The Next Steps
The next steps to get the fibre in the studio are not going as well as I would like. John has been onto Openreach and so far passed form one person to another without any results. This is not at all helpful when I want to get the videos out to you live as the quality will be far better and you can ask me questions as we stream. This is not the first battle we have had with them and we do tend to win in the end. I am told to be patient but it is very frustrating.
We are told the issue is that we have a fibre box in the house which means we cannot have one for the studio as Openreach only put one per address? I have questioned this where there are multiple homes or companies at one address. How do they all get connected? All I want is it extended to the studio. So far no answer to that one.
Oh well what have I been up to other than that?
Beside making items for the shop and bringing in more fabrics I have been making kits. I am aiming for people who want to learn to sew . This has come about from many people coming to the studio wanting to learn how to use their sewing machines to sew items for their homes and dressmaking. The first thing I usually get someone to make is a basic cushion, with a zip. And this is the first kit. Of course I will still teach this at the studio if anyone wants help with it.
Fabrics and colours will vary from simple cottons to denim. Some will also have a bit of embroidery on the plan fabrics too.
Besides these and working on my own art for show I have been making up inspiration packs with ideas on what to do with them. Each pack has fabric, papers and threads with an ideas page in them. The are colour co-ordinated to help you with your ideas.
What workshops have we coming up?
Machine Appliqué with Ruth Holmes on the 22nd of July. A lovely day with Ruth getting us to work with our machines to create postcard size Applique. For more information just follow the link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/machine-applique-post-cards-with-ruth-holmes/
You do not have to make postcards out of the days work but they are lovely to send to friends and family. Like a little handmade gift.
We still have 2 spaces on Alex Waylett on the 26th and 27th of July. This is a Monday and Tuesday. More information can be found on https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/3d-mixed-media-tryptch-machine-embroidery/
I am really looking forward to this workshop as I have been taking photographs of the meadow and some of the flowers will work very well for this workshop.
Then in August we have Jenny O’Leary coming for two days of Batik creating landscapes as follows. Using the exciting art of batik – hot wax resist – on paper and tissue paper and using traditional and non traditional tools to create interesting marks and textures. We will then cut and tear the papers we make to create collages, landscape being our inspiration. These will then be used as our starting point on day two to create work on cotton fabric. Having never used hot wax on tissue paper before this will be a new discovery for me and I am quite excited about the workshop.
To book just follow this link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/batik-with-jenny-oleary/2021-08-07/
Of course we still have our social Wednesdays and our Experimental Wednesdays to look forward to as well. To join us for the social Wednesdays this link will take you to the booking page https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday/2021-08-11/
This month we are playing with foils and the heat press for Exerimental Wednesday. Materials are included for this one but of course you are welcome to bring along any you have .
As we move out of our restrictions I have decided to keep them for the time being. So I ask you to still use the QR code to register when you arrive and to use the gels for your hands. I will also keep the numbers at a maximum of 10 as I like the interactions we get without too many people in the room at one time. We will be utilising the outside space more too. We did have a gazebo up attached to the studio where the patio will be going but unfortunately as expected it has blown down in the wind. Still it was a great space when up.
I am looking forward to seeing you all in the studio soon