Jamie Malden Block Printing Holiday April 2019

Vist the Block Printing capital of the World

From: 2nd April 2019

To: 12th April 2019

Holidays from £1,845.00

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Highlights

Block Printing Jaipur

10 Nights/11 Days

London – Jaipur – London


Hosted by Jamie Malden

Join us in Jaipur on this action packed tour to explore the block printing and fabric that this area is so well known for.  This is very much a hands on holiday. As well as visiting famous monuments, a cooking demonstration, a morning with the elephants and other activities, this holiday includes six different block-printing workshops.  Whilst also making time for retail opportunities at the many markets and fabric stores that are ubiquitous to his area.

This most exciting holiday includes return flights. London Heathrow overnight to Jaipur.  8 nights hotel accommodation including breakfast and evening meal. Private coach throughout the tour.


Highlights of the Tour:

  • 6 different types of Block printing workshops – Khadi/Single block/ Dabu/ Indigo/ Metallic/ double block printing
  • 1 Blue pottery workshop
  • Day with Elephant
  • Famous monuments of Jaipur
  • Explore the colourful/ bright markets of Jaipur
  • Visit to flower market & textile museum

HOTEL

The Fern Hotel Jaipur

We have chosen to stay at the Fern hotel for the first 3 nights of your holiday to help reduce the amount of travelling required to visit the key locations. This hotel is a short distance form the airport, is very modern and comfortable and a gentle introduction to the hubbub of Jaipur. We think you will welcome the rooftop swimming pool to refresh after your flight!

Megh Niwas Hotel Jaipur

The rest of the holiday we will spend in the beautiful privately run hotel called the Megh Niwas. The reason that we love returning to this hotel is the high quality of cleanliness of the rooms and the homemade food. All the foods are grown by the hotel in their organic farm and they have their own chef to cook appropriate meals for us.


Online Booking & Payment Terms

Please book your holiday online – the booking form is found at the top of this page. Once you have submitted your booking form and made your payment, you will be sent a confirmation note and if appropriate an ATOL certificate.

Upgrading your flight?

If you are considering upgrading your flight we will be pleased to assist. Please call us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com at the time of booking for a quote.

Not coming from the UK?

Then it makes sense for you make your own way to Jaipur and meet us there.
Simply email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will send you the details.
Book your own flight and pay the land only price without flight


 

 

Textile Holiday – Block Printing Jaipur India

Colouricious Holidays –  Block Printing Textile Holiday in Jaipur India

Colouricious Holidays – Indian Block Printing Textile Art Holiday

 

Block Printing Holiday Details

Block Printing

It is the process of printing patterns on textiles, usually of linen, cotton or silk, by means of incised wooden blocks. The surface used for printing is a saree length table (approx 6 meters) that is padded with many layers of cloth. The printer aligns the first block to the bottom left corner of the fabric and with incredibly precise hand eye coordination, that has been developed over years of block printing, gives a sharp tap the release the dabu paste onto the cloth. This same process is repeated along the length and width of the fabric.

The printer commences by drawing a length of cloth, from the roll, over the table, and marks it with a piece of coloured chalk and a ruler to indicate where the first impression of the block is to be applied.

He then applies his block in two different directions to the colour on the sieve and finally presses it firmly and steadily on the cloth, ensuring a good impression by striking it smartly on the back with a wooden mallet. The second impression is made in the same way, the printer taking care to see that it fits exactly to the first, a point which he can make sure of by means of the pins with which the blocks are provided at each corner and which are arranged in such a way that when those at the right side or at the top of the block fall upon those at the left side or the bottom of the previous impression the two printings join up exactly and continue the pattern without a break. Each succeeding impression is made in precisely the same manner until the length of cloth on the table is fully printed. When this is done it is wound over the drying rollers, thus bringing forward a fresh length to be treated similarly.

If the pattern contains several colours the cloth is usually first printed throughout with one, then dried, re-wound and printed with the second, the same operations being repeated until all the colours are printed.

Many modifications of block printing have been tried from time to time, but of these only two tobying and rainbowing are of any practical value. The object of tobey printing is to print the several colours of a multicolour pattern at one operation and for this purpose a block with the whole of the pattern cut upon it, and a specially constructed colour sieve are employed. The sieve consists of a thick block of wood, on one side of which a series of compartments are hollowed out, corresponding roughly in shape, size and position to the various objects cut on the block. The tops of the dividing walls of these compartments are then coated with melted pitch, and a piece of fine woolen cloth is stretched over the whole and pressed well down on the pitch so as to adhere firmly to the top of each wall; finally a piece of string soaked in pitch is cemented over the woolen cloth along the lines of the dividing walls, and after boring a hole through the bottom of each compartment the sieve is ready for use. In operation each compartment is filled with its special colour through a pipe connecting it with a colour box situated at the side of the sieve and a little above it, so as to exert just sufficient pressure on the colour to force it gently through the woolen cloth, but not enough to cause it to overflow its proper limits, formed by the pitch-soaked string boundary lines.

The block is then carefully pressed on the sieve, and, as the different parts of its pattern fall on different parts of the sieve, each takes up a certain colour that it transfers to the cloth in the usual way. By this method of tobying from two to six colours may be printed at one operation, but it is obvious that it is only applicable to patterns where the different coloured objects are placed at some small distance apart, and that, therefore, it is of but limited application.

Amber Fort

On reaching the foot of the Fort, you will be transported up by either by elephant or jeep [subject to availability] in order to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area. An elephant [subject to availability/alternatively by jeep] will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls; Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.

Elephant Activity

Day with elephant is a unique and inspiring experience, that we have put together with love. It is a kind of activity with Elephants which is quite special and we are sure you would not have seen anything like this before. It is the experience of owning a beautiful creature like elephant for a day and this is what makes Eleday a must do activity, for anyone visiting India. A day full of adventure with these beautiful & magnificent creatures, it is a special chance for you to Get close and become friends with elephants and interact with it for real. We love our Elephants and do not support any activity which is cruel or harmful for them. For paintings only organic colors are used. All our elephants are female elephants which also makes them loving and gentle and no aggression towards guests who feed them, play with them or bathe them.

Once you reach at our park you will be welcomed in Rajasthani style (Tilak or garland of flowers ) along with soft drinks. After the drinks guests can start the day with elephants. All activities are detailed below.

Introduction

First contact is always important! When meeting an elephant for the first time you have to let them catch your smell. Make them feel comfortable by stroking and talking to them while looking into their eyes. Let the elephant feel your energy and spirit.

Elephant Language

You might be surprised to know that there is a certain language to communicate with the elephants. To be able to understand them you have to learn the basics of this language.

Elephant Feeding

You might have heard of the saying “love goes through the stomach”? Well, elephants are no exception. Feeding is the easiest way to gain their trust. You will get a chance to feed them while learning their feeding habits and what they enjoy most – EATING

“For the Love of an Elephant”

Painting using Organic colors

Learn about the completely natural paint that is used to paint the thick elephant skin. Learn how to create a traditional painting on the elephants face. If you’re not great at drawing don’t worry, we can paint the outlines on their face if you like and then you fill in the gaps with the colors of your choice.

Bare Back Rides  

We’d like to offer our guests a chance to ride our elephants without a saddle. Most elephant rides incorporate a large saddle, which offers some added comfort, which many guests prefer, but for an even closer experience with our elephants we’ll teach you how to ride without the saddle. Learn how to ride on its neck, and communicate through different spoken commands.

Washing the Elephant  

In the late afternoon it is time to wash and scrub the elephants. You can give Shower to your elephant and Wash & Scrub them at Pool side in the garden.

City Palace

The magnificent City Palace is in the centre of the pink city of Jaipur, enclosed by high walls and set amidst fine gardens and courtyards.

Astronomical Observatory

Also called Jantar Mantar made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726and is one of the five such astronomical wonders constructed by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day.

arts and crafts village to explore quilting arts, textile art and embroidery

Have a taste of the real genuine experience – Other block printing workshops during this holiday will include Indigo Dyeing and also block printing in a genuine block printing factory – one in Jaipur and another day in a village outside town. You will spend the day with real artisans, real people who spend their working life block printing.

 

During our stay in Jaipur we will be visiting most of the artists that you see in this movie. There is so much to show you!

Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Depart London

Day 2:

  • Arrive Jaipur by flight AI 491 at 1250 Hrs
  • Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 3:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning visit to Amber fort with elephant / jeep safari.
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant on direct payment basis.
  • After Lunch, introduction about block printing and participate in single block printing workshop [2-3 Hrs]. Later return to hotel
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur 

Day 4:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning visit to the flower market and participate in Indigo block printing workshop [3-4 Hrs]
  • Light snacks will be served during workshop
  • Afternoon visit to tailors for tailor made outfits
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 5:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Drive to Sanganer [1 Hrs drive one way] and participate in metallic block printing workshop
  • Light snacks will be served during workshop
  • Later participate in blue pottery unit and drive back to Jaipur.
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 6:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning visit to Anokhi museum and participate in block printing on t-shirts.
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant on direct payment basis
  • Visit City Palace and Observatory
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 7:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast drive to Bagru [1.5 Hrs one way] and participate in Dabu printing [2-3 hours] and witness carpenter making wooden blocks
  • Light snacks will be served during workshop
  • After workshop visit some of the houses busy in tie-dye activity.
  • Later drive back to Jaipur
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 8:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning, participate in elephant activity – painting / bathing/ feeding/ riding an elephant
  • Afternoon is at leisure
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 9:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning is at leisure.
  • Afternoon participate in cooking demonstration followed by Lunch with local Indian family.
  • Evening visit to Spice shop with tea tasting session
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 10:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast participate in double block printing workshop [2-3 Hrs]
  • Light Snacks will be arranged at the time of workshop with tea/coffee
  • Farewell Dinner is at some special venue
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Day 11:

  • Breakfast is at hotel.
  • Today, at an appropriate time, you will be transferred to Jaipur airport to connect with your flight backhome.

T&C's

Please read these booking conditions carefully as they form the basis of your contract with Colouricious Ltd Holidays. Once you secure your reservation with payment of a deposit or the full amount, we enter into a contract. We assume that you, and any other person on your booking form, or subsequently added to your booking form, have read these Terms & Conditions and agree to them. 

  • The holiday will include accommodation and meals as described on the website at the time of booking.
  • Any flight and transfers details when not available at the time of booking, will be confirmed as soon as available.
  • All tours and visits as described on the website at the time of booking.
  • Travel arrangements are planned many months in advance and it may, very occasionally, be necessary to make changes to, or cancel completely parts of the itinerary. Therefore we reserve the right to make changes after we have entered into this contract.
  • Although your confirmation and subsequent invoices may show the latest flight timings, these are subject to change at the will of the airline.  We will inform you of any flight changes at the earliest opportunity. We do not take any responsibility for flight changes outside our control.  When a change is a significant change (such as an alteration to your flight time by more than 12 hours, or a change to a lower standard of accommodation for the whole or a major part of your holiday), we will advise you as soon as is reasonably possible. You may then either accept the change, or take an alternative holiday (paying or receiving a refund / credit in respect of any price difference), or withdraw and accept a full refund.
  • If your tour director is, for whatever reason, unable to travel with your party, we reserve the right to provide a replacement of similar professional expertise or a local professional guide. This will not be a significant change.
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Your Host

  • If your tour director/guest artist/host is, for whatever reason, unable to travel with your party, we reserve the right to provide a replacement of similar professional expertise or a local professional guide. This will not be a significant change & the holiday will proceed.

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  • We have a deposit of £1,000 to cover the cost of booking a flight & reserving accommodation. We book our flights as early as possible to enable us to offer a competitive package.  In common with most tour operators we do not offer a monthly payment system.  We have a reputable agent in India, our holidays run with and without a UK representative.   All our package holidays are guaranteed by the Civil Aviation Authority administered ATOL scheme. Our ATOL Licence No. 10830

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  • Any increase in price will be limited to the net cost to Colouricious Ltd.

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  • In the event you wish to cancel your holiday you must inform Colouricious Ltd in writing immediately. Cancellation periods are calculated from the date Colouricious Ltd receive your written notification.
  • Cancellation Charges
10 weeks or more          50% of total holiday cost
   6 – 10 weeks                  75% of total holiday cost
Less than 6 weeks         100% of total holiday cost
NB: In addition to the above you may have to forfeit 100% of any flight cost
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  • It is a requirement that all clients have suitable travel insurance.
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  • It should be noted that many of our itineraries include visits to less economically developed countries and that the general levels of comfort and services in some destinations are lower than would be found in the UK and the EU. In particular pavement and road surfaces can be broken and uneven.
  • The dust, heat and exhaust in big cities of LEDC’s may occasionally be troublesome for people with breathing issues. Be assured that providing you are reasonably healthy you will be able to take part in any of our holidays.
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  • Dietary requirements should be advised at the time of booking.

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Booking

Online Booking & Payment Terms

Please book your holiday online – the booking form is found at the top of this page. Once you have submitted your booking form and made your payment, you will be sent a confirmation note and if appropriate an ATOL certificate.

Upgrading your flight?

If you are considering upgrading your flight we will be pleased to assist. Please call us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com at the time of booking for a quote.

Not coming from the UK?

Then it makes sense for you make your own way to Jaipur and meet us there.
Simply email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will send you the details.
Book your own flight and pay the land only price without flight

Don’t want to book online?

If you do not wish to book your holiday online, then please contact us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will arrange it all for you and advise you of the ways you can make your deposit payment.

Testimonials

“Thanks so much for such a wonderful trip with a lovely group of people – was fun to share in all the stories everyone had to tell & enjoy doing the workshops together – so much talent there!  Has been hard to come down to earth & put it all aside for the Christmas time but can go back to it all now & enjoy sorting out photos & look at all the pieces I bought – have not got round to unpacking them yet! Everyone that I bought scarves from Jaipur loved them & a few stories – have even been asked to give a talk & slide show about it!!! ” Daphne


Jamie Malden – you are a STAR!   You will never know just how much it meant to those of us like myself, recently widowed or now finding themselves alone for other reasons, to discover they can enjoy a wonderful holiday again. Your organisation of every detail was exemplary and I would never hesitate to encourage others to join you on a Colouricious holiday.   Being able to participate in block printing workshops with local people was such a privilege, the kindness of everyone we met was outstanding and the fun and happiness felt by everyone made for a really very special holiday.   I am still reliving chaotic but amazing Rajasthan every day and will do for some time to come so thank you SO much! Please also pass on my warmest appreciation to Puneet for all his undivided attention to every detail to ensure our Jaipur experience was the best possible and It was such a pleasure to meet him. Best wishes Sandra


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Namaste… Thank you so much Jamie. I gained so much from our trip to Jaipur, It was just what I needed, some fabulous creative space, lots of lovely new friends and time to regain myself and make sense of my new role in life. You are an amazing lady, through your chance encounter you have touched so many lives. It was a pleasure to travel with you and I am so glad you are leading us to Gujarat.  I can’t wait to get my Jaipur treasures out and get some block printing and stitching started.
I have truly caught the Colouricious bug! Love and best wishes Caroline

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