Half Way into 2nd Lockdown
So here we are again and now half way through. How are you all feeling? Keeping busy is key for me as it is easy to slip into bad habits and poor health.
With this in mind I make a point of getting up early still and working on my admin before the day really begins. Evenings are spent sewing my own work. To continue to develop and evolve so whilst the boys watch sports I can sew happily in my studio.
We are working hard at moving the shop around and making new stock for it such as new bags and Christmas decorations which will be added onto the online shop very soon. 2021 is now planned and the website will be updated over the next few days.
So Every alternative Wednesday we have Social Wednesday. From 10 am till 4 pm you are welcome to join us for a day of chatter and sewing. Of course there will be cake to go with the hot drinks. This day will only cost £10.00 unless you purchase materials from the studio.
Just bring along your stitching and machine if you want to use it and your lunch. All machines must be PAT tested. If this is a problem John will PAT test it for you for a small fee.
To book in just go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday/ Our first one is on the 9th December if we are out of lockdown. Not 2021 but near enough to get going.
Every third Wednesday we will continue with Experimental Wednesday as it is a great day of experimenting and moving our own practice on or in different directions.
We have booked in a number of visiting artists and we are slowly getting them on the system. Of course it is difficult as we do not know what will happen so I am planning as if we can have a normal life again. Though I think it may be a very different normal to what we are used to. Not all of our visiting artist are will us for two days many are one day workshops and we have quite a varied programme planned for the year.
PAT Testing Days
On the second Wednesday of every month John will be around if you want to have your machines or equipment tested. The charge is £2.50 per item or three items for £5.00. John will also change plugs if need be for a additional cost of £1. per plug.
Progression in Textiles
We are working hard to complete items for exhibition in the new year hopefully starting at the Norfolk Makers Festival in Norwich. It will be a little different next year depending on the restrictions that may be imposed but at least we hopefully will have a great exhibition for you to visit. Some items will be available for sale through contact with the artist.
Our full programme will be uploaded to our Facebook page by the end of November. And onto the Eau Brink Studio Website.
We are on the look out for a Ram for our girls. A Lincoln Longwool ram so we can have lambs in the spring. the problem we have is Johns mobility is limited and he is not able to fix the trailer on his own so we cannot collect a ram it needs to be delivered. We have put out a plea on Facebook but so far nobody has responded. It may be that I try and help John with fixing the trailer but the gates and back are very heavy and need to come off for repair. Fingers crossed someone can deliver a ram for the girls.
Our fox issue continues but we have outsmarted it for the time being by penning in one house of birds. It looks like we may be doing the same for the rest. such a bind for them but its the only way to keep them safe.
The geese are happy with the ducks flapping around on the pond when the fox visits so there is not a problem for them.
Our puppies are growing daily and growing naughtier daily too. so funny to watch them. Though somethings are not going to be forgiven like wrecking my spinning wheel.
The girls are almost housetrained. One still has not learnt how to hold it for more than 3 hours all the time but she is getting there. They have learnt to sit by the door if they want to got out but do not bark. Though they will run to us and run back to the door sometimes. So daily improvements. Their next challenge is to get used to being in the car. They both get very frightened and need lots of reassurance at the moment.
Stay Safe Everyone.