A Busy Week at Eau Brink Studio teaching, making and organising new mugs and coasters.
On Monday a lady and her daughter came to learn how to embroider onto calico. The aim was to make little bags to put herbs in to raise money for a local carehome.
Tuesday was all about the stitching. Machining items to sell such as the scissor holders. Aslo learning how to make small items of interest for craft stalls.
Wednesday children arrived to make a memory book, using many art techniques. At the end we printed out the pictures of them working to pasted them into the books. It was a great day of fun and mess.
At the end of the day the books looked fantastic.
Powertex Thursday. We had a lovely group in this week including a father and daughter who spent the day making brooches, dog tags, this lovely heart, and may other items. The interaction in the group was great with everyone sharing ideas and helping each other to create fabulous items using Powertex. Our next Powertex workshop is on Thursday 23rd of August from 10am till 4pm.
Friday saw young textilers coming in to learn how to fill up their sketchbooks with colour techniques. They went on to make felt and use the sewing machines to make cords and use solvable film with free motion embroidery. To see what they go up to follow this link. https://www.facebook.com/eaubrinkstudio/videos/255423328628941/
And Saturday we enjoyed a day of Eco dyeing. Where we used a mixture of flowers and foliage from the garden as well as dried natural dye stuffs. The results were amazing and to see what we got up to just follow the link. https://www.facebook.com/eaubrinkstudio/videos/280654236087539/
Steaming flowers in fabric to be unwrapped the next day.
Sometimes the studio was very fragrant with fruit and flowers and I have to report there was one dye pot that smelt like rotten spouts.
If you fancy joining in on any of our workshops just go to http://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/events/
Whats coming up?
Every Thursday is Powertex Thursday and you are welcome to join us at any time.
Wednesdays are Experimental days and on the first Wednesday of every month we have a lovely group of ladies who have got together to form the Experimentals group. This group is almost at capacity now so if you fancy joining them come along and meet the ladies to see what we get up to.
We are fast approaching September and that means Abigail Mill, Cas Holmes workshops. Along with the regular workshops of Embroidery Monday, Experimental Wednesday, and Powertex Thursday,
I will also be at Downham Market selling items at a craft fair on the 2nd of September and at The Hand Made Fair at Hampton Court for three days from the 14th of September.
Come along to say hello at any time as the kettle is always on and I always have home made cakes for you to enjoy.
See you soon.