What a week I have had at Eau Brink Studio.
Starting on Monday where we are working on Hardanger Embroidery as part of Embroidery Monday.
Hardanger is a traditional embroidery from Europe. Traditionally worked with white threads on white even weave fabric. Stitched in blocks so that threads can be withdrawn giving it distinctive holes.
using colours in the pattern helps to see the stitches.
Tuesday was in the school for art club. and what a great way to end the term using Powertex and stone art to make eggs.
My colour workshop came next.
A great day of colour and experimentation.
Firstly everybody had to work out their colours and then could only use those colours to create their art.
one lady has been on this workshop before and wanted to take the colours she had further. Orange and gold.
This meant looking at adding black, white and grey to create Tints, Hues, tones and shades.
Another customer wanted to know about dyeing fabric with Procion dyes. Her colours sorted and she was unstoppable. The one thing she found amazing was that as the colours moved during the process secondary colours emerged.
And I have to mention a lady who told me that she had no idea how to do this as she is not artistic.
well we will see about that was my reply.
And moving on to using a Gelli Plate to print along with a block
Then it’s all exciting to get ready for the Rainbow Festival at Swaffham on Saturday.
A new idea was to Make and Take. Screen print a hare onto fabric and a card using Thermofax screens and acrylic paint.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what we have been up to and it inspires you to have a go at something new.