What a week I have had at Eau brink Studio.
It all started on Monday with an email from the team at The Handmade Fair which is next weekend. Many emails and phone calls later I think I am ready.
I had originally planned to travel on the Friday morning and set up on arrival. But the email I received instructed me I had to be there on the Thursday evening. Panic then. Luckily I could add a night to the hotel but it means I have lost a days preparation. So I cancelled everything else except the experimental Wednesday and the after school art club. Which means I have been using the time to catch up.
I am now at the stage of making sure I have everything and will be planning on Monday our staging. Whew.
Experimental Wednesday was great fun with us all working on something different. One person using the Lamination technique for transferring pictures to fabric. She then had a go at Shibori dying fabrics too. Another got to grips with free motion machine embroidery for the first time. whilst another lady practiced her free motion machining too.
That just left one other who was working on a piece for the Kings Lynn Embroiderers Guild exhibition and I worked on finishing making up peg bags whilst helping the others when they needed me.
John popped in to do the PAT testing for those who bought items. Well that’s what he said as we were having tea and cake.
The children at the school enjoyed an hour of playing with Xpandaprint by using it with paints on door hangers. They were fascinated when it puffed up.
What’s happening this month?
Well beside the Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair on the 11th to the 13 at Ragley Hall it is also Textiles In Action at Thornham on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27 which is the first weekend of the Open Studios.
Open Studios is from the 26th May to the 10th June. there are lots of artists participating and if you need a booklet they are everywhere. If anywhere has run out just let me know. I have plenty more to give out.
The Kings Lynn Embroiderers Guild are holding an Exhibition called Time and Tide on the 9th and 10th June.
So there is loads going on for you to go and look at.