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Diamond Art Taster

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Join Dawn from Dawns Gems at Eau Brink Studio for our opening day to introduce Dawn and her Diamond Art Taster.

The morning class will commence at 10 am where you will be make welcome and introduced to the studio and Dawn. The afternoon class will commence at 2 pm where again you will be make welcome and introduced to the studio and Dawn.

We do have to limit numbers due to the current guidelines so do book early. If the weather permits we may move the tables outside.

Whats Provided

Included in the cost is a basic kit and refreshments.

Refreshments include tea, coffee, and squash as well as cake. Fruit is also provided.

Aims

The aim of the day is to introduce you to the fabulous hobby of Diamond Art through a taster class. Diamond art is for everyone. It is easy to learn and can become very addictive. Starting small with little stickers moving through to the very large pictures and household items.

What Is It?

Diamond Art is a craft that includes a pre printed picture with glue already on it ready for you to place small coloured crystals in place. Once the picture is completed you can frame it before hanging it in your home.

Each kit comes with a stylus to help you pick up the diamonds and a small amount of putty to help them stick to the stylus before placing onto the picture or household item.

Dawns Gems keeps a good stock of items for all budgets. Dawn likes to keep up with the current new items being brought out by her suppliers which means her stock is changing all the time to keep you busy.

To book just click on the link below.

Schedule Appointment



.  We are Opening again on Saturday 4th July for our first Post Covid-19 workshop at Eau Brink Studio.

This workshop is a little different to our usual line up.

Diamond Art Taster Day by Dawns Gems is a two hour taster class. Dawn will provide kits for all the family to try their hand at Diamond art. Dawn will be with us for a morning class commencing at 10 am. And then an afternoon class commencing at 2pm.

Our class numbers will be a maximum of 10 at this moment in time. However, if we are able to increase them nearer the time we will do.

It will be even better if we can move it to outside but that will of course depend on the weather.

So What is this Diamond Art then?

Diamond Art is a craft that includes a pre printed picture with glue already on it ready for you to place small coloured crystals in place. Once the picture is completed you can frame it before hanging it in your home.

Each kit comes with a stylus to help you pick up the diamonds and a small amount of putty to help them stick to the stylus before placing onto the picture or household item.

Dawns Gems keeps a good stock of items for all budgets. Dawn likes to keep up with the current new items being brought out by her suppliers which means her stock is changing all the time to keep you busy.

Keeping Safe While we are open again.

During this uncertain time we are living in we are asking visitors to the studio to keep to some new rules. I am sure you all know what I am going to ask of you but I have to ensure you are aware.

Please do wash your hand at regular intervals throughout your time in the studio. To ensure your safety I have installed a new soap dispenser with foam antibacterial soap in it. We already use paper towels and I have some hand gel by the door too use on the way in and on the way out.

There are disposable gloves and aprons available but no fabric aprons. Of course you can bring your own to use.

You can if you feel you want to use your own face masks or face visors or shields.

Please be considerate to others when coming in and out of the studio keeping your distance.  If you need any help with your equipment I can help you unload your car and will wear gloves to do so. Please let me know if you will need any help at the time of booking. If you are unsure please do call or email before booking.

When in the studio we will only have up to 10 persons at any one time until we are told we can increase the numbers but sometimes I may limit the numbers to 6 or 8 depending on what we are working on.  With this in mind I do need you to book in through the booking system so I can monitor numbers.

I ask you to place all cups, glasses, plates and cutlery into the dishwasher once you have finished with it. That way I can just put it on when the class has finished.

The Tables will be covered with a disposable covering which will be changed between classes.

And Finally

It is important that to me that you enjoy your time at Eau Brink Studio once we open again, so please do let me know if we can help you in any way before, during and after a workshop.

 

 

 


March 27, 2020
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Gelli Plate Printing part 1

Yesterday I uploaded a new Video on my YouTube Channel for you. Just pop over to YouTube and search Eau Brink Studio and you will see Gilli Plate Printing part one.
Our Classes and workshops are predominately fabric and textile led. However the  majority of our classes can be adapted to work with paper and card too.
Every workshop on this channel is demonstrated by Anita O’Neill in real time.

Each video is approximately 15 minutes long to make it easy for you to follow each step.

The aim of the channel is to encourage you to try new forms of art and stitch.
If you like what you see and find you want more just book into Eau Brink Studio for a group workshop, join in a planned workshop or book a one to one with Anita for her full attention.

Gelli Plate Printing Part 1 is the first video on Gelli Plate Printing on my YouTube Channel.  This video shows you how to use your Gelli Plate to print onto fabric and paper. Filmed in real time making it easy to follow.

What comes after part 1?

Part 2 and 3 will be added over the next few days so make sure you keep an eye out for them.

Part 2 will show you how to layer up your colours and textures. We did touch on this in part one but there is so much more you can do with your Gelli plate.

Part 3 will show you how to transfer pictures from magazines and prints. This one make take a little longer as you have to get the right amount of paint onto the Gelli for this to work.

Getting a good print does take a bit of practice but it is worth it in the end. It also depends on the quality of paper and the original print.

 

 


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.

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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.