How is it November Already?
I have no idea where October went but we are very busy at Eau Brink Studio so it is not surprising that it is November already.
Many of you reading this are still nervous about attending workshops and going shopping but so long as we keep on using the masks in crowded areas and wash our hands we should be okay. And of course there is a vaccine. I have had all three as well as the flu one this year already. Doing my bit to try and keep us safe.
With safety in mind I have decided to keep the numbers in the studio to 10. This number works well with the tutors and us learners and it feels comfortable. We will also be keeping the need to wear masks during the workshops when the tutor is demonstrating or in close proximity for a while longer. Who would have thought that we were still trying to keep this thing at bay in November?
Well on to more nicer things.
What is November bringing us then. We have quite a lot going on.
Firstly Progression in Textiles are meeting on the 3rd. It is planning all the way for next years programme of exhibitions. You will be able to find us at the NEC twice, Possibly in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Brancaster and Wymondham. Of course we will keep you informed, Once we have organised it all.
We do hope we can get to exhibit in King’s Lynn as that is where we are based so it would be great.
The first workshop of November is the basic cushion making day on Thursday the 4th. 10 am till about 2pm. All materials provided. All you need to do is turn up after booking with your sewing machine and basic sewing kit. We will be using the Lewis and Irene fabrics for this day. You get to chose your fabrics. Beside learning how to put the boarder onto the front panel you will be learning how to top stitch around the entire cushion even the opening after stuffing it. Refreshments provided. To book just follow this link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/pieced-cushions-with-anita-oneill/
This week sees the last week of the fair at Wymondham so if you have not been take a day out. It is lovely in Wymondham and of course the Big C is open and has loads of fabulous items for crafters.
Sunday is the last day to visit the fair in Wymondham but it is also a day I am going to the NEC for a fair they have on to see what goodies I can get for the shop. Looking forward to that one.
Wednesday 10th of November is Social Wednesday. Why not pop in for a little bit of R and R with your craft? You do not have to bring sewing it can be anything. Refreshments provided. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday-2/2021-11-10/
On the 24th of November we will be with Ruth Holmes who is going to get us making landscapes with layers of fabrics. Using a sewing machine or hand stitch. All the materials are provided for this workshop so once again just bring along your basic sewing kit and sewing machine. Oh and lunch of course. Refreshments are provided.
West Norfolk Artists Association will be holding an exhibition at the Fermoy gallery in Kings Lynn from the 27th of November. Hopefully two of my pieces will be there but if not at least one will be.
And lastly Ruth and Anita will be at the Minister on the 27th until 2pm with a stall for their Christmas fair.
The shop is doing well now that the Emporium is more stable and open for regular hours. The winter hours start from the 1st of November and are 10am till 4pm. The shop has a heater so is nice an cosy. To keep the heat in the door is closed but the shop is definitely open all the time. Even when I am not there.
Well that is all folks as they say for now.
Looking forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks.