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Wax Print

Wax Print

Wax print or Batik originated in India. The word batik actually means ‘wax writing’.

To decorate cloth by wax print you have to cover a part of the cloth with a coat of wax and then dye the cloth. When the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas makes the pattern, as the waxed areas keep their original colour.
The beauty of wax print is its simplicity. Some of the best effects in batik are often achieved by chance. Batik is very popular in southern India and is an amazing way of printing fabric.

Wax print is an amazing way of textile design and you will be able to experience it up close on our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India. You will be able to try it out for yourself when you get home, and achieve some amazing results. Wax print designs come in a large range of colours and patterns and you will be amazed when you see the whole textile printing process.

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to see wax print up close! Everyone who loves textile art will love this!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!

Weaving

Weaving

Weaving is an amazing method of textile production where two sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. In India the most popular materials used are cotton and silk. Weaving can be used to make so much – rugs, dresses or even blankets!

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Come on our Colouricious textile tour to India! You will have the chance to see some beautiful weaving of rugs and sarees, and purchase some of the most beautiful hand woven textiles! Indian rugs are amazingly designed and come in a large array of colours. You will be able to take a textile course in weaving and see first hand what it looks like to make a silk sari. You will also have the chance to buy handwoven blankets and bed linen. Southern India has a fabulous array of textiles and is any textile-lovers paradise! Weaving is an amazing method of textile production, and this is an amazing opportunity!

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to see weaving up close! Everyone who loves textile art will love this!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!

Fabric Design – Dabu

Fabric Design

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On our Colouricious textile holiday to India you will see some amazing fabric design, produced through a number of different ways, all using block printing. One of the most interesting fabric design techniques is Dabu printing.

Dabu printing is a method of fabric design using block printing and mud.This method of fabric design ensures the fabric has a magnificent quality and appearance. The process of uses lots of natural dyes and vegetable pastes, and is done entirely manually, which means it can be very hard work. However this hard work seems to pay off, since the finished product is beautifully vibrant, with amazing prints!

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Dabu printing is a method of block printing, and you will be able to see Dabu printing first hand on our Colouricious block printing holiday to Jaipur, India. You will also see some of the block prints being made by hand – some of which can be found on the Colouricious shop! This is an incredible experience, essential for you if you love fabric design, block printing or arts and crafts! As well as block printing you will be able to see several other methods first hand.

You should take a look at the Colouricious block printing textile holiday to Jaipur, ideal for any who loves fabric design! You’ll be able to see the whole process of fabric design and block printing first hand.

Why not take a look at the wide range of printing blocks available at our Colouricious shop? Here you can not only browse our fabulous collection of wooden printing blocks, but learn how to use them with your fabric printing!

Take a look at our other Colouricious textile tours. They will be equally as amazing for any fabric design enthusiast, we offer so many destinations – from the Golden Triangle in India to a trip through Vietnam, or even Houston, Texas in the USA!

Textile Workshop India

Textile Workshop

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Come on our Colouricious textile holidays! You will be fully escorted through India while taking part in a range of textile workshop. These holidays are ideal for anyone who loves arts and crafts or textile printing. On a textile workshop you will see fabulous product made first hand, which can be a wonder for anyone who loves textile arts! You can see embroidery, block printing or even Dabu printing! We take you to Jaipur an area full of amazing textile arts, with intricate printing, and vibrant colours! After your textile block printing workshop you will even be able to purchase the hand crafted fabrics. A textile workshop is one of the best ways to spend your time in Jaipur!

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Have a look at the Colouricious block printing holiday – where you will be able to experience a textile workshop!

There is a wide range of other Colouricious textile tours ready and waiting for you.

Have a look at the large Colouricious block printing range for everyone who loves textile arts. You will love it!

Sewing Kantha Embroidery Stitch – Colouricious Textile Holiday

Kantha Stitch 

Kantha Stitch is a sewing technique used to create beautiful patterns and intricate details in embroidery and produce beautiful patterns and designs. This sewing technique is used amongst India to create Kantha quilts and it is hand stitching embroidery technique. Learn all about this and more in a Colouricious Textile Holiday. You will witness the women in India hand sew and embellish beautiful fabric pieces used as Kantha sprees and Kantha quilts. You will enjoy the company of like-minded people enjoying a creative and inspiring textile holiday learning about different hand printing and sewing techniques that you will then explore yourselves.

Kantha Stitch – Embroidery Designs with Indian Block Printing


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