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What a week

March 25, 2018by Anita

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.

Hand stitched 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 Stitched in blocks so that threads can be withdrawn giving it distinctive holes.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.

Love using the gloves
Powertex mess is fun

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.

exploring colour
This is what happens when you add white, grey and back to your colours

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.

A joy to see how they turn out
Wow look at the colours

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.

fabulous colours
Wow the colours change when overlaid with ink wash.

And moving on to using a Gelli Plate to print along with a block

printing
Wow it works

Then it’s all exciting to get ready for the Rainbow Festival at Swaffham on Saturday.

New products
All ready to go at Swaffham.

A new idea was to Make and Take. Screen print a hare onto fabric and a card using Thermofax screens and acrylic paint.

Print a hare
Screen Printing fun. six designs to choose from made it difficult to decide which one to print. A card and and piece of fabric to do as well as adding the design we added a little bit of bling using foils. great fun..

I hope you enjoyed seeing what we have been up to and it inspires you to have a go at something new.

 

Anita

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