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Finding Your Feet and taking steps with Pauline Wrighton
August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£45.00
Join us for Finding Your Feet and taking steps at Eau Brink Studio.
A follow up to the fantastic 2019 workshop Finding your Feet, where we learned how to use the many feet from our sewing machine and more.
A Creative play day where you will explore the capabilities of your sewing machine feet. Suitable for those of you who are wishing to become more familiar and confident with their machine feet and accessories. This will including participants on the 2019 Finding your Feet Workshop. You will use a variety of feet, needles and techniques. You will then be sampling ideas to incorporated into a mini project for you to take home.
For those of you who were not on the initial workshop but would like to join us, Pauline will help make your confidence grow. This is so you can use your machine to its full potential.
Finding your feet and taking steps.
We will spend the first part of the day trying out various functions and features of our machines with a view to using them creatively and decoratively. We will use one or more of these features to create a mini -project to take home, eg glasses or phone case, folded purse or book wrap.
Your machine complete with its accessory box ,(with feet, needles, bobbins etc) and manual.
A selection of threads
Simple sewing kit, i.e. scissors large and small, needles, tape or rule for measuring, pins
Rotary cutter and small cutting board if you have the them
A small selection of fabrics to work on, cotton prints are fine, a couple of striped ones would also be useful.
Some plain cotton to use as stabiliser
An embroidery hoop, e.g. wooden 8 or 10 inch or similar
A twin needle to suit your machine if you have one.
Notebook and pencil
You may also like to bring,
Some small lengths of lace, ribbons
A selection of buttons, 2 or 4 hole type
Please note that given time constraints of a day workshop ,our project and samples will be small, so no need to bring large pieces of fabric.
If you think you may like to make a diary or book wrap, then please bring the book for measuring.
I will bring, extra fabrics, spares of most things, my workbooks and samples for ideas and inspiration.
Additional materials needed for your project, (at no additional cost)
Information on Pauline.
Pauline Wrighton is a retired teacher and experienced tutor. who spends many happy creative hours in her own studio. The common compulsive element in all her work is stitch. It combines diverse materials and a variety of techniques, both traditional and experimental. Fabrics may be created from raw fibres or re-cycled materials, others hand coloured and textured, de-constructed or altered. Works often develop spontaneously, colours and textures dictating the development of the piece.
Pauline is largely influenced by my rural surroundings, with organic, natural forms providing a favoured conceptual source.
To see Pauline’s work you can visit exhibition with West Norfolk Artists. Mixed media collaborative group ‘Links and Layers’ and participates over many years in the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios scheme.
The nearest Hotel for bed and breakfast is the Premier Inn Kings Lynn hotel, 12 Clenchwarton Rd, King’s Lynn PE34 3LW. This hotel is under 5 minutes away from the studio by car. Anyone who is booked into the hotel but has no transport we can collect and return you to the hotel at no extra charge.
Covid Postponement and Refunds
Here at Eau Brink Studio we want to ensure everyone who is booked onto one of our workshops is kept safe and we will follow the governments advice on educational workshops.
If government advice means face-to-face workshops cannot continue due to coronavirus (COVID-19), classes will be rescheduled to another date where possible.
Where this is the case, and you cannot attend the new workshop on the new date refunds will be provided.
If you have used paypal or card payments the companies take their fees out of refunds. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this as they take their cut before they pay anything out.
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:
Restricted numbers to ensure safe social distancing.
Track and trace is in place.
Face masks are 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.
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 a needles and threads as well as fabric.
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.