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Get your creative juices flowing
Sometimes just getting the ideas for your next textile art project can be a challenge. It is not unusual to need a bit of encouragement to get the creative ideas flowing and to get your next project underway. Colouricious has a website full of lots of different ways to use your printing blocks, fabrics and all the different accessories on your next craft project. Our textile art project page has videos with loads of different ideas for your next project as well lots of snapshots of how we have used our blocks to make unique and innovative patterns.
Click on the picture below to see some of our Textile Art Project Ideas.
If you are looking for some ideas for your next project or just ways to learn about different crafting techniques to use in your next crafting project, then Colouricious have a range of DVDs that are perfect for helping you with this.
Click on the videos below to be taken to our website.
I am often asked at shows for ideas for crafting projects and also what my favourite blocks are. I have never had the time to count up all the different blocks that I have had made by our carvers in India, but it will definitely go into the thousands. My favourite blocks change with different seasons and also with the different styles that have come and gone in crafting, but I have now created a section in our shop that show you my current favourite blocks. In truth, I love all the blocks I have made. I have designed them myself and love to see how the carvers have interpreted what I have asked for. But there are some blocks that I think are truly lovely and are beautiful to use and I have put them into a special section on my website.
If you would like to see my favourites, then click the button and take a look.
The beautiful set above is called Spring Floral Garden, and whilst it may not yet be quite warm enough to be called Spring, I am sure you will agree that this lovely set of 10 blocks certainly looks very springlike. I am sure you will be forgiven if you take the plunge and get the set. If nothing else, at least you will be ready for when the weather does warm up a bit!
If you want to buy this set then you can find it by either clicking on the image or here.
As intrepid explorers, we first went to Bhutan last year with a group of about 16 people. Bhutan is an incredibly secretive place, who strictly limits visitors. Not surprisingly, given that it was a new holiday for us, the tour sold out in record time. It was a really super trip and I know everybody that went had the holiday of a lifetime with memories that will be passed on to families and friends.
You can tell by the testimonials below what everybody thought about this fantastic trip.
‘Bhutan is a magical experience which lingers on many levels. It is impossible to experience the country and its fabrics without embracing it’s natural beauty and pervasive culture.
Buddhism captures you with its stories, images, traditions & festivals and on a day to day level you absorb something of its influence. Everything is imbued with meaning and intrigue… Having Delhi in parenthesis, acted as a wonderful buffer and contrast to the main trip and gave us the opportunity to fly over the Himalayas, in & out of Bhutan; capturing Everest and the snowcapped mountain ranges at their best was definitely a bonus.
All in all a memorable trip and shopping experience!’
If these testimonials have whetted your appetite, then watch the video below. It is a truly amazing story and one that seems to sum up Bhutan.
We have decided to go again this year and has reserved places for a trip in September so if the idea of a holiday to what is without doubt a mystical country on some many levels appeals to you then I urge you to go to our website and reserve your place. You really won’t be disappointed.
Win a Trip to India or £1,000!
We have recently added some more sets into our competition, so if you want to enter take a look at the new sets and see what takes your fancy. Don’t forget you can enter more than once to increase your chances of winning. Every purchase of a competition box counts as one entry into the draw.
Learn, Create, Be Happy!