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November 11, 2018
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We all know that preparation is key but there are times when no matter how hard we try outside influences can impact our plans.

What do you do to plan your week?

I have an excellent diary planner which has the whole year planned out. I know where I should be each day as well as the preparation I need to do.

My week starts on a Sunday evening when I should get my blog finished ready for the social media to send it out to you all on Monday.

I then look at what I need to have ready for each day. This week I need to add in extra towels and rollers for an added workshop for felt flower making. I need to Plan a workshop for Monday afternoon, cut out many flower shapes for the school on Tuesday, ensure there is plenty of cake on Wednesday.

The website needs updating, the social media scheduled emails need to be kept on top of.

Then I get to spend the rest of the time making lovely items for the fairs and shops. Which means cutting them out once I have decided what I need. But not this Sunday as I have been at Dents Farm.

 What a fabulous weekend we have had. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. And thank you to all our customers old and new. It was lovely to see you all.

 

 

So what’s coming up then I hear you ask?

Christmas Decorations

November 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

£25.00

Do you fancy making your own decorations for Christmas using traditional techniques?

Then join us at Eau Brink Studio on the 24th of November for Christmas Decorations with Clare Hedges.

We will be starting at 09.30 and finishing at 1pm. Clare will be supplying all the materials.

All you need to bring is yourself and your scissors. Refreshments included in the price.

Making Christmas decorations using traditional techniques is not as hard as you think.

Clare will supply all the materials and equipment so you will just need to turn up and follow her easy instructions.

Of course Clare is on hand if you get stuck and need a little extra help.

Once you know what to do then you can make these decorations all year round for other celebrations in many colours.

Beginners Skirt Workshop

November 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

£25.00

Beginner level at Eau Brink Studio.

Using a simple pattern, Create a skirt in this one day workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you caught the sewing bug?  Are you waiting (patiently) for the sewing bee to come back on our screens? This is your chance to get ahead with your winter wardrobe and sew a skirt for you.

Starting with learning how to read the pattern, Pippa will take you step by step to create a simple skirt.  Learn how to finish seams to prevent fraying, Stitch a dart, put in a zip and everything else in between to create a skirt.

 You’ll need:

·       A pattern.  Most of the pattern companies have a beginners/ simple section to choose a pattern from.  If you like the look of some of the indi pattern companies you could try Sew me somethings Viola skirt or for a slim pencil skirt, Liesel and co super sharp pencil skirt.  Simple sews Kiera skirt or The Named Azara skirt works for those that like a little more flow of fabric.  A quick search for skirt patterns will give you lots of choice, just remember, the less pieces it appears to have, the simpler it will be to put together and the more likely you’ll be to make it in a day.

·       Fabric- your pattern will give you an idea on the back as to the type of fabric to choose, if in doubt, ask a fabric shop assistant.

·       Thread and machine needles to match your fabric

·       Sewing machine

·       Sewing kit i.e. Scissors (Paper and Fabric) Pins, Hand needles, Tape measure etc

·       Zip, if your pattern requires one

·       Interfacing-choose a weight that’s slightly lighter than you fabric.  If in doubt ask an assistant.

Powertex Thursday

November 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Recurring Event (See all)

£20.00

Want to Discover the Possibilities of Powertex? You can on Powertex Thursday.

Powertex
Fabric Bowl with Powertex

Learn how to manipulate this versatile medium, giving you the start to get creating…

Have you recently purchased a Powertex system, but are finding it tough to get results?

Perhaps you have heard about the potential of this fabric hardening system to create beautiful and distinctive structures?

Although Powertex can produce outstanding results, you are not alone if you are struggling to make this environmentally friendly product work for you.

If you want a practical grounding in using this sculpting medium then Powertex Thursdays is the perfect solution.

Designed to give you the skills and know how to capture your creative flair, this course takes place at Eau Brink Studio under the supervision of Anita O’Neill.

Available for £20.00 this 2-3 hour course gives you all the basics needed to make a jar or brooch. Whole days are also available for support with larger projects.

This course gives you the following…

  • All your materials are included – in the overall course price and extra products are available for a small cost to ensure you achieve the result you desire.

 

  • Initial demonstration – watch as Anita goes through all the basics necessary for successfully bringing your ideas to life with this exciting medium.

 

  • Positive learning environment – work with Powertex and share information and findings with other artists and creatives in a fun, energised atmosphere.

 

  • Refreshments – including Anita’s famous cakes and cups of tea to get the inspiration flowing around the room.

Experimental Wednesday

December 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Recurring Event (See all)

£20.00

Mixed Media

There are many ways to decorate fabric and paper using stitch, dyes, paints and other mediums. But have you ever thought about mixing up the paints and stitches? What about making your own surface to stitch into or to add to using paints or other embellishments? How many kits are lurking in your craft room or cupboards that you have not used yet?

 

Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a day where you can be free to experiment using any medium you like. We have put paper to fabric, made paper, dyed fabrics and used the left over dye as ink. 

We look around us and think about what everyday objects can be used for in our experimenting. for example: take some rusty objects and lay them over and around fabric. Leave for  a few weeks and then unwrap. Lovely rust dyed fabrics to sew into. 

 

Snow is something many dread. We look forward to it as then we can use it to dye fabrics using Procion Dye crystals.

The world around us makes many synthetic fabrics which can be coloured and then heated to make the most fantastic surfaces. Such as Tyvek, Lutradour, and of course everyday plastics.

Every Wednesday from 10am till 4pm. From £20.00 per day and then additional costs for materials. Refreshments included but not lunch.

Gain an Expressive Flair and New Confidence Working with Mixed Media

 Learn the techniques that will give you the basis for a developing your creativity and own personal style at Eau Brink Studio.

Have you been on a course or show that has opened your eyes to the possibilities of working with textiles, paint, inks, wax, acrylics and other types of mixed media?

Want to take your artistic productions to the next level and develop a range of skills that you can explore in your own studio or home workshop?

If the answer is yes, then the Experimental Wednesday Course at Eau Brink Studios with Anita O’Neill could give you the boost you need to take your creativity to the next stage.

Designed to teach you everything you need to get the results you want from mixed media – this 6 hour course is available for £20.00.

This workshop gives you the following:

  • Introduction phone call – Anita will talk to you before the day to ensure that your chosen technique is covered during the course.

 

  • Lecture sessions – where you learn not only about your technique but get an insight into everything that is being taught during the day.

 

  • Practical demonstration – going through a clear, step by step approach that gives you enough time to truly understand how to use each technique.

 

  • Workshop – practice the techniques you have learned, with Anita on hand to give you all the support and assistance you need.

 

  • Cake and refreshments – bring your own lunch, but Anita bakes her own special cakes to keep you sustained in the afternoon.

 

Taking place in our spacious and relaxed Eau Brink Studio, simply bring your own materials or let us know and we’ll provide them for you. Be inspired in this artistic space and share ideas with others on their expressive journey.

For 2019 we start out in January  with

Mels up-cycled Lampshades

Then we have …

Small Objects of desire with Cas Holmes

Followed by a one day ..

Cas Holmes – Postcards

And we also have..

Print and Make with Alison Hulme

followed by..

Amanda Hislop – Sketchbook workshop

If you are interested in any of these workshops please click on the title and it will take you to the website so you can take a look at what we will be up to. If you fancy it just click on the schedule appointment button. Any problems give me a call on 01553 762115.

And as you can see I am planning right up to the end of 2019. There is more planned but as I have not finalised things I do not feel I can publish them. So keep watching and reading.


November 5, 2018

We are at that time of the year where It’s Busy. The new school year is underway.

Everybody is beginning to think about Christmas and that means fairs and new items to make. such as our Powertex Candle holders that make fabulous night lights with the colour changing battery candles.

There are two types. Glasses and bowls. To see the bowls changing colours follow this link. https://www.facebook.com/eaubrinkstudio/videos/696953244031107/

Both are very elegant and easy to use without the risk of fire. They make fabulous gifts.

 

Also after attending the workshop with  Moira and her faces I have become obsessed with them. I have been making smaller faces in frames as well as the larger ones. Do they remind you of anyone you know?

I will be having these and other items with me at Dents Farm on the weekend of the 9th November as well as at the Winter fest in Wymondham on the 1st December. Why not come along and say hello?

I am also looking at making pets with this technique too.

 

Amanda Hislop weekend
Layers of papers ready for stitch

We are looking at the new years programme. so far we have many things planned but they do need a little tweaking.  Such as the Experimental Wednesdays. A group has grown out of this that meets on the first Wednesday of the month. We are almost at capacity for this group. I am capping the numbers so that everyone gets plenty of space to work in. I am going to continue to run other Wednesdays for beginners and then when there is room beginners can move into the group once up to speed.

 

Learning new stitches
Stitch library

Embroidery Mondays will also be changing to a day where you can come along and enjoy traditional hand stitch. Rather than it being a structured class, learners can dip in and out as they want. The day will start at 10 and end at 4. Materials will not be included in the price as it can be expensive. However I will have the materials here if you wish to purchase them. For learners who are totally new to embroidery you will be given a choice of printed linens to use to practice your stitching. This will give you finished items to remind you of your stitches.

On another note a Ram called Tornado has been chasing our three girls around the garden and has settled in for the next few weeks. I am not sure if the girls like him as much as they did like Conkers.

Marlow is spending his days chasing herons out of the pond and the resident crows have been joining in. Hopefully the heron will give up and move on soon.

And lastly the chickens have molted so hopefully now the egg production will increase again. That means more cake.


October 29, 2018

Sorry about the Radio Silence at Eau Brink Studio in the past week.

This is due to my lovely neighbour ending up needing a great deal of support.

I have also been making many things for Wymondham and Long Sutton.

I am holding workshops in Long Sutton at The Barn and at Silverwood. So if your over that way and do not like to travel pop in and see whats going on or send me an email. But you will find it easier on the website www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk

However in the background I have been busy.

There is now a new email address which we hope will not end up in your spam. It is [email protected] i will be testing it later today so please take a look if you are on my emailing list.

The lovely guys have also resolved the website issues including the booking problem.

Now that the weather has turned we have loads more to do with the animals.

First ever lamb born

The lambs will be gone from this week. She looks so small compared to what she looks like now.

A new Ram will be introduced to the ladies for a short while. I hope they like him as much as they liked conkers.

 

The chickens have not been laying but they will be back on track very soon. Next year we will have to get a new cockerel as we no longer have one.

The ducks are happy now that the rains have come and started to fill up the pond. No eggs though.

The bees are still flying but have enough honey to see them through the winter. And I do have to thank them for a small share of that crop.

 

And I cannot miss out Marlow. he still lays on his bed n the studio enjoying the sun as it streams through the window. A strategic position that is vital for him to be able to meet and greet all visitors in the hope of a treat or two.

Just a quick note to ask you to take a look at the King’s Lynn Embroidery Guild on Facebook. Please like the page and share it for others to look at. There is a great varied programme so something for everyone.  Come along and enjoy and evening with us at South Wootton village Hall on Wednesday 31st October. 7.30 till 9.30 pm.

 


October 22, 2018

This week and next at Eau Brink Studio.

What have we been up to then?  Apart from making items to see that is.

Running successful Airbnb experiences. I am amazed at how many people want to book through Airbnb for their play days. This week was all about dyeing with Acid dyes.

fantastic colours

A great day full of bright colours. Everybody enjoyed their day and took home a huge amount of finished fleece. Some even bought yarn they had spun to dye.

This encouraged a great debate on how to spin your yarn as well as if its best to dye it first.

The outcome of this debate was of course what ever suits you.

In school this week the children made spooky decorations including bat garlands. The aim of the day was to improve scissor skills.

The week ended with the King’s Lynn Embroidery Guild workshop with Moira Neale. Stitching quirky faces. Everybody managed to finish a face and they were all very different. We started the day worrying about the drawing side of it but found that it was not a problem. the quirkier the better for this one.  Moira will be attending the King’s Lynn Embroiderers guild on the 29th May 2019 to talk to us about an old cotton sheet? It will be fascinating to see what she is going to tell us she made from the sheet.

 

Next week is the Wymondahm Makers Art and Craft Exhibition. Why not come along and take a look at the fantastic items on offer. It opens on Tuesday the 23rd October and ends on Sunday 4th November. And whilst your in Wymondham why not call in to The Big C for some supplies?

 

 

On a more personal note. this week I managed to master a new move in Aerial Slings.

I love this type of exercise as it challenges me as well as makes me fitter and stronger.

It really helps with those aches and pains.

 

 

For those of you who are part of the Embroiderers Guild or want to join the King’s Lynn Branch why not pop over to the Facebook Page and have a snoop around. It is being updated this week so you may see lots of posts initially but it will then calm down to only a few a week.


October 15, 2018
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Sew what’s New at Eau Brink Studio then?

We have a small section of our goods at The Barn in Long sutton. Why not pop along and see what other goodies are there? I have planned a few workshops at The Barn which will commence in November. These will be a drop in day where you can make a brooch or jar with Powertex. Get to grips with Xpandaprint and Scolarbrush as well as  few more mixed media goodies to play with.

I am also going to be working in Silverwood  also at Long Sutton.  The plan is to run workshops commencing in November which will include dying fabrics, Patchwork for beginners, getting to know your sewing machine as well as the Powertex brooches.

Here at Eau Brink Studio I am excited to announce that Pippa Pease will be here on the 26th of November teaching a beginners Skirt Making workshop. More information will be available soon. It is hoped that we can make this into a monthly sewing group with a different project each month. The plan is that each individual will learn a new set of skills at the beginning and then add to those skills so that you can tackle any project.

I am very excited as I have managed with the help of Pauline Wrighton to at long last master book making. My books were always too loose and did not sit properly. It turned out that I was using the wrong threads. Thank you Pauline.

 

As many of your know I do make lampshades using Shibori techniques. Now John has been making the bases for me and I have been sewing into the bark to add decoration. The plan is to mirror the stitching on the shades so ensure they match. the challenge is to get the bark back onto to base without it looking flat and uninteresting. I am hopeful that I can iron out the problems before Wymondham in a weeks time.

We are nearly at half term already and the children in the school have been making witches and wizards. Pumpkins and stitched coasters. This week they will be making ghost decorations.  After the half term break I will be going into another school and we will be looking at making items for Autumn. I will be getting a little sewing in there.

 

Booking for the workshops for the next year are beginning to be booked which is great news for us all. Included in this is the Airbnb workshops. What are they I hear you cry. I have registered some days on Airbnb experiences which I means that anyone staying in the area can come and play by booking through Airbnb experiences.


October 7, 2018
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Passementerie is a beautiful old craft that is now on the The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts.

Luckily for us Clare Hedges is a local lady who is an expert in the art.

This weekend we learnt how to make tassels, covered buttons And an Acorn.

Although not perfect my first attempt at the more complicated button covering was not too bad.

Making a ruff however, is a different story.

Besides needing several hands to do to this.  What is affectionately known as the third hand is key to this procedure when first learning it. the third hand is basically three prongs on a base where you can tie your fibres onto it to help hold them as you work.

Concentration is key till you get it.

I found that if I stopped for any reason it was difficult to start again with assistance.  Take a look at this short video of Clare Hedges making it look easy. https://www.facebook.com/eaubrinkstudio/videos/310399556413735/

We were all please with the progress we made and the items we had finished in time to take them home. The general consensus was that we want Clare to return to teach us more.

We are planning for Clare to return for a Christmas decoration workshop this year. This will be a one day workshop at the end of November.

Then another two day workshop in the new year learning yet more new techniques which is great as that means that more learners can attend as we are all going to be starting from the beginning.

There will be a few changes to the programme very soon so keep an eye out.

The first one will be changes to the Experimental Wednesdays. Instead of four a month I am changing it to two a month. the same will apply to the Powertex Thursdays.

I am hoping to Make some changes to Mondays too. Just waiting to confirm that one.

I have decided to not do so many fairs and to concentrate on workshops for the studio with some new tutors especailly at weekends.

Why? I hear you ask.

Easy. You have been asking me to put on more workshops at weekends.

For those of you on the mailing list you will be the first to know. If your reading this and want to sign up You can do through email at [email protected] or go to www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk and sign up there.

Thank you


October 1, 2018
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Cas Holmes – Images and Narrative in Textiles Restructured AT Eau Brink Studio over the weekend.

Friday was a frenzy of preparation before collecting Cas from the train station in the evening.

Early start on Saturday where cakes were baked whilst Cas organised how she wanted the studio set up.

Enabling her to teach and demonstrate her processes to the students for the day. by nine o’clock we were ready. A good job as well as the first students started to arrive at nine fifteen.

We were not told what to aim for or how to finish our work at the beginning.

One of the main worries was what to aim for but that would have stilted our flow of creativity. Cas did inform us that we were going to be using our found materials to create a book but not in the sense of a traditional book with a cover and pages that all fit neatly into the bound cover.

This piece is in progress using the found materials, mark making and art materials.

 

At the beginning of the first day Cas broke the ice by getting the students to select a piece of paper and fold it then write their name on it before passing it onto the next person. This helped introduce the students to each other and get them to converse. As the pages were passed on each time a different fold and different marks were added. This then could be used for the first page or for the cover of the book if desired.

Throughout the two days Cas brought us back to her table periodically to demonstrate her processes. Encouraging us to be brave and use  colour and line from the substrate to extend the shapes in a way that enhances our work. And if you don not like it change it.

Layers were added to a fabric backing to help hold them together using CMC paste. The paste gives you the flexibility to make changes as you work as it is not permanent.

This flexibility is great when wanting to take items off the piece or to move them to another area. You can continue to move pieces around right up to the time you start sewing.

This helps your work develop organically. A way I love to work.

For some of the students this was a totally new way of working and they found it a challenge as they were used to planning each stage of their work.

Others wanted to explore each process further but that can take time.

 

Extending colour from the materials used by adding water based ink or paints helps to bring in tones as well as blocks of colour. Drawing into the piece helps with keeping it interesting with subtle drawings and outlines.

These can be stitched into at a later time either by hand or by machine.

Cas pointed out to us that stitching is  an art form using a needle instead of paint or pencils.

A debate then commenced about why the art world did not like to recognise stitch as a form of art. A big subject.

 

Once we were happy with the pages of our book and we had worked our covers it was time to think about putting it together. Something we did overnight as the work dried.

Day two was all about the sewing.

Cas demonstrated how to set up a sewing machine for free motion embroider. And pointed out that we had to remember that the needle is our new drawing tool.

Everyone had their own favorite sewing machine and this led to a  discussion on how the different machines performed especially when used for free motion embroidery.

 

Once we had finished using the sewing machines to add stitch and texture we moved onto hand stitch.  Even at this late stage you can add and remove layers. Stitching through paper works wonderfully if you want to get a specific design onto your piece. Then just pull the paper away.

At the end of the workshop we spend thirty minutes discussing how we felt about our work and what we liked about the process.

 

Cas encouraged each and everyone of use to critique our own work and to take on board what others said about it.

It turned out that many of us were not that confident about our work and this process helped us see what others saw in our work. This gave us the confidence to continue working into it once home.

This workshop was very enlightening and demonstrated that you do not need to go out and  buy the latest gadgets and materials to create a fabulous piece of art.

The was Cas Holmes works shows the artist that you can use these new skills for most forms of art. Cas has demonstrated all over the world it can be of any size and shape.

Thank you Cas for a fabulous two days.

I would also like to thank all of the students for making it a very friendly and informal group who were happy to share ideas and encourage each other.


September 24, 2018
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This week at Eau Brink Studio as been a bit of a roller coaster of a week.

large working areaSorting out the studio has been a big priority as it is a mess after all the fairs so far.

This is what it should look like.

 

The children at school enjoyed making these wizards. The mess was unbelievable but they had fun.

I am thinking of spiders and cobwebs this week for them.

Pompoms and pipe cleaners for the spiders. Not sure about the cobwebs as yet. But I am sure it will come to me.

 

Teacher and Artist

Cas Holmes will be arriving on Friday evening ready for our exciting  two day workshop with her. That will include using found materials, mark making and stitch. It also means loads of cake.

Cas will be bringing copies of her latest book for you to look at and if you have not already done so there will be a copy or two for sale. Cas is happy to sign her books. So if you already have one please do bring it along with you.

 

I have had some major issues with emails not being received or going into the spam folders. Please check to see if you have missed any and tell your computer it is not spam. My computer guys are on it. I will keep you posted.

Whats coming up?

Please do check the website for workshops as I am now putting on next years. I am aware that there is an issue for those of you with codes to put in. I am sorry it is not working. The computer guys are also looking into that for me. It will be sorted once they work out what the problem is.

Tassels

Clare Hedges Passementerie workshop has spaces in October. to book just follow the link.

It is two days of learning how to make braids, tassels, and those lovely little acorn tassels too.

Passementerie is one of the crafts that is on the endangered list and is in need of some love to stop if from disappearing for ever.

Clare works with the heritage charities, the V&A and heritage homes in private hands to keep their collections looking like the original furnishings. She matches the colours and fibres to make the replacements.

 

Next years programme is now being added to the calendar so book early to ensure your place.

 

 


September 17, 2018

This week we at Eau Brink Studio have been attending fairs at Wymondham and Hampton Court Palace.

Although a very busy time we have had great fun.

Wymondham has been a two week event of displaying our Textiles and of course selling them. The King’s Lynn Embroiderers Guild had many items from our members to showcase the work we make and to encourage new members.

 

 

Wow what a roller coaster of a weekend this turned out to be. Thursday we packed up the van and trudged off to London. We made good time until we were near Hampton Court and then the traffic was horrendous. John and I agreed we would never complain about the traffic in King’s Lynn again. We duly awaited our allotted time to unload and then set up the stall with many other traders all working together to help each other. there was also a team of maintenance guys to help too. And of course the Health and Safety guy was wondering along ensuring we complied to the rules.

And here we are all set up and ready for the Friday mornings start.

Friday we had to be sure all was okay by 9am. Meaning we were there at 8am making sure that all the items were priced and we had enough packaging if needed.

 

Kirstie spent time wondering around looking at all the stalls and chatting to the stall holders until she opened the event at 09.30. She was around for the entire three days and on the Saturday evening hosted a social event for the stall holders.

 As the early mornings and long days kick in by the end of day three the thought of driving home is not a pleasant one. Of course we did get stuck on the M25 in very slow traffic.

As we reflect on the busy days and the lovely people we have met it was a great experience.

I was particularly pleased to see the people from Norfolk who popped in and said hello. Thank you for your support.

Of course it was very difficult not to go shopping myself.I have only bought a little bit of fabric, a pattern or two. John ought me  a lovely pair of warm silk fluffy slippers.  Not bad really.

Whats next then?

Cas holmes will be here on the weekend of the 29th of September. her course is full but I will see what we can get her to do next year. Probably earlier in the year.

Then we have Clare Hedges in October. There are spaces available for this course so do book if you want to join us as I have had a lot of enquiries about it. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/tiny-acorns-to-terrific-tassels-passementerie-workshop/2018-10-06/

I will be updating the website of the next few days with other coursed that will range from one to two days. Including Melly Made lampshades for the new year. This one will be over two days so you get to finish your masterpiece.

I am looking at starting another group for Experimentals as the group that meets on the first Wednesday is getting rather full. My plan is that if we have two meeting dates then everyone can switch between the two and get to know each other. That way if you miss a date you can catch up with the other group.

More News.

From the 1st of October I will be selling items and planning small workshops in the Barn at Long Sutton. I am really looking forward to this as I have been waiting for a space for some time now.

Also at Le Strange Barns in Hunstanton I am supplying more of my items as they keep selling out so a bigger space has been allotted to me.

One last note..

The King’s Lynn Embroiderers Guild are holding a workshop at Eau Brink Studio by Moira Neale. Fabric faces will be on the 20th of October from 10am till 4pm. There are two spaces available for this day. If you would like to book please contact Christine on [email protected] who will be able to help you.

The cost is £35.00 for none members and £30.00 for Embroiderers Guild Members. You will need to give your membership number on booking. Here is a little snippet of what will be going on..

On this workshop we will concentrate on making just the faces. You may prefer to make one large one or two or three smaller versions. If there is time you could add clothing too.

I will be showing you how to free machine and there will be plenty of opportunity to practice before working on your faces. This workshop is a bit of fun….the wonkier your stitching, the quirkier the result! Just come along and enjoy the day and learn how to make faces to include in your quilts or to make a gallery of your friends and family!

See you all soon.

Anita

 


September 10, 2018

Fairs Galore for Eau Brink Studio during September right from the start.

First off was the Rainbow Fair at Downham Market.

Whilst there I spent time demonstrating how to make peg bags. Many customers were interested in the cone shaped peg bags asking about  the different processes involved in the making of them.

It was a great day full of music and laughter.

 

On Monday the textile exhibition started at Wymondham and runs until Sunday 16th of September. Set up in the Arts Center at the bottom end of the town.

There are many artists showcasing their textiles including the King’s Lynn Embroidery Guild. The work there is stunning with a wide variety of items for sale. Well worth a visit.

Sunday the 9th was also the towns Vintage day and we had great fun listening to the old music and looking at the vintage vehicles. Many people look fabulous as they wore vintage clothing for the event.  It was a very busy day for everyone.

Coming up on from Friday the 14th is The Handmade Fair at Hampton court Palace. I am really looking forward to this on as I love Hampton Court Palace. We will be setting up on Thursday ready for the Friday Morning start. There will be two large shopping villages set up. One for handmade items for your home. Fabrics and other items will be in there too.

The second will be full of lovely foods and drinks. Very hard to resist.

Whats great is that there are several of us from Norfolk going so we can support each other during the show. I also know that there is a coach full of people going from Norwich. looking forward to seeing you all.

If your planning on going I can help you with a free ticket. Just follow this link https://bit.ly/2MWKRB2 and you can register for a ticket to print off. They are limited so it is first come first served. I have already sent this link to others so don’t miss out.

Mug and coaster sets

New mug and coaster sets have arrived.

Some of you may recognise this design as it is the Fungi design we worked on from the Maggie Grey Wow book during our Experimental Wednesday.

There is one other design at the moment which is taken from the pictures using Xpandaprint and Scolabrush.

They do both compliment each other.


Parties for all ages - paints and puff paints. Powertex and other mixed media. A great way to celebrate your special day or just to have fun.
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