Not All Workshops Are The Same

September 27, 2021by Anita

Not All Workshops Are The Same

Our world has gone mad. But I am staying calm because I can sew, create and explore in my studio.  You can too if you fancy it. I am often asked if a returning tutor is revisiting a previous workshop. The answer is  mostly no unless it has been requested. Not all workshops are the same. Even with two tutors working in a similar way there is always something new to learn.

We just had an amazing weekend with Anne Hellyer making little streets. Using a variety of fabrics that Anne had dyed and our sewing machines on free motion.

This is my effort.

We were all given the same template to work from but had to choose our own fabrics and design our own buildings.

The results were amazing. None of them are the same.

Anne will be returning next year to get us to work on panels instead of buildings.

Whist we sat at our machines on Sunday Radio Norfolk popped in as we took part in the Treasure Quest programme. It was great fun being part of the programme. We were clue number 3. If you want to listen to this programme just follow this link  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09vcjtf  Or you can take a look at the pictures from the programme here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09x061r .

Progression in Textiles

Tuesday will see us setting up our exhibition for Open Studios, We will have the doors open Friday 1st October, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October. Then Friday 8th October, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th too. If you would like to come in during the week please call or email Anita and we will open up for you.

Not all our members like to sell their work.

Suzette Smart

Have you heard of Suzette Smart? A wonderful tutor and textile artist. Her work is very distinctive. Here is a little snippet from her website.

I’m a Textile Artist and Tutor living in a rural hamlet in North Shropshire. The natural world outside my door as well as the familiar journeys along the towpath close by, are my greatest source of inspiration for stitching and storytelling.

I’m not a light stitcher and I never manage to tell all in the first layer but prefer to build a story through collage, thread and a little mixed media. My work often includes hidden histories in the inherited or found fabrics and repurposed embroideries (own and other) I choose to use for collage and sometimes as my foundation layer. I mainly use free machine embroidery but the finishing stitches are often by hand.

Suzette is coming to Eau Brink Studio to teach on the 16th and 17th of October where we will be working towards a scroll or book using nature as our inspiration. You can choose your subject to work with. Using collage and stitch in layers we will build our work over the two days.

To book just follow this link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/nature-inspired-book-or-scroll-suzette-smart/

Suzettes workshop is the last two day workshop for this year at Eau Brink Studio the next one is Cas Holmes in February.

Go Live

This Tuesday we will be going live in the studio showing you a little bit of the exhibition as it takes shape. Also I will be showing you how to make a cushion using a Pre-cut fabric roll from Lewis and Irene.

Lewis and Irene fabrics are new to EBS Retail so if your wanting your lovely cotton fix pop into the Long Sutton Emporium or go to my on line shop where we are adding lines all the time. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/shop/

Come and visit us at

Eau Brink Studio,

Eau Brink Cottage,

Pullover Road,

Tilney All Saints


PE34 4SG

01553 611009


Stay Safe,







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