March 2019 - EAU Brink Studio

March 23, 2019

 Eau Brink Studio is taking part in the Powertex Open Studios this weekend . We are open from 10 o’clock till 4 o’clock. Why not come along and learn what you can create with this fabulous fabric hardening medium?

You can bring along a chipped ornament, bowl or garden ornament and we can look at how we can enhance and repair it for a small sum of just £10.00.

Children can make wands or dragon Easter eggs. All you need is two hours and you can go home with a finished item.

The ladies at the Walpole Arts and Crafts Club enjoyed making these plaques on Friday Morning. To see more pictures just pop over to the Eau Brink Instagram or Facebook page.

The school children this week enjoyed making pictures using foils from little kits. Fairies and wizards were the most popular. Then we made cards and envelops for family and friends. Not so messy this week. I will put that right next week though.

Whats new for me?

I am going to make jelly roll rugs. A small one to start with just to get a feel for it. I think also I can make bowls using the same method but a little tighter. watch this space for an update on that one.

The Handmade Festival with Kirstie Allsopp  tickets are now available and you can get a discount by using this code at the checkout… SHOP. I would love to see you there on the 13TH – 15TH SEPTEMBER HAMPTON COURT. It is going to be bigger and better this year with new sellers and demonstrators.

I will be running a raffle for a Jelly Roll rug during this event. £1.00 a ticket going on sale soon.

 

Don’t forget.

The Embroiderers Guild exhibition will include make and take.   

Home made cakes to enjoy with your tea and coffee.

Stall holders selling many items to do with textiles so you can grab a bargain.

The exhibition will have items for sale too.

The King’s Lynn Embroiderers guild have changed their name to the West Norfolk Embroiderers and this month will be meeting during the day on Wednesday 27th of March at Eau Brink Studio for a Sew and Tell day from 10 am. You are welcome to join us for a chat and refreshments at any point till 4 pm.

Workshop updates.

Anna shore Medallions workshop by the Embroiderers Guild has spaces.

Small Objects of Desire with Cas Holmes has only two spaces available.

Postcards By Cas Holmes has fourspaces available.

Finding your Feet with Pauline Wrighton has spaces available. Pauline will be at Eau Brink Studio on the 12th of May teaching us what we can do with all the different feet on our sewing machines. A fabulous day of sewing for only £35.00 including refreshments.

Revamp a Lamp with Melanie Missin-Keating has spaces. Mel will be teaching us how to up-cycle a lovely old lampshade into a fabulous new colourful lampshade. This is a two day workshop for just £90.00 and refreshments included.

If you are interested in the up and coming workshops just click on the link and it will take you to the workshop page.


March 11, 2019
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It is a busy time at Eau Brink Studio and The Barn.

Why? I will tell you.

As some readers know I have spent the past few weeks setting up my little shop at The Barn in Long Sutton. Now it is beginning to look like a shop with my items I make. There are also one or two items from suppliers which I use when creating and teaching.

The next step has been to introduce workshops for children. Powertex mainly at the moment. Two hours where you can drop the children off and go for a coffee or shopping in peace. Just book them in at the desk. Pay a £5.00 none refundable deposit and then £10.00 to Anita on the day. See posters at The Barn for dates. We will be making wands like the picture shows.

This will include the Sundays when the car boots are on. Then you can drop off the children on the day at what time suits you while you go and look around the car boot. Again it is £15.00 for two hours.

Anita has a fully enhanced DBS check in place. We can accommodate up to 10 children at a time.

During the Easter School Holidays I will be organising the same workshops at Eau Brink Studio. The first being the wand workshop. To take a look at whats on go to www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk

What’s coming up?

Friday the 22nd March  till  Sunday 24th March I am part of Powertex Open Studios. Open from 10 am till 4 pm each day where you can pop in and take a look at all the lovely things you can make using Powertex. You will get the opportunity to talk to Anita about this medium and what it can be used for.

The Powertex Open Studios will be on once again from Friday 29th March to Sunday 31st March again 10 am till 4 pm. You will get the chance to come and have a go during this second event.

Unfortunately I have had to cancel the Experimental Wednesday on the 20th of March due to an appointment I cannot cancel or change.

The children in the schools are enjoying a number of workshops on a Tuesday Afternoon this term which have so far included a great deal of messy fun.

The King’s Lynn Embroiderers Guild has changed its name to West Norfolk Embroiderers and are holding a drop in Sew and Tell at Eau Brink Studio on Wednesday 27th March from 10 am till 4 pm. Why not pop along and see what we are getting up to? This replaces our evening meeting on the same day.

The Guild members are preparing for their exhibition in July at St Nicholas Chapel in King’s Lynn. I understand there is still space for stall holders. All stalls have to be connected to sewing in some way or form. for further information contact Sandra at [email protected] who will be able to assist you.

Due to cancellations I do have spaces on both of the Cas Holmes workshops in April. To take a look go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/two-days-with-cas-holmes/ for the two day workshop and https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/cas-holmes-postcards/ for the one day workshop.

I also have copies of three of Cas Holmes books for sale at the studio and The Barn.

Also in April during the Easter Weekend The West Norfolk Artists are having an exhibition at Thornham. Entry is free so why not come along and see what we have on offer? Spend a little time browsing and then go to the Deli for coffee or lunch. A great trip out.

 

If you missed our fun at Textiles East just take a quick look at this last post. We are looking forward to next years event.

For those readers who enjoyed looking at the work by a family who came to learn about colour therapy they are returning for even more with a few friends. I will of course post their day so you can see what they are getting up to next week.

Animal Update

We do believe our girls are with lamb and are eagerly waiting for the happy day they arrive. We are expecting the happy event to be in the next four weeks all being well.

I am busy processing the fleece from the last lambs before they went away. When carding it the softness is wonderful. I am bagging it up for the Makit fair at Peterborough. I also have a small amount at The Barn. It is undyed and I am selling at 10 pence a gram.

The ducks are laying again but the crows get to the eggs before us. We will have to do something about that. The chickens are also laying but we do not have a cockerel at the moment so no chicks there for a while.

The bees are busy flying and collecting pollen so hopefully both colonies will be in full flow for two lots this year. The rapeseed is growing so that will have to be collected as soon as they make the honey or it sets so hard it has to be discarded. We cream it so you can spread it on your toast in the mornings.

I hope to see you all soon

Anita