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Learn how to Thread Paint

Learn how to Thread Paint

Win a Colouricious Textile Holiday to India


Colouricious are delighted to announce that you can win a


in our wonderful new competition. Enter today – you gotta be in it to win it! Just go onto our competition page and choose which set of blocks you want to buy and you will be automatically entered into the competition. It is a fantastic way to join us on one of our super textile tours. Quick, easy and simple to do.


Click here to enter our Competition


Learn 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 for sewing, 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.

Click on the videos below to be taken to more of these textile techniques.
Creative Free Machine Embroidery


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Colouricious Textile Holidays


In November here will be  another Colouricious Textile Tour of Rajasthan  Last year’s trip was very popular and we have now confirmed the dates for this year as 7th – 20th November 2015. If you are interested in visiting this wonderful region of India then do not wait, visit our website and download the booking forms to reserve your place.

This is what Linda thought of the trip last year:

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

Regards Linda
click the video below to see more wonderful textile workshops
during the craft tour of Rajasthan

Rajasthan Video

Have a look at all the Colouricious textile holidays to India & Vietnam

Colouricious Holidays


Come and See Us

Olympia London UK
5th – 8th March 2015
We will be demonstrating block printing so come along and see how easy and creative this textile technique is. We will also have a huge selection of blocks, paints and more for you to purchase.

Knitting Stitching Show

Our stand number is G64. If you whisper “Jaipur” in our ears and jump up and down we will give you 10% off your purchases that day made at the show. Look forward to meeting you!


New Stencils in Stock



We have just got into stock some lovely new stencils that are proving to be very popular. Our range of stencils are growing very quickly as we see just how keen you all are to buy them. If using stencils plays a big part in your crafting projects our you are interested in starting out with these wonderful stencil designs, then go over to our website to check them all out.


Check out our beautiful
stencils here
Silk Painting Kits
We have some wonderful
silk painting kits
which you can see here
Gift Vouchers
Colouricious Gift Voucher
Ideal for a birthday present
or just a last minute gift
for a crafting friend. You can
order them here
Textile Holidays
Colouricious Textile Holidays
There are a number of
wonderful holidays
for you in 2015.
Check them out here



Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards

Jamie Malden

PS We have a favour to ask ……
when you watch one of our you tube videos actually on the you tube site, and you have enjoyed it, please can you click on the thumbs up!
Thank you! 

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