Bringing New Challenges to Eau Brink Studio
As the new season is upon us I am finding it is bringing new challenges to Eau Brink Studio. One being keeping warm or cool. I mean the heating is on over night in the studio, but during the day it is either too hot with it on or too cool with the heating off. The door is being open and closed as the day goes on and the temperature in the studio changes constantly. And what do we wear? As I write this to you I have the heating off, the doors open and the sun is pouring in just like a mid summers day.
You have to love October. We get to see all weathers as the season changes as well as all colours in the gardens. As many of you know my garden is a huge challenge for me. I am hoping the new gardener will appear very soon to help. In the mean time I will continue to cut grass and do my little bit. I have missed the sheep this year as they did keep everything down.
Another challenge is to upgrade our tables. Whilst we had the tables out of the studio for Open Studios we have decided to put another layer over the top of the wood. John has requested samples from various companies to see what we can use. I would like a non slip layer so that machines do not slip but we will see what we can get.
Talking of Open Studios, I would like to thank all the ladies of Progression in Textiles for all their hard work and support during this last two weeks. We have had some fun and lots of lovely visitors.
All the feedback has been very positive and welcoming. So I would also like to thank all the visitors who have come along to see what we have been up to and to discuss our plans for the coming year.
Progression in Textiles will be meeting on Wednesday 13th October to evaluate and plan the next outing of our work. Which will be in the Spring.
In the mean time at Eau Brink Studio we are working on items for Wymondham in two weeks time. We will be setting up on Monday 25th October and the Christmas fair will run until Sunday 7th November. So many other Norfolk Makers will be there for the two weeks so worth a visit.
I am planning 2022’s programme and we are going in embrace new workshops. The changes are going to include a 6 week line drawing course with Rachel, and I am on the look out for someone to come a teach a short course in Watercolours followed by a short course in Acrylics and then a short course in other painting mediums to bring it all together. So if you are reading this and know of someone who would be interested in teaching please get them to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another new workshop is with Sarah Hibbert who makes modern quilts using collage to create the initial pattern. The day will start with Sarah showing us how to create our collage with papers and then in the afternoon will be turn our collage into a quilted block. The challenge here would be to create a big quilt from the block. Really looking forward to this one. I met Sarah at Knit and Stitch last week to discuss what we are looking for and when she has recovered from the show Sarah will send through the information and date. If you like what she is doing maybe we can encourage Sarah to come to us again later in the year.
This weeks live on Tuesday evening at 7pm is going to be how to make a cathedral window quilted block using the sewing machine. It is much quicker than all the hand stitching and the cutting out is also easier. Just straight lines.
You can even use pre cuts for this one.
Experimental Wednesday on 20th October. We will be playing with ink transfers using gum arabic. If you fancy booking in go to www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/events and look for the date its on. Alternatively you can contact Anita on 01553 611009 and request a place. Experimental Wednesdays do get booking up quickly so please reserve you please early to avoid disappointment.
If your booked onto Suzette Smart this coming weekend please look out for an email regarding that workshop.
Take care everyone