December 2, 2020

PROGRESSION in TEXTILES

 

Progression in Textiles is a group of like minded people working to improve their practice over the year, Meeting at Eau Brink Studio.

Bringing our work to the public through a series of events to show how we have  moved our practice on from basic beginnings to finished pieces.

As a group of individuals we are all working on our own skill set and intend to push the boundaries to explore a technique or subject to its persevered limits. Each year the members of the group plan to concentrate on a different technique  or subject to explore. As work progresses more than one technique will be involved adding already explored work into a new piece. Or part of previous works.

At our Textiles in Progress exhibitions you can see everything connected with the subject including the rejected pieces. Talking to the artists will give you an insight into their world. showing you how a piece was constructed including workbooks and samples.

Also whilst at some exhibitions you will be able to take part in a Make and Take. Make and Take is a great way to learn a new skill or to just have a go.

Our members want to help you learn and progress in your own practice of work so do ask questions.

Exhibitions

Our exhibited work can be seen in King’s Lynn, Norwich  and  Granchester Village Hall. Not to mention Wymondham at the end of the year. For further information check out the Facebook page at regular intervals.

Progression in Textiles is a group of ten and at this time is full. If you wish to join us when a vacancy arises please get in touch on [email protected] 


November 11, 2020
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that your machine can do so much more? Many of us know who to use our sewing machines tend to use them for straight sewing.

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course. But you will learn the skills to make items using a pattern once confident.

During Sewing machine Confidence You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand. Samples will include all stitches your machine is able to do.  Each stitch can be shortened, elongated and widened. You can also use the stitches for free motion embroidery too.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Each workshop will have one or more learners at different stages of their development. This makes learning more interesting for everyone.

At the beginning of each workshop You will be asked to ensure your machine is clean and lint free. Also if you have changed the needle. Once this is completed the machine is ready for use. This stage of learning is a vital part of Sewing Machine Confidence.

All Sewing Machines have to be PAT tested. If your machine needs to be tested it can be booked in on your first workshop with the studio. For  more information on this contact Anita on [email protected]

Schedule Appointment


November 4, 2020

PROGRESSION in TEXTILES

 

Progression in Textiles is a group of like minded people working to improve their practice over the year, Meeting at Eau Brink Studio.

Bringing our work to the public through a series of events to show how we have  moved our practice on from basic beginnings to finished pieces.

As a group of individuals we are all working on our own skill set and intend to push the boundaries to explore a technique or subject to its persevered limits. Each year the members of the group plan to concentrate on a different technique  or subject to explore. As work progresses more than one technique will be involved adding already explored work into a new piece. Or part of previous works.

At our Textiles in Progress exhibitions you can see everything connected with the subject including the rejected pieces. Talking to the artists will give you an insight into their world. showing you how a piece was constructed including workbooks and samples.

Also whilst at some exhibitions you will be able to take part in a Make and Take. Make and Take is a great way to learn a new skill or to just have a go.

Our members want to help you learn and progress in your own practice of work so do ask questions.

Exhibitions

Our exhibited work can be seen in King’s Lynn, Norwich  and  Granchester Village Hall. Not to mention Wymondham at the end of the year. For further information check out the Facebook page at regular intervals.

Progression in Textiles is a group of ten and at this time is full. If you wish to join us when a vacancy arises please get in touch on [email protected] 


October 14, 2020
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that your machine can do so much more? Many of us know who to use our sewing machines tend to use them for straight sewing.

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course. But you will learn the skills to make items using a pattern once confident.

During Sewing machine Confidence You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand. Samples will include all stitches your machine is able to do.  Each stitch can be shortened, elongated and widened. You can also use the stitches for free motion embroidery too.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Each workshop will have one or more learners at different stages of their development. This makes learning more interesting for everyone.

At the beginning of each workshop You will be asked to ensure your machine is clean and lint free. Also if you have changed the needle. Once this is completed the machine is ready for use. This stage of learning is a vital part of Sewing Machine Confidence.

All Sewing Machines have to be PAT tested. If your machine needs to be tested it can be booked in on your first workshop with the studio. For  more information on this contact Anita on [email protected]

Schedule Appointment


October 10, 2020
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Warm Colours, Fallen Leaves: Autumnal Machine Embroidery Landscape

Workshop by Nodeen Salmon – 10th October 2020

Join Nodeen at Eau Brink Studio for a two day workshop creating a fabulous machine embroidered piece depicting trees in autumn.

You do not have to be experienced with free motion embroidery as you will have time to practice before working into your piece.

Nodeen will demonstrate each stage of the process and assist where you need it.

The aim is to create a autumn scene with stitch and paint. You do not need to be an artist as there are many ways we can  transfer lines onto fabric if required.

During the workshop you will be required to wear your mask or visor whilst watching the demonstrations but when sitting at your machine it is not required as you are 1 metre from your neighbour. Of course if you wish to keep your face covering on it is not a problem.

If you wish to bring your own cutlery and crockery again it is not a problem. If you have any concerns just email Anita on [email protected] 

Lunch is not included but refreshments are. This is hot drinks and bottled water, cake and fruit. We do have a fridge for your lunch if it is required.

If travelling from afar we do have a number of hotels within 10 minutes car travel from us to suit all budgets.

For this workshop you will need the following items –

    • A selection of sewing machine threads, all makes are acceptable. Dark, medium and light tones in each colour. Think trees and oranges, reds, yellow oranges and rust colour leave. For grass and foliage bring sap greens olive greens and yellow greens. Also bring tree colours like khaki and beige, light greens, browns, dark olive greens. Bring three shade of each colour.
    • Sewing machine which has the option to drop the feed dogs.
    • Free machine embroidery foot for the sewing machine.
    • Spare sewing machine needles.
    • 12” square white medium weight 100% cotton
    • 12”square craft Vilene heavy weight sew in, used as stabiliser.
    • Plus extra fabric and Vilene for sample stitches.
    • Sewing kit including small embroidery scissors.
    • Paint brush (approx. size 8 round medium).
    • Fabric paint: yellow, orange, red and blue (will be provided).
    • Yogurt pot or paper cup for water.
    • Autumnal landscape photos, sketches, images etc for inspiration
    • Pencil and note book.

Schedule Appointment


October 7, 2020

PROGRESSION in TEXTILES

 

Progression in Textiles is a group of like minded people working to improve their practice over the year, Meeting at Eau Brink Studio.

Bringing our work to the public through a series of events to show how we have  moved our practice on from basic beginnings to finished pieces.

As a group of individuals we are all working on our own skill set and intend to push the boundaries to explore a technique or subject to its persevered limits. Each year the members of the group plan to concentrate on a different technique  or subject to explore. As work progresses more than one technique will be involved adding already explored work into a new piece. Or part of previous works.

At our Textiles in Progress exhibitions you can see everything connected with the subject including the rejected pieces. Talking to the artists will give you an insight into their world. showing you how a piece was constructed including workbooks and samples.

Also whilst at some exhibitions you will be able to take part in a Make and Take. Make and Take is a great way to learn a new skill or to just have a go.

Our members want to help you learn and progress in your own practice of work so do ask questions.

Exhibitions

Our exhibited work can be seen in King’s Lynn, Norwich  and  Granchester Village Hall. Not to mention Wymondham at the end of the year. For further information check out the Facebook page at regular intervals.

Progression in Textiles is a group of ten and at this time is full. If you wish to join us when a vacancy arises please get in touch on [email protected] 


September 26, 2020
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TASTER DAY

Do you fancy trying something new but  not sure what to get into? How about trying out making your own designs of fabric using three techniques.

This one day event will enable you to take home three pieces of finished work. Each table will be set up for you in advance. Space is limited as we can only accommodate one to a table with social distancing.

By the end of the day you will take home one picture in a frame A5 size. One free motion picture A5 size framed and one cushion with a zip. (The pictures are of previous work not what will be made at the workshop)

All materials are provided and refreshments but not lunch. Face masks or visors are required during demonstrations but not whilst working at your table.

        1. Printing on fabric using paint and fabric medium to create a small picture. You can make as many designs as you wish whilst at this table. You will also be able to print a piece for your cushion.
        2. Learn free motion machine stitching. This is great fun and once you get over the worry of using a sewing machine in a totally new way you can enhance one of your printed fabric pieces. You will be shown how to change your machine from straight stitching to free motion and back again.
        3. Cushion construction. This is for anyone wanting to make a cushion with a zip but has not idea how to do it or has had problems with putting in zips before.

Schedule Appointment


September 9, 2020
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that your machine can do so much more? Many of us know who to use our sewing machines tend to use them for straight sewing.

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course. But you will learn the skills to make items using a pattern once confident.

During Sewing machine Confidence You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand. Samples will include all stitches your machine is able to do.  Each stitch can be shortened, elongated and widened. You can also use the stitches for free motion embroidery too.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Each workshop will have one or more learners at different stages of their development. This makes learning more interesting for everyone.

At the beginning of each workshop You will be asked to ensure your machine is clean and lint free. Also if you have changed the needle. Once this is completed the machine is ready for use. This stage of learning is a vital part of Sewing Machine Confidence.

All Sewing Machines have to be PAT tested. If your machine needs to be tested it can be booked in on your first workshop with the studio. For  more information on this contact Anita on [email protected]

Schedule Appointment


September 6, 2020
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Jenny O’Leary visited Eau Brink Studio for a weekend of working with tissue paper, fabric, ink and wax.

The two days started with Jenny demonstrating how to use tissue paper and wax to create trees and then by taking the colour out and adding ink you can change your picture many times over.

Our first day was very inspiring and a little scary at first but once we got into the swing of it we had fun. To ensure everyone’s safety we wore our masks whilst getting up close for the demonstrating but took them off when sitting. As the cake and tea was flowing we layered and waxed our way through the day.

Once we finished with the colouring and waxing, Jenny demonstrated how to remove the wax to reveal the layers we had created.

Of course if you find you are not happy with the results Jenny explained we can just go over the piece again with more wax, colour and bleach to change the colour.

 

Once we had mastered how to use the wax and colours we  spent the second day layering on fabric. the results are amazing. Something I will definitely be continuing to work on.

 

Jenny was very patient with us all and encouraged us to go with our own instincts. The results as you can see are fantastic.

 

Jenny will be back with us next year for more fun and hopefully we will not have to wear our masks.

Looking forward to the next workshop which will be with Amanda Hislop on the 30th September and 1st October. Only 1 space left for this one.

 

 


September 2, 2020

PROGRESSION in TEXTILES

 

Progression in Textiles is a group of like minded people working to improve their practice over the year, Meeting at Eau Brink Studio.

Bringing our work to the public through a series of events to show how we have  moved our practice on from basic beginnings to finished pieces.

As a group of individuals we are all working on our own skill set and intend to push the boundaries to explore a technique or subject to its persevered limits. Each year the members of the group plan to concentrate on a different technique  or subject to explore. As work progresses more than one technique will be involved adding already explored work into a new piece. Or part of previous works.

At our Textiles in Progress exhibitions you can see everything connected with the subject including the rejected pieces. Talking to the artists will give you an insight into their world. showing you how a piece was constructed including workbooks and samples.

Also whilst at some exhibitions you will be able to take part in a Make and Take. Make and Take is a great way to learn a new skill or to just have a go.

Our members want to help you learn and progress in your own practice of work so do ask questions.

Exhibitions

Our exhibited work can be seen in King’s Lynn, Norwich  and  Granchester Village Hall. Not to mention Wymondham at the end of the year. For further information check out the Facebook page at regular intervals.

Progression in Textiles is a group of ten and at this time is full. If you wish to join us when a vacancy arises please get in touch on [email protected]