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Felt Crafts with Colouricious
Felt is a wonderful textile that is made by pressing, compacting and matting fabrics together. It is durable and easy to work with, and is often the first fabric that children encounter when they get a chance to do fabric crafting.
The possibilities of using felt in a textile crafting project are endless and each project can be as complex or simple as you want. From making a side-stitched purse to detailed flowers, felt is the fabric to use.
Colouricious has a Felt Craft page on its website which includes several videos on how to use felt in projects as well as embellishing to further your felting techniques.
If you are interested in felt embellishing then we also have two super DVDs that covers all aspects of this craft. We are running a special offer at the moment that means that if you buy the Level 1 Embellishing DVD you will get the Level 2 DVD for free! To take advantage of this offer please use the link below.
Carrying on with our Christmas theme, our next tutorial is how to make a Christmas Poinsettia as a table or candlestick decoration. This tutorial is more complex than the other we have run so far, so I would suggest you watch it through before you start so you get some idea of what is required before you get your sewing machine out and get your project underway. The tutorial is well worth doing as you Christmas table would look stunning with these hand made flowers decorating it. You can see this tutorials by clicking the link below.
If you have a particular tutorial you would like us to cover in more detail please contact us and let us know the tutorial you are looking for and we will do our best to get it uploaded and sorted out for you.
Colouricious Christmas Blocks
It is just over 6 weeks until Christmas so if you have plans to make any gifts or decorations now is the time to get started. Colouricious has a wonderful range of Christmas blocks for printing. I am confident that you will be able to find some blocks that would be perfect for your Christmas Cards or table decorations.
We are growing our Stencil offering everyday with lots of new stencils available. We now have seven different Stencil categories and are very confident that we will have the perfect stencil for you.
We have some wonderful trips and tours lined up for 2015 and we would love for you to join us. Each trip will be unique and certainly be something to create memories that will last forever. Whilst there will be a significant crafting aspect to each of the tours, it is worth remembering that India and Vietnam have so much to offer the traveller, that even the non-crafter will still find plenty to see and do. The sights, sounds and smells of these countries will stick in your mind as we explore and see villagers at work. The holidays will appeal to photographers and anybody who is keen on exploring and seeing India and Vietnam.
Visit our Textiles Holidays page to see the trips we have already organised for next year. Booking forms can be downloaded from each holiday page and you can reserve your place.
Our Next Textile Show
It is now less than two weeks to go until our very last textile event of the year the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show, which opens 20-23rd November. If you can make it to this show then we would be delighted to see you. We will have all our Christmas stock on show which will definitely give you some more ideas and inspiration for your textile art.
Block Printing Workshops – More Workshops – Easier to Book!
We are running three workshops on the popular topic of Gelli Plate Printing at the start of the year. During the workshop you will get a chance to learn to design your own fabrics with gelli plates using a variety of different objects and stencils. The workshops will be run on:
Wednesday 14th January,
Thursday 15th January and
Saturday 21st February
If you are interested in attending one of these workshops then take a look at the Gelli Plate Printing Workshop page of our website. Click on the booking tab and from there you can choose the date you want to attend and then make payment.
We have courses arranged for all of our workshops and we are planning on creating more workshops as well in 2015.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!