John Piper Inspired Batik with Jenny O’Leary

The artist John Piper created beautiful images of architecture and landscapes of Britain during the wars. These will be the inspiration to create Batiks on tissue using Jenny’s contemporary interpretation of a traditional technique. Working with hot wax, bleach and inks to make individual pieces of work. No experience is necessary as the technique will be taught from scratch.

Materials list.

Apron, hairdryer, gloves, Pritt type glue stick, images for inspiration of John Piper’s work and  also images of ruins, churches etc. Interesting papers such as old book pages, music scores, handmade paper. Photocopies of simple black & white architectural images, ie archways, doors etc.

Stretched canvas up to A3 – optional

Schedule Appointment

Eau Brink Studio:

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.

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 a needles and threads as well as fabric.
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 



Batik Papers with Jenny O’Leary

Learn the exciting art of Batik-hot wax resist-on paper and tissue paper, layering and adding wax and inks to create beautiful papers suitable for stitching into, for collage or book covers.

A small materials cost to be paid to Jenny on the day.

Refreshments but not lunch included. Refreshments include drinks, fruit and home made cake.

Materials list.

Apron, hairdryer, gloves, oddments for trapping under the tissue such as scraps of fine scrim, mesh bags from lemons etc, threads, string, fine lace

Schedule Appointment

Eau Brink Studio:

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.

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 a needles and threads as well as fabric.
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.


March 6, 2022
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Bento Boxes

 

 

Melanie Missin will be returning to get us to make these fabulous boxes. This two day workshop will get us using all sorts of mixed media to create flowers and leave to decorate our boxes with. Each day will start with Mel talking to us about our day and how we will progress. Then at each stage Mel will demonstrate each step and help us to create our masterpieces.

 

I was inspired by the Floral Bento Boxes that had been made at a florist workshop. I decided to try and make something similar with my favourite material, Vlieseline, (vilene to most people). Using Teabags, Free motion stitching, paint, varnish and a soldering tool, I created these delightful little boxes.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Sewing machine with a new 90/14 needle.
  • A darning foot for free motion stitching (Older machines may need a plate to put over the feed dogs if there is no switch to put them down).
  • ½ metre (a metre if you would like to make more) of craft Vilene – Vlieseline S80/240 (50cm x 90cm)
  • Dried, used teabags (tea leaves removed) approx. 30 bags
  • Apron
  • Koh-I -Noor water colour paints (dye based is fine to) and shimmer water colour paints (I use Artway 2303017 available from Amazon there are others too), or Lumiere paints.
  • Quick dry Clear gloss varnish. I use Wilkos own make.
  • Paint brushes for paint and an old one for the varnish.
  • Black cotton or rayon thread, not polyester.
  • Soldering tool with mask and old tile or glass which will not burn
  • Hair dryer (optional).
  • A container or tray to take the boxes home as they will still be wet.

 

 I can supply 1/2 metre of Vilene, teabags, the use of my paints and varnish for               £6.00, payable on the day, to me.

 

Refreshments are available throughout the day but don’t forget to bring your lunch

Schedule Appointment


March 5, 2022
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Bento Boxes

 

 

Melanie Missin will be returning to get us to make these fabulous boxes. This two day workshop will get us using all sorts of mixed media to create flowers and leave to decorate our boxes with. Each day will start with Mel talking to us about our day and how we will progress. Then at each stage Mel will demonstrate each step and help us to create our masterpieces.

 

I was inspired by the Floral Bento Boxes that had been made at a florist workshop. I decided to try and make something similar with my favourite material, Vlieseline, (vilene to most people). Using Teabags, Free motion stitching, paint, varnish and a soldering tool, I created these delightful little boxes.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Sewing machine with a new 90/14 needle.
  • A darning foot for free motion stitching (Older machines may need a plate to put over the feed dogs if there is no switch to put them down).
  • ½ metre (a metre if you would like to make more) of craft Vilene – Vlieseline S80/240 (50cm x 90cm)
  • Dried, used teabags (tea leaves removed) approx. 30 bags
  • Apron
  • Koh-I -Noor water colour paints (dye based is fine to) and shimmer water colour paints (I use Artway 2303017 available from Amazon there are others too), or Lumiere paints.
  • Quick dry Clear gloss varnish. I use Wilkos own make.
  • Paint brushes for paint and an old one for the varnish.
  • Black cotton or rayon thread, not polyester.
  • Soldering tool with mask and old tile or glass which will not burn
  • Hair dryer (optional).
  • A container or tray to take the boxes home as they will still be wet.

 

 I can supply 1/2 metre of Vilene, teabags, the use of my paints and varnish for               £6.00, payable on the day, to me.

 

Refreshments are available throughout the day but don’t forget to bring your lunch

Schedule Appointment


November 5, 2021

Double and Triple Embossing with Zena Landeryou

 

Week 5 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards , week five is all about embossing layers cards to create a Card.

This process involves using embossing powders to enhance your card. Embossing Powders are used with a ink pad and then heated to set them. The result is a raised area which can be used to highlight any area of your work or to outline a shape. This workshop will show you how to layer the embossing powders and then stamp into them again .

Embossing powders come in many different colours.

Once the embossed areas are set you can add colour and use the die cutting machine to create your shapes for your card.

The day commences at 10.00 and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

Schedule Appointment

Accommodation

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.

 

 


October 22, 2021

Embossing Folders with Zena Landeryou

Week 4 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards , week four is all about embossing folders  to create  Card.

This process involves using the cut and emboss system to create your card. By placing the folder through an embossing machine.

Once the embossed areas are set you can add colour and use the die cutting machine to create your shapes for your card.

The day commences at 10.00 and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

Schedule Appointment

Accommodation

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.

 

 


October 8, 2021

Heat Embossed Cards with Zena Landeryou

Week 3 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards , week three is all about embossing powders to make a flower card Card.

This process involves using embossing powders to enhance your card. Embossing Powders are used with a glue and then heated to set them. The result is a raised area which can be used to highlight any area of your work or to outline a shape.

Embossing powders come in many different colours.

Once the embossed areas are dry you will use promarkers or water colours to finish your card

The day commences at 10.00and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

Schedule Appointment

Accommodation

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.

 

 

 


September 27, 2021
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Not All Workshops Are The Same

Our world has gone mad. But I am staying calm because I can sew, create and explore in my studio.  You can too if you fancy it. I am often asked if a returning tutor is revisiting a previous workshop. The answer is  mostly no unless it has been requested. Not all workshops are the same. Even with two tutors working in a similar way there is always something new to learn.

We just had an amazing weekend with Anne Hellyer making little streets. Using a variety of fabrics that Anne had dyed and our sewing machines on free motion.

This is my effort.

We were all given the same template to work from but had to choose our own fabrics and design our own buildings.

The results were amazing. None of them are the same.

Anne will be returning next year to get us to work on panels instead of buildings.

Whist we sat at our machines on Sunday Radio Norfolk popped in as we took part in the Treasure Quest programme. It was great fun being part of the programme. We were clue number 3. If you want to listen to this programme just follow this link  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09vcjtf  Or you can take a look at the pictures from the programme here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09x061r .

Progression in Textiles

Tuesday will see us setting up our exhibition for Open Studios, We will have the doors open Friday 1st October, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October. Then Friday 8th October, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th too. If you would like to come in during the week please call or email Anita and we will open up for you.

Not all our members like to sell their work.

Suzette Smart

Have you heard of Suzette Smart? A wonderful tutor and textile artist. Her work is very distinctive. Here is a little snippet from her website.

I’m a Textile Artist and Tutor living in a rural hamlet in North Shropshire. The natural world outside my door as well as the familiar journeys along the towpath close by, are my greatest source of inspiration for stitching and storytelling.

I’m not a light stitcher and I never manage to tell all in the first layer but prefer to build a story through collage, thread and a little mixed media. My work often includes hidden histories in the inherited or found fabrics and repurposed embroideries (own and other) I choose to use for collage and sometimes as my foundation layer. I mainly use free machine embroidery but the finishing stitches are often by hand.

Suzette is coming to Eau Brink Studio to teach on the 16th and 17th of October where we will be working towards a scroll or book using nature as our inspiration. You can choose your subject to work with. Using collage and stitch in layers we will build our work over the two days.

To book just follow this link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/nature-inspired-book-or-scroll-suzette-smart/

Suzettes workshop is the last two day workshop for this year at Eau Brink Studio the next one is Cas Holmes in February.

Go Live

This Tuesday we will be going live in the studio showing you a little bit of the exhibition as it takes shape. Also I will be showing you how to make a cushion using a Pre-cut fabric roll from Lewis and Irene.

Lewis and Irene fabrics are new to EBS Retail so if your wanting your lovely cotton fix pop into the Long Sutton Emporium or go to my on line shop where we are adding lines all the time. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/shop/

Come and visit us at

Eau Brink Studio,

Eau Brink Cottage,

Pullover Road,

Tilney All Saints

Norfolk

PE34 4SG

01553 611009

 

Stay Safe,

 

 

 

 

 


September 25, 2021
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Set the town Alight! with Anne hellyer

 

Join us at Eau Brink Studio for two day of creating these fabulous lamps with Anne

Create a beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea-light candle.  Using my hand painted fabrics and free machine embroidery.

For more information  just take a peek at the link below.

Set the Town Alight requirements list 2020

Accommodation

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.

To book just follow the link below

Schedule Appointment

 


September 17, 2021

Mixed Media Cards with Zena Landeryou

Week 2 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards , week two is all about backgrounds using mixed media to make an  Autumnal colour Art Card.

This process involves using mixed media such as stamps, Starlights and spritzers to create a fabulous background for your card.

If you’ve never tried mixed media or you need some ideas for how to use your products then book into this workshop with Zena who will help you create fabulous cards using a variety of media.

The day commences at10.00 and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

To book just click on the green button

Schedule Appointment

Accommodation

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.

 

 

 

 


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