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Hand Embroidery with Shisha

Hand Embroidery with Shisha

Hand Embroidery with Shisha


Shisha or Abla Bharat embroidery , or mirror-work, is a type of embroidery which attaches small pieces of mirrors reflect metal to fabric. Mirror embroidery is spread throughout Asia, and today can be found in the traditional embroidery of Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, and Indonesia.

It is a really lovely way to adorn and embellish your textile crafting projects and it makes them stand out from the crowd.
We have an excellent video on our YouTube channel that show you how to sew with Shisha mirrors. You can click on the video below to watch it.

shisha video

Our YouTube channel is cram packed full of lovely videos for you to watch and learn from. Access to every video is free and there are 269 for you to choose from. We are very proud of the videos we have made and they have been viewed over 3.5 million times, so why not join in and watch a few today.
You can find the Colouricious YouTube channel by clicking the link below. If you like the videos I would really appreciate it if you could click on the “thumbs up” symbol just beneath it to let everybody know you liked it.


Special Offers


We have some wonderful special offers running at the moment, and I sure if you take a look on our website you will find the perfect set of blocks for you. With Autumn fast approaching, why not take advantage of this lovely set of 8 tree blocks. They would look beautiful on lots of different craft projects and at a sale price of £48 for all 8 blocks, that works out at only £6 per block which is excellent value for money. If you are interested in buying this set of blocks then they are called TS03 Full set of tree stamps and you can find them by clicking their name.


Next Quilt Show

Knitting Stitching Show

The London Knitting & Stitching Show opens on Wednesday this week and runs until Sunday 11th October. Colouricious will be on Stand G32 and we would really love any of you who are attending to pop over and say hello. I know how much you all like crafting and working with wooden printing blocks, and it is always so nice to see you all.

Come and say hello on any of the days and I will make sure I give you an extra special deal on anything you buy.


Colouricious Holidays


This is a really busy time for our Colouricious Holidays as the climate in India is perfect for us to visit and see all the wonderful sights of this magical country. The prime season for us runs from October through to about April and we have several excellent trips packed into these months.

2016 is going to be extra special for Colouricious in terms of the trips and tours that we run as we are expanding the number of destinations substantially. I have recently spent a week in Delhi with our partners carefully choosing the very best destinations for us to offer and we have come up with several new locations in India as well as visiting Sri Lanka for the very first time which s hugely exciting.

Each holiday has been chosen with the specific requirements of the followers of Colouricious, so will include trips to villages to see how families make and use crafting techniques that have been handed down through the generations. You will also get to try some of the techniques for yourself as well if you want.

I am very excited about what 2016 has in store for us, so if you would like to join me on any of these lovely trips then visit our website, choose the trip you want to go on and reserve your place.

Come and say hello on any of the days and I will make sure I give you an extra special deal on anything you buy.

Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
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