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Weaving and embroidery workshops in India

By Jamie Malden / 16th January 2018 / 0 Comments

Orissa, also known as Odisha, is one of India’s most picturesque states. It is also better known as a holiday destination because of its exciting and vibrant traditional arts and crafts. These traditional techniques have been passed down through the same families for generations, often for hundreds or even thousands of years. The result is…

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Textile Holiday – Bhutan’s hidden treasures

By Jamie Malden / 27th December 2017 / 0 Comments

Spectacular Textile Holiday in Bhutan Continuing our blog instalment of the Colouricious Textile Holiday to Bhutan, we reveal what other attractions lay in store for you to experience on this creative holiday. To fill you in, Colouricious Holidays specialise in organising group textile tours which will enable you to see the sights of Bhutan and…

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Creative Holiday – Bhutan’s Textiles

By Jamie Malden / 11th December 2017 / 0 Comments

A Creative Holiday to Bhutan Do you love beautiful fabrics and sumptuous colours? If so you’re going to love the journey of exploration that Colouricious Holidays have planned for you. If you sew and love fabrics and want to embark on a journey into the heart of Bhutanese textiles then look no further. You will…

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Kantha stitch embroidery

By Jamie Malden / 29th November 2017 / 0 Comments

Orissa Textile Art Orissa is a must go destination if you share a love for textiles. It’s home to many unique textile techniques with fabrics being produced all over the state. It is mostly famous for silk ikat weaves through the process of Bandha creating unusual patterns and vibrant colours keeping it in popular demand all…

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Block printing textiles

By Jamie Malden / 23rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

Block printing textiles using Khadi Printing Technique Khadi is a popular hand block printing technique with many of these printed textiles in high demand amongst fashion trends today. It is the process of printing light shades onto a white or traditionally darkened, coloured fabric. This is due to the harsh nature of the paste enabling…

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Textile tours & craft holiday destinations

By Jamie Malden / 20th November 2017 / 0 Comments

Where is Orissa? Orissa is an Indian state located on the eastern coast and is a brilliant destination for textile tours. Its landscape is mostly vast mountain ranges with broad rivers flowing between the valleys. The beautiful coastal plain lies on the east of the state hosting the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second…

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Bagru Block Printing

By Jamie Malden / 15th November 2017 / 0 Comments

Bagru Block Printing Bagru is a small village located near Jaipur, the capital City of Rajasthan. It’s home to the Chippa community who have been practicing a unique style of printing for more than 350 years. Colouricious holidays visited Bagru, running Bagru block printing workshops, working with traditional printers and helping support this ancient craft which faces…

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Metallic Print Fabric

By Jamie Malden / 10th November 2017 / 0 Comments

Metallic print fabric is the answer Creating your own fabric designs or making your own paper for craft projects needn’t be difficult. Colouricious love to experiment with metallic paints. Using wooden printing blocks, metallic print fabric can transform textiles into these beautiful collage designs below. Due to the reflective nature of the paint, it blends…

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Experience Japanese Embroidery

By Ian Randell / 12th September 2017 / 0 Comments

Japanese embroidery, called ‘nihon shishu’, is a complex tradition that incorporates several different embroidery techniques that date back as far as the early Kofun period (the 5th century by our reckoning). The History of Japanese Embroidery Nihon shishu was traditionally reserved for very wealthy, high status individuals. In fact, in the Heian period it was…

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Learn about Paper Making from the Masters

By Ian Randell / 7th September 2017 / 0 Comments

Paper crafts play a huge part in the craft and culture of Japan, and their hand made paper with its intricate designs are considered to be the best in the world. Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers made from the long inner fibres of three plants, wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper. As Japan rushes with…

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