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Friendly Plastics?

Friendly Plastics?
A different way you use your wooden blocks

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If you are looking for a different way to use your wooden printing blocks then pressing them into friendly plastic could just be the thing for you. Health and Safety first though, don’t try and do this with any plastic you have at home, you must use friendly plastic which can be heated and not give off any fumes. You can purchase friendly plastic here.

This is a super way to use your wooden blocks and you can be really creative with it using the finished plastic as embellishments or as stand alone crafting projects. Take a look at the video we have as Gillian shows you step by step how to use this wonderful plastic. Do remember to use a releasing agent to your block, such as a light dusting of talc otherwise you will ruin your blocks.

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Join us on a Textile Holiday
Come with us to IndiaAND/OR Vietnam

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Here is an opportunity for you to travel to a country you have always wanted to visit, but never had the people to go with! See the sights on tours that are organised in India for you to see the real life of textiles.
Our textile holidays always prove to be very popular and it is a super way to holiday with like-minded crafters. We get to see wonderful sights and you get to experience how crafting fits into the daily routines of villagers as we tour around the region.

We have our regular trips to Jaipur and Rajasthan which are always very successful and enjoyable, but this year we have expanded our itinerary to include Vietnam. We travelled to Vietnam for the first time in March this year and it proved to be a big success, so much so that we have arranged another trip for October.

We would love for you to join us on any of these trips and we know you will not be disappointed. Everybody comes back with memories that will last a lifetime as well as new friends that you can share crafting ideas and projects with. Visit the textile holidays section of our website, choose your holiday and download our booking form.

This video was taken on our last trip to Rajasthan and you can see one of the hotels we stay at and our visit to Fort Pokaram.

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Latest Arrivals
Loads of new stuff to buy!

We have been really busy over the last few days getting lots of new stock and products onto our website. The new products will always appear first in our Latest Arrivals section, and in there you can see some wonderful collections of blocks and sets you can buy that will get you started. The sets have everything you need to print your first block printed project, all you need to supply is the material to print on. You get the blocks, the paint, the sponges and a foam mat to place under the material when you start printing. It is a fantastic way to see if block printing is for you. Take a look at some of these sets and see if they get your creative juices flowing.

Click on them if you would like to buy them.

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Come and join us
Learn how to get more from your Wooden Printing Blocks

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If you want to get more from your wooden printing blocks then we can now offer you two solutions!

Option 1

Come and join us at my home in Amersham as we enjoy a block printing workshop. At the workshop you will learn all about how to use your blocks to create beautiful designs. We work together as a team sharing ideas and advice in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The day is packed full of tips and suggestions and really does make for an enjoyable time together. If you are interested in joining us on this workshop, visit our website workshop page, choose your date and reserve your place.

Option 2

If you already meet up with a group of other crafters, then I am happy to come to your location and help your group to learn block printing skills and techniques. We can create an itinerary that is just for you and covers exactly what you want to learn. I will bring all of the items you need to be able to produce a beautiful craft project and will spend the time needed to make sure all of your group are successful in their creation.. I am happy to travel anywhere in the world to visit your group and organise a workshop for you, but please make sure you book well in advance if you are based outside the UK.

To take advantage of this option, visit our website here and use the contact details to let me know what you are looking for and we can arrange a suitable date for the workshop.

We would love for you to join us on any of these trips and we know you will not be disappointed. Everybody comes back with memories that will last a lifetime as well as new friends that you can share crafting ideas and projects with. Visit the textile holidays section of our website, choose your holiday and download our booking form.


 

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kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious
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