houston Quilt Festival in October. These trips are special as they take you to some amazing places where you can see and experience some wonderful sights and sounds. They will definitely give you memories to last a lifetime.
If you are still deciding whether a Colouricious Textile Holiday is for you, then I urge you to take the plunge and reserve your place. On every trip I have people telling me how much they have enjoyed themselves and how pleased they were that they decided to go.
From Katy … “Despite having always wished to visit India, nothing really prepared me for the wonderful experience of the Colouricious Orissan tribal textile tour. The tour exceeded my expectations in every possible way, India is a true assault on all senses, the scent, taste, sights and sounds were all more vivid than you could hope to imagine, it was a truly life changing adventure. We met some amazing and talented artists, were generously welcomed into homes and extremely privileged to experience tribal crafts in a fantastic landscape and in circumstances that few Westerners will ever experience.”
Choose and Book your Textile Holiday here
Learn, Create, Be Happy!