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November 25, 2019
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End of November already?

How can it be the end of November already? I have been so busy the month has just gone.

So what have I been up to?

Back into the schools for fun with art and kids. So far we have managed to paint a great deal of paper, card, tables and children.  We have shaped air dried clay and sloshed paint onto that too. They appear to be enjoying it all.

 

New products

I have also attended a number of fairs this month which as usual are hard work but so much fun. I do love meeting new people. Only one more to go now and that is Makit fair in Solihul. Then I will be concentrating on other things.

 

The regular classes are going well but one or two could do with a bit more attendance or I may have to reconsider them in the new year.

The new Progression group is going from strength to strength. The work is amazing and I cannot wait to see the reactions of the visitors at the Forum in February.  We are also putting on a fringe event during makers month in February and will be in Open Studios too.  You can come and see our work that on progress, discarded as well as finished.

The other group I was asked to put on Socially Crafty may not continue into the new year but we will see. The next meeting is on Wednesday 11th December. 10 am till 4 pm. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/socially-crafty/2019-12-11/ the aim of this day is for you to come along and meet new people no matter what craft you like to do. Bring along your work and share your knowledge.

Retail

The shop EBS Retail in The Barn in Long Sutton is doing well and I am considering moving it into a bigger unit.  It is a shame I cannot have a shop here at the studio but the Council still say no.

The Amazon Handmade site is also doing well which is a relief as I did wonder if I have stretched myself too far but now that I am into a routine it is good. I also have found a great way to send parcels that does not cost a small fortune.

The downside to all this commerce is I do spend hours and hours making items for it which takes me away from what I really like to do. But a girl has to live.

Whats coming up?

This Wednesday the West Norfolk Embroiderers Guild will be at Eau Brink sewing. This is one of their social days and you are all welcome to come along and see what goes on. Refreshments are available and the ladies are all very welcoming. Pop in any time from 0 am till pm.

At this moment the West Norfolk Artists are having an exhibition at St Nicolas Chapel in King’s Lynn, why not pop along and see all the fabulous work? I will be there as part of the group on Thursday 28th for the morning. Would be nice to see you.

Saturday is Makit at Solihul. Which will be fun. John will be there too offering PAT testing if you need it.

Looking forward next month

Anita

 

 


October 20, 2019

No Sew Baubles

Join us at EBS Retail in The Barn, Long Sutton for a workshop making No Sew Baubles.

Kits are provided for just £5.00 and you can take home your finished bauble.

These baubles are easy to make, Are great as gifts, long lasting too.

Although the fabrics are festive patterns once you know how to make them you can use any fabrics for any time of the year.

Bring along a thimble

 


October 18, 2019
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Now It Is Official

Now It Is Official. We are stockist for Powertex Uk.

I will be adding the stock to the website over the next few days but if you cannot wait you can always message me on [email protected]  or pop into The Barn in Long Sutton to see the shop.

If you would like me to bring products along to events also let me know.

Our next Fair is at Wymondham the Norfolk Makers event from Tuesday 22nd October to Sunday 3rd November. In the Arts Centre. Open daily.

 


September 15, 2019

2019 we will be once again attending The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace Green.

I am so looking forward to seeing you all there.

Meeting up with friends old and new.

Seeing the fabulous items for sale.

And of course showing off my wares.

 

 


September 14, 2019

2019 we will be once again attending The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace Green.

I am so looking forward to seeing you all there.

Meeting up with friends old and new.

Seeing the fabulous items for sale.

And of course showing off my wares.

 

 


September 13, 2019

2019 we will be once again attending The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace Green.

I am so looking forward to seeing you all there.

Meeting up with friends old and new.

Seeing the fabulous items for sale.

And of course showing off my wares.

 

 


August 28, 2019
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I am sure like me many of you have Lost A Month. Where on earth did August go?

Here at Eau Brink Studio it has been all go. Getting ready for Exhibitions and fairs, The Bank Holiday means a family BBQ for us and of course getting ready for Amanda Hislop to arrive for her two day workshop on the 31st.

NEC

So in order the first thing of course was going to the Festival of Quilts in the NEC. Not as an exhibitor but as a customer. It was a fantastic day of shopping and catching up with friends.

This is a picture of one of the many fantastic quilts I fell in love with. Unfortunately far too many for me to show you them all. Looking forward to next years festival now.

West Norfolk Artists

The next thing to prepare for was the West Norfolk Artists Association Exhibition which is currently in full swing at St Nicholas Chapel in King’s Lynn.

This piece is one of two in the exhibition.

What Else?

Throughout the month we have had a number of workshops in the studio for children. Working with all ages teaching them how to create colour and pattern without the stress of drawing. Many have returned home with sketchbooks full of fabulous colourful pages.

We also have been teaching the older children how to use the sewing machines for free motion embroidery. Drawing with a needle is getting popular.

Powertex is one of the none sewing workshops which is popular with groups. The best it about is the participants go home with something they have created without the confidence of what they can achieve at the beginning of the workshop.

Amanda Hislop makes fantastic landscapes

The next workshop is Amanda Hislop for two days on the 31st of August and 1st of September. This workshop was full but a last minute cancellation means one space available. If your interested just go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/amanda-hislop-sketchbook-workshop/ for more information.

 

Small Holding News

Other than a full month of work and a long weekend of play we have manged to rear ducks, and chickens. We have had a visit or two from the fox but to combat that we now have a  pair of geese. Hopefully next year they will become a breeding pair. Watch out Mr and Mrs Fox.

During the windy day we had half of a plum tree fell and the sheep and chickens thought they were going to have a feast. Not likely I managed to get 10.5 kg of plums to make jam. It is scrummy even if I say so myself. Not bad for a first attempt at jam making.

 


June 12, 2019
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It’s Been A While since the last post as I have been very busy with a number of things.

Whats Happening?

Starting with the West Norfolk Embroiderers Guild Exhibition in July. I have been sewing items for the exhibition and gathering in others work. The work that has come in is amazing. The theme is a rainbow wall. We are also adding another section of work with all colours in it. Visitors will impressed by the level of work.

Visitors will also be able to purchase the work that is for sale, shop at the stalls, attend the make and take tables and sit and enjoy a drink with cake or biscuits.

The guild members have worked very hard to put this exhibition on and the committee members have spent hours planning and finalising the smallest detail to ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience.

I have also been working on items for the Art and soul exhibition in South Wootton starting on the 17th June in the church. This is a celebration of many local artists work. Not just textiles but other works too. Again it is free to enter and refreshments are available. The aim of this exhibition is not only to show the works of the various artists but also to raise funds for the church. Works are available to buy.

And as the year progresses we have the Textile Show in Wymondham which is always a great show full of fabulous textiles for visitors to see and buy. I understand this is probably going to be the last Textile show at this venue for a while as it is up for development so a new venue is being sourced for next year.

 

Then it is the Handmade festival at Hampton court. I love this show as I spend a great deal of time chatting to like minded artists and makers as well as the public who love our work. It is a great way to meet new friends as well as catching up with old friends. The fair is over three days so a lot of work goes into it by everyone who is involved.

EBS Retail is doing well at The Barn in Long Sutton.  Thank you to everyone who has visited the shop. I am aiming to keep adding to the stock on a regular basis. You are welcome to ask in advance if I have anything in particular you need and I will respond to your enquiries as quickly as possible. Just ping me a email on [email protected],co.uk 

Where are we with the workshops?

The Natural Dye Day on Saturday 15th has 2 spaces available. This is not the same workshop as the Embroiderers Guild later in the month.

At The Barn on Sunday I will be teaching how to create stunning Blackwork Cards with a modern twist. We will be in the coffee shop for this workshop.

Alison Hulme will be with us next week so we can print all we can and if we feel like it on day two we can make a pinnie or a bag using the fabrics we printed on during day one. Due to a cancellation we have 2 spaces available now.

At The Barn on Sunday the 23rd June we will be Shibori dying using Procion Dyes. A great way to add colour and pattern to fabrics. Again this will be in the Cafe.

The Pinchbeck Community Hub is a new venue for me to teach at. Once a month I will be there teaching something different. This month it was Powertex next month it will be Blackwork Cards. For more information on these and many other workshops that are happening there contact them using this facebook link .

2020

I will be  confirming bookings by the end of July for 2020. Get in touch if your interested in teaching at Eau Brink Studio

Personally

Just to let you know that the sheep are all settled with the fleece off and two of the lambs have gone to new homes. the new cockerel has also settled in and the girls appear to be much calmer.

The garden is looking very soggy today but the pond is getting full again.

Next week with the weather permitting we will have some honey. Hurrah

Thank you everyone for your support in my venture.

 


April 28, 2019

Powertex Workshop for Children

Why not drop of the children for 2 hours for a powertex  workshop.

A different item to make every visit
10 till 12 or 1 till 3
Just £15.00 per child. From age 5
Workshops run by Anita O’Neill. Eau Brink Studio.
Enhanced DBS checked.
For more information call in and ask.
call 01406 258260

Running throughout the spring and summer season.

It is advisable to wear old clothing for these workshops. Tie hair back.

Gloves and aprons or shirts will be available.

Powertex fabric hardener and textile hardener is an environmentally friendly water-based liquid sculpting medium.

It is very safe for children to use as it is water based, none toxic and easy to use.


April 20, 2019

Join Anita at The Barn to make Powertex Dragon Eggs.

A two hour workshop for all ages using Powertex fabric hardener  to create your very own Dragon Egg.

Starting at 10 am for the morning workshop and then at 1 pm for the afternoon.

This workshop is at The Barn, 59 Wisbech Road, Long Sutton and is taking place as part of the Easter Extravaganza

Just call in to book leaving a £5.00 deposit to secure your place. or call 01406 258260 for more information.

Included in the price of just £15.00 are all materials, gloves and aprons.

to see what you can create go to https://www.instagram.com/p/BvCYPByl6jF/