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Design your Surfaces Using Fabric Scraps – Textile design

Textile Art – Creating Designed Surfaces  Using Fabric Scraps – Jamie Malden

Sometimes, after you’ve finished your designs, you can be left with some seemingly useless bits and bobs; things like thread or bits of fabric. This does not need to go to waste! Why not design your surfaces by turning the scraps into a masterpiece? You can put it on bags, notebooks and much more!

How to

All you need to do is take what you have left after a project, place them on your chosen canvas under a piece of organza and sew it down. There can be method to your madness or you can place your bits and bobs randomly. It really is up to you!

What we think of the surface designs

Embroidered stitches on top of this can create some beautiful textures and really bring the piece together. You can add flowers or follow the shapes of the underneath design. Whatever you think looks best.

Something really unique is turning your old scraps into wash bags! You can never have too many wash bags, they always come in handy. Just by adding some waterproof material to the inside you can create a vibrant, fun little piece which is very convenient and useful.

You would never have guessed that the fabric and thread was originally destined for the bin! It adds style and fun to your designs. Plus, it also saves a lot of waste! We like the colour aspect of it all. Plus, we love the idea that no two pieces will ever come out exactly same. You can really use this as a means to experiment with shapes, styles and colour.

What you need and Final Notes!

Lastly, we’d like to say we think it’s super easy and fun to create. All you need is some old scraps, some organza, a sewing machine and a little bit of a time!

Want more design inspiration for your surfaces? Press here!

Look at our Pinterest to find more inspiration by clicking here! 

 

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.

Surface Design Video
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.

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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!

Colouricious Holidays


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

Free machine embroidery with Water Soluble Solufleece and Bondaweb

Free machine embroidery with Water Soluble Solufleece and Bondaweb

Kim Thittichai is a British textile artist who specialises in surface design. In this video, you will learn how to design your applique. You can use Colouricious wooden printing blocks to print your own design.

Here are some examples of the appliques that Kim has made using water soluble Solufleece and Bondaweb.

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Buy water soluble Solufleece and Bondaweb to design your surface.

We recommend Colouricious wooden printing blocks and Colouricious fabric paint for this project.

For more creative ideas, join the Colouricious Club.

Ancient Greece for Kids

Ancient Greece for Kids

Ancient Greek Designs & Patterns
Classics is a really popular course in many schools and colleges in the UK. Learning about Ancient Greece, the myths and legends about the magnificent lifestyle that our ancestors lead. We have designed these Colouricious wooden printing blocks specifically for children and adults alike who, have a passion for the ancient world and creativity. Here is your opportunity to combine ancient patterns and designs along with ancient techniques of printing. You can buy 1, 2 or 3 sets whichever inspires you the most. If you are going to order 3 sets, we will happily send you, free of charge a box of 2 foam mats so that you can get your friends, children and grandchildren all involved in your creative craft project.

Ancient Greek Designs

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Get inspired with these wonderful Ancient Greek themed wooden printing blocks, perfect for creative craft projects with your children over the school holidays. Transform your fabrics and paper with these Greek patterns.

These Ancient Greek Designs & Patterns have just arrived from India and you are the first to know about these wonderful wooden printing blocks. We do so hope you love them as much as we do. Remember, whilst in the check out basket you can request your 2 free foam mats if you buy all 3 sets. The foam mats are essential to put underneath your fabric or paper to get a crisp clear image. 
We really recommend using our Colouricious fabric paints – the metallic fabric paint set in particular to create that certain antique patina! You are going to have so much fun sharing your textile skills with your young friends and relatives. Share the love!!!


 

For those of you, who like me, simply adore ancient civilisations, check out the
Ancient Egyptian Patterns


Go and have a look at the entire collection of
Colouricious wooden printing blocks


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