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Experiment with Thread Painting

Experiment with Thread Painting

Experiment with Thread Painting


Thread Painting is a special way to adorn and embellish you textile craft project. In effect, you are “painting on” images and designs onto your project. There are no set rules, just let your imagination go and “thread paint” away! Just treat your threads as paints and you will have a wonderful time adding that final unique touch to every project you make.

Whilst thread painting may look a challenge, it really isn’t. There are no special skills required and best of all no special sewing machine or any other tools are needed. Set your sewing machine up and get started. We have lots of wonderful videos showing you how to get started with Thread Painting. Go over to our website to watch them to understand more.

Click on the picture below to see all our videos on how to Thread Paint.


Lucy Garvin from Canada is a talented self-taught artist whose curiosity and passion forsewing, embellishing and anything fabric or fibre related, has led her to explore almost every technique worked with a threaded needle, both hand and machine. Lucy shares her passion for hand and machine embellishment techniques through teaching.

The Colouricious Creative Free Machine Embroidery DVD also has some fantastic ideas to help you learn thread painting and Gina Ferrari is as passionate as Lucy Garvin about this technique. You can buy this DVD by clicking on the image below and you will be taken to learn more about Creative Machine Embroidery. Thread painting is also called Free Motion Stitching and Free Machine Embroidery.

We have cloned a small number of this popular DVD which we have put on sale to coincide with this newsletter. If you are interested in getting one of these videos, then please click on the image below.

Creative Free Machine Embroidery



Our carvers in India have been hugely busy in the last few months and we have now received a number of deliveries from them with their work. Our Latest Arrivals section is awash with loads of new beautiful sets of blocks ranging from Celtic designs to beautiful Butterflies. We have also some delightful stencils and some very useful large holdall bags that would be perfect for all of your crafting materials and goodies.

Mull of Kintyre - 32

Mull of Kintyre


Butterfly Quartet


Swirl Stencil


Shoulder Bag – Blue Dabu

We are working frantically to get all of the new stock online and more new stock is arriving every week. It is always worth keeping an eye on our Latest Arrivals page as every new item will always appear here as well as in its normal category.


Win with the Colouricious Competition


As well as getting new stock for our latest arrivals section, we have also been adding new sets of blocks and other items for our fantastic competition for you to win either a trip to India on one of our lovely holidays or £1,000 cash.

You can now choose Henny Penny, a fantastic box cram packed full of lovely wooden blocks, perfect for all sorts of crafting projects.

We have also put together a beautiful Silk Printing kit. We have put everything you will need into this set that will enable to get started in the wonderful craft as soon as you receive the pack.

For the more adventurous of you, we have also put together a mystery box. We will accumulate blocks we have in stock to a value of £75 of our website and they will be in the mystery box for £50!

Whichever box you choose, you will get an entry into the competition and be in with a chance to win this super prize.

Henny Penny - 50

Henny Penny

Competition Silk Paint - 50

Bumper Silk Painting Kit


Come with us to Rajasthan

Rajasthan Video

We are off to Rajasthan at the end of October again this year. It is a really popular trip and everybody that has gone had really enjoyed themselves. The trip includes lots of great sights and accommodation, as well as the world famous Pushkar Camel Fair. We have spoken about this fair in several occasions, so I won’t go into this again, but suffice it to say words really can’t do the fair justice and it has to be seen to be believed.

I think it is fair to say that everybody that goes to Rajasthan has a trip of a lifetime and I think Linda sums the trip up so nicely in the lovely testimonial she sent to us after her trip with us:

“Dear Jamie and the whole team, just wanted to take a few moments to say thank you the holiday was more than I could have imagined in every way the hotels the transport the visits to cities and villages the range of textiles we saw, and those that we had the opportunity to try our hand at. I was speechless from day one (not true I had a lot to say) the sights the sounds and smells and nor forgetting the company of the group all of whom shared a common interest . Oh dear, it was all amazing and also life changing in so many ways, thank you all for your superb organisation and sharing your love of textiles and India … I will be back ” Linda

If you would like to join us in October in Rajasthan, then head over to our website where you can reserve your place using our online booking form.




Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden

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