This week we at Eau Brink Studio have been attending fairs at Wymondham and Hampton Court Palace.
Although a very busy time we have had great fun.
Wymondham has been a two week event of displaying our Textiles and of course selling them. The King’s Lynn Embroiderers Guild had many items from our members to showcase the work we make and to encourage new members.
Wow what a roller coaster of a weekend this turned out to be. Thursday we packed up the van and trudged off to London. We made good time until we were near Hampton Court and then the traffic was horrendous. John and I agreed we would never complain about the traffic in King’s Lynn again. We duly awaited our allotted time to unload and then set up the stall with many other traders all working together to help each other. there was also a team of maintenance guys to help too. And of course the Health and Safety guy was wondering along ensuring we complied to the rules.
And here we are all set up and ready for the Friday mornings start.
Friday we had to be sure all was okay by 9am. Meaning we were there at 8am making sure that all the items were priced and we had enough packaging if needed.
Kirstie spent time wondering around looking at all the stalls and chatting to the stall holders until she opened the event at 09.30. She was around for the entire three days and on the Saturday evening hosted a social event for the stall holders.
As the early mornings and long days kick in by the end of day three the thought of driving home is not a pleasant one. Of course we did get stuck on the M25 in very slow traffic.
As we reflect on the busy days and the lovely people we have met it was a great experience.
I was particularly pleased to see the people from Norfolk who popped in and said hello. Thank you for your support.
Of course it was very difficult not to go shopping myself.I have only bought a little bit of fabric, a pattern or two. John ought me a lovely pair of warm silk fluffy slippers. Not bad really.
Whats next then?
Cas holmes will be here on the weekend of the 29th of September. her course is full but I will see what we can get her to do next year. Probably earlier in the year.
Then we have Clare Hedges in October. There are spaces available for this course so do book if you want to join us as I have had a lot of enquiries about it. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/tiny-acorns-to-terrific-tassels-passementerie-workshop/2018-10-06/
I will be updating the website of the next few days with other coursed that will range from one to two days. Including Melly Made lampshades for the new year. This one will be over two days so you get to finish your masterpiece.
I am looking at starting another group for Experimentals as the group that meets on the first Wednesday is getting rather full. My plan is that if we have two meeting dates then everyone can switch between the two and get to know each other. That way if you miss a date you can catch up with the other group.
From the 1st of October I will be selling items and planning small workshops in the Barn at Long Sutton. I am really looking forward to this as I have been waiting for a space for some time now.
Also at Le Strange Barns in Hunstanton I am supplying more of my items as they keep selling out so a bigger space has been allotted to me.
One last note..
The King’s Lynn Embroiderers Guild are holding a workshop at Eau Brink Studio by Moira Neale. Fabric faces will be on the 20th of October from 10am till 4pm. There are two spaces available for this day. If you would like to book please contact Christine on [email protected] who will be able to help you.
The cost is £35.00 for none members and £30.00 for Embroiderers Guild Members. You will need to give your membership number on booking. Here is a little snippet of what will be going on..
On this workshop we will concentrate on making just the faces. You may prefer to make one large one or two or three smaller versions. If there is time you could add clothing too.
I will be showing you how to free machine and there will be plenty of opportunity to practice before working on your faces. This workshop is a bit of fun….the wonkier your stitching, the quirkier the result! Just come along and enjoy the day and learn how to make faces to include in your quilts or to make a gallery of your friends and family!
See you all soon.