Colouricious - the leading source of inspiration for textile arts and crafts - has launched a brand new range of block printing options as the blocks revival continues to grow. Colouricious is the only British company making and supplying authentic printing blocks sourced from its artisan craftsmen in Jaipur, India.
Due to increasing demand, Colouricious founder, Jamie Malden has created a new block printing range with ‘something to suit everyone’ – the new kits are ideal for both beginners and experts in this popular art form.
Jamie Malden commented, “Block printing allows you to create your own works of art – its an ancient technique undergoing a renaissance because it is accessible and affordable for everybody who wants to design their own fabrics. Our new kits have been developed as a direct result from customer feedback and they simply fly out of the door!”
Block printed cushions printed by three 10 year olds
The ‘Starter Kit': All you need to get started, this entry level kit is perfect for beginners and children. It includes a complete set with fabrics; paints; a set of miniature ‘blocks in a box’; sponges and the essential foam mat for printing onto;
(Priced at £25.00)
- The ‘Designer Kit’: Jamie has specially designed and selected a variety of unique blocks (celtic knots, spirals, lovehearts); a printing tray; fabrics; paints; sponges and foam mat;
- The ‘Specialist Kit’: With a range of themed ‘African’ blocks, ideal for designing your own fabrics, this Specialist kit contains large blocks; paints; printing tray, fabrics, sponge and foam mat.
- The ‘Design Your Own Blocks’ Service: Following growing demand for bespoke, personalised blocks, Jamie Malden offers a new ‘design your own’ option. Jamie will create tailored blocks to match individual design requests, selecting the best type and grade of wood with her Indian craftsmen.
Block sizes range from small 1 inch blocks up to very large 50 inch block designs. Jamies’ customers range from theatre designers and museums, to individuals wanting to re-create personal designs for wedding invitations, interior fabric designs and stationery.
(Each bespoke block design is priced/quoted on request. Delivery is 3-6 weeks)
For those wanting a complete in-depth guide to learn the contemporary techniques of this ancient craft, the Colouricious ‘Inspired - Block Printing’ DVD is also available from www.colouricious.com
All the new block printing kits are available directly from Colouricious, at sewing and craft exhibitions. Visit the website or contact Jamie Malden to purchase the new kits.