The time has come to try something a bit different from the norm. So I am putting myself in the hands of my daughter Julia, who is going to use me as her project to get her social media skills up to par. This means that you are going to see my face and hear my voice on YouTube where Julia will be pushing me to make some long time coming tutorials. Our new trailer is already up there in YouTube land and we have 33 subscribers in three days.
We’re starting small and hoping to build it up as we learn on the job all about what we need to do.
The first thing we’ve needed to do and have now just done is to invest into some new tech so please be kind and stay with us as our first video is launching this week and has a soft edge appearance. By this I mean it could be better and cleaner but this does not detract from the great first job Julia has created.
Book your place and come and join me on this exciting block printing holiday. Book at Colouricious Holidays.
Highlights of the Tour
Explore the lanes of Sanganeer – the historical home of block printing and see wooden printing blocks being carved
Attend at least 5 authentic hand block printing fabric workshops
Lots of fabric retail therapy at local markets and the most gorgeous shops! Special requests – if you are looking for something specific and special to you, let us know and we can source and arrange that idea for you.
You will be travelling to a village outside Jaipur to take part in a Dabu Mud Block Printing Workshop
There will be free time for you to choose to do whatever you wish usually at the end of each day’s activities
Came home to find my beautiful mounded Organza flower vase chewed to bits by our dog.So I have recycled the bits worth saving onto a layered and heat zapped background with wrapped string to make a new panel for the studio lounge
It’s amazing how things turn out when your in a hurry. This is a quick painting of some yellow flowers in my garden that I have painted onto photocopy paper with transfer paints, ironed it on to white synthetic fabric and then enhanced it with machine embroidered details and quilting. I didn’t think it was a bad outcome concidering it was just over two hours work. It’s a sample but now I understand it’s uses and how it behaves I’m gonna be doing a lot more with transfer paints. I even feel the urge to use it to make a wall hanging.
I’ve had great fun learning how to sew shisha mirror within an embroidery. This is one of three pieces I’m getting ready for an upcoming workshop. My theory is to beguile students with a bright and interesting hand stitched embroidery so that they come to class and learn how to apply the shisha mirrors instead of buying them pre made and stitching them on to their work
Really really liked this. What a great way to have some creative fun practicing your free motion embroidery whilst quilting the project at the same time.as you can see it has got me just a little hooked.
The lovely John joined the monthly printing and painting fabrics class ho day at Tudorrosepatchwork patchwork shop. Here he is so engrossed in dispersing his design across the fabric that he hadn’t noticed me doing pics .
This is great run for anyone to do. Just draw and colour in on fabric with the sharpies , then disperse the inks out by dropping drops of the alcohol in to the centre or on certain areas to make the colours run in each other.