Confession Time for Eau Brink Studio
Oh dear I am sorry to say we have got a little behind during April. I have no idea where the month went to. One day I am putting out emails announcing the months programme and then it is the end of the month. Where on earth did the middle go?
So to put things right I am going to spend a fair bit of time in the studio over the next few days catching up with emails, bookings and the shop items.
I also need to spend a little time in the shop as the fabrics need to be cut and packaged ready to grab off the shelves if you want a metre or less. Not to mention unpack the latest arrivals of threads and needles.
On top of this I have to finish items for the shop such as bags , peg bags, pin cushions, cushions and kiddies clothes so you can see how the fabrics look made into lovely items and of course needle cases as well as scissor holders.
Luckily the 3d printers are going full time and we are managing to keep up with the stock and orders for dinosaurs as well as dragons and cookie cutters.
The videos will be uploaded for April and the first for May’s challenge in the next day or two.
So that’s the end of my confession time and moving onto this month.
What is Eau Brink’s May challenge? It is called Finders Keepers.
This challenge is all about finding something you want to keep or have already found and want to keep. It can be anything that you can fit into a pocket. Not just any pocket but one that you have made using a pattern from the V&A. Here is the link to help you http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/m/make-your-own-pocket/
This link takes you to a 1838 guide on how to make a tied pocket to the size of the item your keeping. These pockets can be as basic or elaborate as you want to make them.
Traditionally made from linen and embroidered as your need. However silk and wool were also used depending on what you needed to carry in it.
The Victoria and Albert museum has a good collection of pockets to see on your next visit.
First spend a little time looking at your found item making a note of the shape, size, colour and pattern. Think about what it is made of so you can decide what fabric to use for your pocket.
Of course you do not have to make your pocket from fabric it can be paper or card or even materials you have made yourself by melting packaging to form a new material.
What else is going on at Eau Brink Studio then?
We do have room on our Shibori workshop on Saturday 15th May if you would like to have a go at this brilliant workshop with Anita just click on this link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/procion-dye-day-3/
There is also room on the Beginners Loom Bead Weaving with Ruth Holmes. This workshop is on Thursday 27th May . 10 am till 4pm. To know more just go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/beginners-loom-bead-weaving-with-ruth-holmes/
And of course we welcome anyone who wants to drop in on Wednesdays for a day of crafts on our social Wednesdays https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday-2/2021-05-12/
Or join us for Experimental Wednesday on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/stitch-and-create-2020-01-15-2021-02-10-2021-05-19/2021-05-19/
Take Care Everyone