Phew, Open Studios Ended today for another year.
Its has been very busy making, demonstrating and chatting to people of all ages.
Some people were well known to Eau Brink Studio whilst others are new to us. Thank you everybody for stopping and chatting to me. Also a big thank you to Christine and Sandra for helping me out over the weekend at the Embroiderers Guild exhibition. You are shining stars.
The sheep will now be happy as they can roam about all day.
Welcome to our new subscribers. Each Sunday I sit and write this blog to show you all what I have been up to and what is coming up over the month. As well as what is new.
On Wednesday the Experimental group met as usual being the first Wednesday of the month. We worked our way through some of Maggie Grey’s workshop with fantastic results. You can see them on the Eau Brink Facebook Page.
This piece is layers painted onto Vilene using inks, Acrylics and Gesso.
Everybody used different stencils with fantastic effect.
We also dyed Silk Rods and stitched into them to create more texture. In some cases we stitched over Cords which we made first using our sewing machines.
Then we cut up the main piece and started to assemble them in different ways.
Mixed media is one of the most interesting ways of creating art, and exciting items for the home or office. Especially if you experiment with different media. No only do I love this way of working I never plan it. For me just gathering a few materials together and then sitting down and seeing what happens is exciting.
At the moment my favorite media are Xpandaprint and Scolabrush crystals. Mixing these two creates endless pieces of textured art. Just like this one.
The background it Scolabrush and the shell is Xpandaprint with Acrylic paint to make it look like a fossil.
Once the painting is completed I added Acrylic wax to set it and then stitched it all over to make the fossils stand out further.
So what else has been happening at Eau Brink.
The most annoying thing is the Post Office has decided to change our address from Eau Brink Studio, Eau Brink Cottage Eau Brink, Tilney All Saints, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. PE34 4SQ to Eau Brink Studio, Eau Brink Cottage, Pullover Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. PE34 4SG. I have no idea why but they are going to find out how much of a problem this is now causing me as I have to change all the literature, and I have to inform all my suppliers as well as you my customers. Apparently they have already made the change before informing me.
On Saturday I will be at the Rainbow festival at Fakenham Racecourse. Come on over for a fantastic day out with live music and lots of fun.
For the rest of the month we have the lovely Alison Hulme coming for two days and just after on the Saturday I will be teaching a workshop for beginners Natural Dyeing. For further information on the dyeing day just click on the link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/natural-dye-day/
Just a last note on the regular workshops.
Monday evenings are Embroidery. Suitable for beginners who want to learn a new skill or for anyone wanting to rekindle old skills. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/embroidery-monday-2/2018-06-18/
Wednesdays are Experimental days where you can try something new or use up a kit with a little help from me. Or just come and play as I really do not mind the mess. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/experimental-wednesday/2018-06-13/
And before I forget:
During the summer school holidays the Saturdays have been allocated to the younger generations. Where they can come and learn new skills with sewing and mixed media. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/young-textilers-5/2018-07-27/