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Paint, Collage, Stitch, Create with Gina Ferrari

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 9, 2022


Paint, Collage, Stitch, Create with Gina Ferrari


Unleash your creativity as you paint and print your own unique papers and backgrounds, experimenting with colours, textures and mark making using a variety of techniques. Then cut them up and collage them before adding stitch with free machine embroidery to create your own unique artworks. This course is suitable for all levels of experience as full instruction will be given. You will need your own sewing machine and be able to lower the feed dogs.


On day one of this course, you will be using acrylic paints and inks to create a variety of papers exploring colour, tone and composition. We will explore colour mixing and use a variety of different techniques to build up a range of surfaces to use for collage.


On day two we will look at design sources before cutting up and arranging the papers from day one to create beautiful unique artworks. Emphasis will be given on helping learners to achieve their own original designs before adding the additional element of stitch using free machine embroidery.



Items to bring with you

  • A pad of A3 acrylic or watercolour paper, with at least 12 sheets
  • Thin paper such as copy paper
  • Papers and ephemera for collage such as music manuscript, old book pages, bus tickets etc
  • Acrylic paints – you will need black, white and at least one red, yellow and blue. If you wish to bring more than these basic colours then I suggest two of each of the primary colours in both cool and warm versions e.g. lemon yellow and yellow ochre, magenta and scarlet, turquoise and ultramarine
  • Acrylic inks (optional)
  • Posca pens (optional)
  • A plate or tray for mixing (or an acrylic palette)
  • Selection of brushes
  • A roller/brayer
  • An old credit/store card
  • Small piece of bubble wrap
  • A water container
  • Kitchen roll
  • Apron
  • Gelli plate if you have one (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Paper scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Sewing machine with tools and instructions plus an embroidery foot for free machine embroidery (you need to be able to lower the feed dogs on your machine)
  • Size 90 universal machine needles
  • Black sewing thread

Tutor Profile


Gina is an experienced adult education tutor who specialises in machine embroidery. She has been teaching classes in art, design and embroidery for over twenty years. Her own work is a mixture of bold, colourful acrylic paintings often combined with collage and stitch. Sometimes abstract, sometimes representational, it is most often inspired by the landscape and her immediate surroundings. She regularly exhibits her own work and is a member of Cambridge Open Studios

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:

You can still do the following:

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.





October 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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