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Anne Hellyer

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 25, 2022


Bamboo Hanging or Cushion with Anne Hellier

 Free Machine Embroidery Workshop


Create a beautiful panel inspired by the

colours and lines of bamboo, using the

faux chenille technique and free motion



In the illustration here the panel has

been made into a cushion cover,

alternatively, the design could be made

into a hanging or a picture if you prefer.


Each cushion or hanging will need:

A piece of backing fabric 45cms square. For example calico
A variety of thin fabrics, cotton poly cottons etc, they must be fabrics that fray easily. Bright colours – oranges, yellows and greens – work well

You will need to make 4 or 5 layers of fabrics onto the backing. Each piece can be 40cms square or each layer can be made up of a number of pieces,

Hand painted calico* for the top layer of fabric in green 40cms x 60cms
Hand painted calico* for the bamboo stalks  45cms x 30cms
Hand painted calico* for the bamboo leaves 1 in bright green 15cms x 45cms, a 2nd piece in a paler green for the underneath of the leaves 15cms x 45cms
Fabric for cushion back 45cms x 60cms
2 metres matching bias binding (30mm)
Bondaweb / Heat n Bond or similar. Maximum of 1 metre
1 Large button (Cushion only)


*All the fabrics used can be commercailly produced if you wish

I can provide all materials needed for £15 per student.


Each student will also need to bring the following:

Sewing Machine (and user manual) – you will be using free machine technique so you will need a darning foot and also a standard straight stitch foot.
Small sharp fabric scissors and / or stitch ripper Machine threads in yellow, green and brown – or your chosen colour scheme
Basic sewing kit ( fabric scissors, pins, tape measure etc) Extension lead


Schedule Appointment

It is set in a lovely rural situation just off the A47 and you can join Anita there where she will teach you to make all kinds of textile art in safe regulated conditions that include:

The following can still be done:

Face masks can be worn if demonstrations are taking place.

Hand sanitizers are situated at the entrance and in the bathroom facilities,

Disposable aprons and gloves.

The studio is light and airy and there are all sorts of hand and machine stitch workshops, Powertex and Eco dying.
Experimental Wednesdays takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, where you are more than welcome to explore stitch and other textile art skills.
Anita will make you welcome and there might be other visitors there to chat with and share the experience . Cake and hot and cold drinks are available on tap through out the day.  You will also find lots of other items for sale. Die Cut Kits can be collected from the Studio if preferred.

Long Sutton Emporium:

EBS Retail is the name of Anita’s shop at Long Sutton Emporium where you can get kits amongst many other items that Anita makes and buys in such things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.



September 24
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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