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Whole piece quilt block printing textile craft ideas

Whole Piece Quilt

Whole piece quilt making is a great tool for you to use up recycled fabric! Block printing over the top of old fabric can create wonderful effects. First start by taking a whole piece of fabric, it can be commercial fabric, hand dyed or even some recycled fabric (such as an old duvet cover or old curtains perhaps!) Lay the whole cloth on the table, remembering to place a foam mat under the area that you are block printing. You can either start your printing in the middle or start with the border. Create patterns as you go along. Think too about the orientation of your designs and that will help you with either your pattern theory or your random printing. We find it easiest to start block printing from the outside inwards. You can combine different printing techniques too with rubbing plates & markal sticks, with stencils and with dry sponging. The more you combine these skills, the more creative your whole piece quilt will be. Once you have finished printing the front you can then stitch that to the back with some piping to make your whole piece quilt. No piecing together, this quilting technique is relatively quick and easy.

We recommend that you use Colouricious Fabric Paints as they are easily fixed to be permanent by ironing the fabric both sides. If you have a tumble dryer you can heat fix your fabric by tumble drying it for 10 minutes on a hot setting.

Happy Block Printing!

Have a look at our animal Colouricious wooden printing blocks and our leaf and trees Colouricious wooden printing blocks

 

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Win a Textile Holiday to India

Win a Colouricious Textile Holiday to India

We are very excited to invite you to win a holiday to India. So often, when we are out at quilt shows or teaching at workshops, we hear you say “how I wish I could go to India”, or “this is my dream holiday, but I cannot afford it”. Well now we are offering you a quick, easy and simple way of winning your perfect holiday. All you have to do is purchase one or more competition sets of wooden printing blocks and your name will be entered into our prize draw. There are many other prizes too. Read more details on how to enter. For every set you buy you get another entry. If you send us photos of what you print, we will enter you in again! So you can increase your chances of coming on a choice of three holidays. If you have already booked on any of the winning holidays and you happen to win, then you will get a full refund of payments made! The holiday starts from Heathrow London, UK.

Read the full details of this Colouricious Competition

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The Talking Threads DVDs from Colouricious offer you some wonderful ideas for your next craft project and having the DVD will make it easy for you to replay and check back on certain points to make sure you fully understand what you need to do. We have a offer running at the moment where you can get both Talking Threads DVDs for a special price of only £11.00

Click on the videos below to be taken to our website.

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Textile Holidays

Our textile holidays are becoming more and more popular and we are pretty much at full occupancy for the next two trips. You can see all of the textile holidays we have planned for 2015 here and we regularly update each holiday with details of the number of spaces available. Check the holiday you are interested and act quickly if you want one of the remaining places.

We currently have one place left on our incredible trip to Bhutan in September this year. It is the first time we have ever visited this secretive country and as they strictly control the number of visitors they allow each year, this really will be trip of a lifetime.

click the picture below to see read about the trip and to download the booking form.

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Check out the other Textile Holidays we have to offer you.

Colouricious Holidays


Gifts

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If you are looking for a unique birthday present or maybe a gift for Mothers Day, then you should really take a look at the gift page on our website. We have made lots of wonderful things that would make a perfect gift.


 

The Stencil Shop
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Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
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We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher
Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile Holidays
Colouricious Textile Holidays
There are a number of
wonderful holidays
for you in 2015.
Check them out here

 

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Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Surface Decoration Ideas with Colouricious

Surface Decoration Ideas with Colouricious

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Getting an appealing decoration to the surface of the fabrics that you use in your craft project will really make it stand out. There are lots of different ways to get a decorative pattern. You can use our wonderful wooden blocks to create a unique pattern, or perhaps you could try just painting directly onto the fabric, or maybe blend and merge fabrics to create your decoration.

Click on the picture below to see Marilyn Pipe use Lutradur to create a unique surface decoration.

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Marilyn Pipe has lots of very creative ideas when it comes to surface design and decoration. Colouricious is delighted to have a dedicated video featuring Marilyn Pipe where she shows you how to use techniques that you will be able to master to bring your projects to life every time. The DVD is for sale on our website and you can see exactly what techniques Marilyn covers by visiting our webpage.

Click on the video below to be taken to our website.

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Textile Holidays

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As you read this newsletter we are almost half way through our first trip to Vietnam. Everything is going well and we are all enjoying visiting this wonderful country. The sights, sounds and atmosphere is making for a wonderful trip and I have no doubt that we are all going to have memories to last a lifetime from our trip to Vietnam. If the idea of a tour of Vietnam is appealing to you, we have arranged two further trips later in the year that you can join us on. To reserve your place, visit of Vietnam webpage, download the booking form and send it over to me; we would love to see you on the trip!

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If Vietnam is not for you then we have lots of other holidays arranged that are equally exciting. Take a look at the Holidays page of our website to find the trip that is most suitable for you. I am sure there will be the perfect holiday for you!

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Latest Arrivals

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We have recently added a Goodie Bag containing some wonderful Sisha Mirrors to our Latest Arrivals. If you like to add some shiny elements to your craft projects, then these Sisha Mirrors will be perfect for you. You can check out all of our latest arrivals by visiting our website.


 

The Stencil Shop
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Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
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We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher
Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile HolidaysColouricious Textile HolidaysThere are a number of
wonderful holidays for
you in 2015.
Check them out here

Free Delivery

To see in the New Year we have set up Free Delivery for all orders over £70. This offer is automatic so will not require any special codes and will apply to sales from all countries.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!
kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious

The Embellishing Machine

Use an embellishing machine for creating a new surface

Myfanwy Hart is a acclaimed British textile artist who specialises in machine embellishing and hand dying fabrics. Myfanwy runs creative textile workshops in Hampshire and across Britain. Myfanwy shares her creative know-how in the Colouricious Inspired Embellishing Level 1 and Level 2 DVDs – for you to learn more about the embellishing machine for projects and techniques. . Myfanwy also featured in the Colouricious TV series Talking Threads, demonstrating how you can hand dye fabrics at home. In the Talking Threads Christmas Special Myfanwy shows you how to create a delightful Christmas stocking using felt and an embellisher.

Watch and learn how to create new surfaces with the embellishing machine
In her own work, Myfanwy uses dyed and decorated papers, hand threads, yarns, fabrics and fibres which she often manipulates with the Embellisher, a machine needle felter.
Buy one get one free – embellishing workshop dvd

Learn more about Myfanwy Hart and the courses she teaches – visit her website today. You can either attend one of her workshops in person, follow her blog and/or buy her two specialist embellishing machine projects dvds. To buy an embellishing machine, we know that our Janome machine is very reliable.
Contact The Fabric and Sewing Centre to see if they can supply you with a Janome Sewing Machine.
Talking Threads” was a tv series about Textile Art. Each week the programme featured a different British textile artist, who talks, demonstrates and shares textile techniques. This tv series is still available on a double dvd.

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Buy one get one free  Buy the Talking Threads double dvd and get the Christmas special free

Learn even more – go to the Colouricious website to see a whole magical world of textiles from block printing, to surface design, to textile techniques.

There is something there you will love!

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Buy the set of 8 Inspired textile art dvd for just £90

 

Learn more about textiles at the Colouricious website – if you love textile art, from block printing, to embroidery to textile techniques, you are in for a a wonderful time!

Quilting Arts with Colouricious

Happy New Year

This is our first Colouricious newsletter of 2015 and we would like to wish all of our Colouricious Club members a healthy, happy, peaceful, creative and successful 2015. We have lots more great ideas for this year for you to enjoy and we look forward to sharing lots of new textile techniques and ideas. We will be continuing to send you free, around the world, online textile inspirations every Monday morning. We would be very grateful if you could share this resource with your friends as the more people we reach, the more creative the world will be! Thank you for your enthusiastic support.


Quilting Arts with Colouricious

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The art of quilting is one of the more popular crafting arts when it comes to our club members, so we have made sure that there are lots of ideas and techniques on our website to help you both learn the basics and the enhance your quilts with new techniques and ideas.

Quilts make for wonderful stitch projects and will be treasured by anybody that receives it as a gift or as a heirloom. Quilts that are passed down through the family will invariably incorporate many different designs that can show trends and styles over a long period of time. They are special pieces make learning the art of quilting so much more special.

Click on the video below to see all of our fantastic videos on our Quilting Arts page

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One of Britain favourite quilting artists is Di Wells. Watch, learn & be inspired by her television episode of Talking Threads.

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The featured DVD is perfect for people who want to learn about quilting and who want to learn new textile techniques from the actual artists . This DVD was a British TV series that Colouricious produced featuring leading British textile artists. Our stocks are running low, so do buy a copy before they are all gone! You can read more about this DVD and purchase it by clicking on the picture here. Every order for this dvd, gets a free copy of the Talking Threads Christmas special too.

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If you are interested in getting the DVD for your collection then click below to find out more and to place your order.

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Latest Arrivals

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We have added some wonderful new items to our Latest Arrivals page for 2015. There are some wonderful new blocks as well as some gorgeous dabu fabric that would be perfect for quilting. You can check out all of our latest arrivals by visiting our website.


 

The Stencil Shop
Stencils
Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
fabric-ideas-silk-paintWe have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Textile Shows
Workshops
We will shortly be confirming
the shows we will be
at in 2015
Colouricious Holidays
Colouricious Textile HolidaysThere are a number of
wonderful holidays for
you in 2015.
Check them out here

Free Delivery

To see in the New Year we have set up Free Delivery for all orders over £70. This offer is automatic so will not require any special codes and will apply to sales from all countries.

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden
Colouricious


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