April 21, 2022
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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 knowhow to capture your creative flair, this course takes place at Eau Brink Studios 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 brochure. Whole days are also available for support with larger projects.

Anita has been helping hundreds of artistic individuals gain the confidence to work with exciting and innovative new artistic systems since 1998.

This course gives you the following…

  • Individual one on one tuition – giving you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex.

 

  • 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.

To book a place on Powertex Thursdays please visit the website

For more information – if you have any questions or would like to book a complete day please call on 01553 762 115

Schedule Appointment


April 14, 2022
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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 knowhow to capture your creative flair, this course takes place at Eau Brink Studios 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 brochure. Whole days are also available for support with larger projects.

Anita has been helping hundreds of artistic individuals gain the confidence to work with exciting and innovative new artistic systems since 1998.

This course gives you the following…

  • Individual one on one tuition – giving you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex.

 

  • 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.

To book a place on Powertex Thursdays please visit the website

For more information – if you have any questions or would like to book a complete day please call on 01553 762 115

Schedule Appointment


April 7, 2022
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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 knowhow to capture your creative flair, this course takes place at Eau Brink Studios 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 brochure. Whole days are also available for support with larger projects.

Anita has been helping hundreds of artistic individuals gain the confidence to work with exciting and innovative new artistic systems since 1998.

This course gives you the following…

  • Individual one on one tuition – giving you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex.

 

  • 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.

To book a place on Powertex Thursdays please visit the website

For more information – if you have any questions or would like to book a complete day please call on 01553 762 115

Schedule Appointment


March 31, 2022
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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 knowhow to capture your creative flair, this course takes place at Eau Brink Studios 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 brochure. Whole days are also available for support with larger projects.

Anita has been helping hundreds of artistic individuals gain the confidence to work with exciting and innovative new artistic systems since 1998.

This course gives you the following…

  • Individual one on one tuition – giving you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex.

 

  • 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.

To book a place on Powertex Thursdays please visit the website

For more information – if you have any questions or would like to book a complete day please call on 01553 762 115

Schedule Appointment


July 26, 2020
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Creative Powertex is a workshop where you get to create fabulous items using this amazing fabric hardener.

Powertex
Learn how to manipulate this versatile medium, giving you a great start to get creating…

Have you recently purchased or been given a Powertex gift and want to know more about it? 

Are you aware you can make your own items using Powertex? As well as up-cycling home ware items.

Designed to give you the skills and know how to capture your creative flair, Creative Powertex takes place at Eau Brink Studio.

Available for £25.00 this day course gives you all the basics needed to make a jar, brooch, key holder or plaque.

Included in Creative Powertex?

  • Individual one to one tuition – which gives you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex fabric hardener. 
  • Basic materials.
  • Anita will explain how to use the medium and the pitfalls for you to avoid in an initial demonstration.
  • Refreshments include home made cake and hot and cold drinks.

What is Powertex?

Powertex fabric hardener is an environmentally friendly, water-based textile hardener. Which  harden’s absorbent materials such as textiles, fabric, cloth, paper, cardboard, fabrics, leather and fiberglass.

Combining Powertex with self-hardening clays and concrete for 3D objects.

Easy varnish used to finish an  item to makes it weather proof. Therefore, ideal for garden sculptures.

You can buy your Powertex products from Anita at Eau Brink Studio or from Anita’s shop in Long Sutton Emporium. 

At the Long Sutton Emporium you will get to look around lots of different kinds of mini shops. These shops sell things ranging from crafts, antiques, homeware, children’s items and Diamond Art. As well you can buy gifts for your friends and family and you can buy all the lovely items from Anita’s shop as well.

There is a lovely tea room with a warm log fire with good food drinks and scrummy cakes and everyone is welcome.

For more information – Just give me a call on 01553 762 115
Schedule Appointment


April 27, 2020
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What are you doing? This is what I hear from John when he pops into Eau Brink Studio.

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I have spent the past week in the studio reorganising and cleaning.

Clearing our cupboards that have been in need for a long time now.

Making decisions on how to move forward for the future. And this is what I am going to do.

Powertex

What are you doing about the Powertex? I have decided that I am no longer going to work with Powertex or teach it. I am still in two minds whether to keep it in the shop but we will see.

My decision for stopping this service is based on my having taken it as far as I can with my textiles and have found the only thing I really do enjoy making with it is the brooches.

Schools

As many of you know I have already given up going into the schools to teach art and crafts. I had been approached to return to two schools but have decided against it. This is because it takes a great deal of preparation for the small amount of time I have with the students.

Progression

I love this group and with the members we are planning great things for our future. Exhibitions are our intention. We are also considering a stand next year at the NEC. Including workshops by our members. Other exhibitions will include open studios, The Makers Fair in Norwich and hopefully Granchester. We of course will be looking at other venues to exhibit. Our exhibitions include the sale of our work and in some cases we will encourage sales tables from other artists. We are very excited about our future. Even at this time we hold a regular Zoom meeting to keep each other motivated.

Workshops

I am planning next years workshops now and am approaching artists to join us at Eau Brink studio. What am I doing? I am ready to add to the calendar some workshops for eco dyeing, Procion dyeing, and resist dyeing.

Other workshops will include the Experimental Wednesdays which I am considering making more structured as they used to be. With a different technique each month to explore.

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Alison and her lovely pinnies

I am hoping Alison Hulme will return but this is not the time to contact her about work. But of course I will update you on her workshops as I know.

Amanda Hislop too which we will discuss at her workshop this year if we can still go ahead in September.

Cas Holmes may also visit next year if she is free.

Melanie Missin too of course as we had to cancel this years workshop.

These are just a few of the artists I am in contact with for the new years calendar.

West Norfolk Artists Association

This groups exhibitions are always popular and as an exhibitor I can say I do look forward to them. The artists are all very focused on producing high quality art which is popular. I will continue to exhibit my work through this association in the coming year.

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Just finished this hat.

My personal work will involve two things.

I am looking to concentrate on using the heat press for as long as I can get new things to work with it. I love the speed of it and the different results I get with different media. The plan is to work with the heat press and soluble film. The combination can either be fabulous or disastrous but we will see what happens. Could add another element such as Tyvek too.

Most of the items I make are going into my shop at Long Sutton.

The other aspect of my work is also in Long Sutton at the Tearoom.  I have been playing with cakes and deserts during this enforced closure and can report that our customers who have home delivery are enjoying the new flavoured cheesecakes as well as the little sweet pies. I am looking forward to returning.

John will always say What Are You Doing to me when I am in the studio as he does not understand what I get up to but he does like some of the results. Particularly the new work.


March 22, 2020
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Creative Powertex is a workshop where you get to create fabulous items using this amazing fabric hardener.

Powertex
Learn how to manipulate this versatile medium, giving you a great start to get creating…

Have you recently purchased or been given a Powertex gift and want to know more about it? 

Are you aware you can make your own items using Powertex? As well as up-cycling home ware items.

Designed to give you the skills and know how to capture your creative flair, Creative Powertex takes place at Eau Brink Studio.

Available for £25.00 this day course gives you all the basics needed to make a jar, brooch, key holder or plaque.

Included in Creative Powertex?

  • Individual one to one tuition – which gives you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex fabric hardener. 
  • Basic materials.
  • Anita will explain how to use the medium and the pitfalls for you to avoid in an initial demonstration.
  • Refreshments include home made cake and hot and cold drinks.

What is Powertex?

Powertex fabric hardener is an environmentally friendly, water-based textile hardener. Which  harden’s absorbent materials such as textiles, fabric, cloth, paper, cardboard, fabrics, leather and fiberglass.

Combining Powertex with self-hardening clays and concrete for 3D objects.

Easy varnish used to finish an  item to makes it weather proof. Therefore, ideal for garden sculptures.

You can buy your Powertex products from Anita at Eau Brink Studio or from Anita’s shop in Long Sutton Emporium. 

At the Long Sutton Emporium you will get to look around lots of different kinds of mini shops. These shops sell things ranging from crafts, antiques, homeware, children’s items and Diamond Art. As well you can buy gifts for your friends and family and you can buy all the lovely items from Anita’s shop as well.

There is a lovely tea room with a warm log fire with good food drinks and scrummy cakes and everyone is welcome.

For more information – Just give me a call on 01553 762 115
Schedule Appointment


February 23, 2020
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Creative Powertex is a workshop where you get to create fabulous items using this amazing fabric hardener.

Powertex
Fabric Bowl with Powertex

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

Have you recently purchased or been given a Powertex gift and want to know more about it? 

Are you aware you can make your own items using Powertex?

Designed to give you the skills and know how to capture your creative flair, this course takes place at Eau Brink Studio.

Available for £25.00 this day course gives you all the basics needed to make a jar, brooch, key holder or plaque.

So what’s included?

  • Individual one on one tuition – giving you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex.

 

  • 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 – Anita will explain how to use the medium and the pitfalls for you to avoid.

 

  • Positive learning environment – within a large light studio

 

  • Refreshments –Including home made cake.

For more information – Just give me a call on 01553 762 115
Schedule Appointment


January 26, 2020
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Creative Powertex is a workshop where you get to create fabulous items using this amazing fabric hardener.

Powertex
Fabric Bowl with Powertex

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

Have you recently purchased or been given a Powertex gift and want to know more about it? 

Are you aware you can make your own items using Powertex?

Designed to give you the skills and know how to capture your creative flair, this course takes place at Eau Brink Studio.

Available for £25.00 this day course gives you all the basics needed to make a jar, brooch, key holder or plaque.

So what’s included?

  • Individual one on one tuition – giving you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex.

 

  • 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 – Anita will explain how to use the medium and the pitfalls for you to avoid.

 

  • Positive learning environment – within a large light studio

 

  • Refreshments –Including home made cake.

For more information – Just give me a call on 01553 762 115
Schedule Appointment


December 22, 2019
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Creative Powertex is a workshop where you get to create fabulous items using this amazing fabric hardener.

Powertex
Fabric Bowl with Powertex

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

Have you recently purchased or been given a Powertex gift and want to know more about it? 

Are you aware you can make your own items using Powertex?

Designed to give you the skills and know how to capture your creative flair, this course takes place at Eau Brink Studio.

Available for £25.00 this day course gives you all the basics needed to make a jar, brooch, key holder or plaque.

So what’s included?

  • Individual one on one tuition – giving you the specific hands-on knowledge and learning you need to feel relaxed and assured in using Powertex.

 

  • 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 – Anita will explain how to use the medium and the pitfalls for you to avoid.

 

  • Positive learning environment – within a large light studio

 

  • Refreshments –Including home made cake.

For more information – Just give me a call on 01553 762 115
Schedule Appointment