March 23, 2022
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Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.

You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching, Paper and fabric or how about dyeing and painting before you stitch into your work?

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

Materials are not included , However, if you wish to have a go at something new just let Anita know in advance and she will help you with a materials list or let you know if it is something already in stock for you to use.

Schedule Appointment

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 2, 2022
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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

In 2021 we hope our exhibited work can be seen in King’s Lynn at open studios, Norwich at the Forum, Brancaster Village Hall and the NEC in March and we are looking at the possibility of somewhere else in Norfolk nearer the end of the year.  For further information check out the Facebook page at regular intervals, in case of changes due to Covid.

Progression in Textiles is a group of eight and if you wish to join us please get in touch on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk 


February 16, 2022
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Experimental Wednesday

 

Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

This week we are working on making backgrounds using Mulsin, tissue papers, paint, cling film or very cheap sandwich bags, plus other items.

Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.

You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching, Paper and fabric or how about dyeing and painting before you stitch into your work?

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

Materials are not included , However, if you wish to have a go at something new just let Anita know in advance and she will help you with a materials list or let you know if it is something already in stock for you to use.

Schedule Appointment

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.

 


February 2, 2022
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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

In 2021 we hope our exhibited work can be seen in King’s Lynn at open studios, Norwich at the Forum, Brancaster Village Hall and the NEC in March and we are looking at the possibility of somewhere else in Norfolk nearer the end of the year.  For further information check out the Facebook page at regular intervals, in case of changes due to Covid.

Progression in Textiles is a group of eight and if you wish to join us please get in touch on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk 


January 29, 2022
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Nine Square Cushions with Anita O’Neill

Learn how to make cushions using pieced techniques. This next level cushion teaches you how to make a cushion using strips of fabric  2.5 inches wide. Once you have stitched your strips together you will then cut them into 9 squares and sew to make a cushion..

Using a sewing machine once you have made your cushion you will stuff it and hand stitch the opening closed.

This workshop is intended for someone who wants to learn how to use their sewing machine to make pretty cushions for their home or to give as gifts. Of course you can still join in if your more advanced and just want to make the cushions.

We will be using Lewis and Irene fabrics for this workshop.

Fabrics and refreshments included.

You need to bring your sewing machine (if you do not have one to use please inform Anita who will ensure there is one available for your use). Book and kit that came with the sewing machine. pins, machine needles, Top stitch needle advised for this workshop. You can purchase these from Anita on the day. Scissors. threads for your machine in basic colours such as blue, green, cream, black..

If you want to make a quilted cushion there are kits available at an extra cost.

Schedule Appointment

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.

 

 

 


January 19, 2022

 

Experimental Wednesday

 

 

Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

This week we are working with Tyvek and experimenting with tissue papers, paper napkins and colour.

Anita is on hand to help you after demonstrating what you can do with the papers. The aim of the day is to explore the properties of the Tyvek with papers bonded onto it before heating and distressing it.

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

There is an additional £5.00 charge for materials.

You will need Tyvek papers, Napkins, Tissue papers, Bondaweb, inks, and paints to colour the Tyvek and bondaweb.

sewing kit including sewing machine if you prefer to machine stitch, threads and beads.

 

Schedule Appointment

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.

 


January 5, 2022
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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

In 2021 we hope our exhibited work can be seen in King’s Lynn at open studios, Norwich at the Forum, Brancaster Village Hall and the NEC in March and we are looking at the possibility of somewhere else in Norfolk nearer the end of the year.  For further information check out the Facebook page at regular intervals, in case of changes due to Covid.

Progression in Textiles is a group of eight and if you wish to join us please get in touch on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk 


December 23, 2021
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Shopping – A Physical or On Line Shop?

Lets face it we all like to shop at some point but which do we prefer? A Physical or On Line Shop?

There is a huge discussion about the high street shops disappearing but the solution appears to be complicated.

One argument is that you can get just about anything on line but not in a high street or even out of town shopping centres. For those of us who like to sew this is particularly true. But, the difficulty for us is that we like to see and feel what we are buying. Particularly when it comes to fabrics.

So many times in the past I have purchased fabric on line and been very disappointed with the quality of it. And that is why I started to sell fabrics from the studio and then moved them into the shop. Now I have a lovely collection from Lewis and Irene which are fabulous quality and lovely prints. The best thing about them is that in a collection you can mix and match all the fabrics and your project will look lovely.

With this in mind in the coming year I am going to be teaching cushion making using these fabrics. Now you may be thinking once you have learnt how to make a cushion you do not need to go again. But I am going to teach you how to make a pieced square which we will make into a cushion and each month the pattern will be different. Then at the end of the year you will have the patterns for twelve squares and can use them to make quilts and other home items.

Going back to the high street I have to admit that I do avoid going into town centres if I can. Writing this made me think about why that is and here are my thoughts.

The parking is far too expensive especially if your just nipping in for something quick. The town where I live has no department store other than M&S but it is very old fashioned and small. The rest of the town is made up of empty shops, charity shops, pubs and cafe’s other than Boots. There is one clothing shop I do shop at and a haberdashery shop that never has what I want. There is a great veg shop but it is always so busy you can’t get  in it.

I have approached the council and the company that runs the centre of the town to see if I can have a pop up shop in one of the empty shops and they are not at all keen for me to do this unless I pay full rent and rates as well as taking out a small lease for up to three months.  I only want one for a long weekend now and again. I am assuming that many small businesses would love the opportunity to have a pop up shop in a town centre where they can assess if it would be worth taking on a permanent shop or not. And for the visitors to the town it would be a real bonus to know that when ever they are in town different shops are there for them. There are towns in Norfolk that do this very successfully. Such a shame ours won’t entertain it.

Lets look at why I shop on line. That is an easy question to answer. It is quick to find what I want most of the time. It is easy to purchase and they deliver it sometimes the next day. Though I do like to use click and collect if I can to save the postage.

And guess what ? you can now click and collect when purchasing off my online shop. More and more products will be added over the coming months including art materials that we use for our textiles. So now you have a great choice of shopping in my physical shop, online shop and using click and collect.

With all this choice I have to say I prefer a physical shop so that I can see what I am getting. I like to feel the fabrics to see what they are like. I like to see something made up so I know what it will look like. And I like to talk to someone who has used a product to hopefully get a real idea on its properties.

Eau Brink Studio will be closed for the 24th, 25th and 26th December and if we are permitted after that we will be open except for 1st January 2022.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all who read my blogs, purchase items from me and support the studio by attending workshops and popping in from time to time.

Also thank you ladies of Progression in Textiles for working so hard to ensure our little exhibiting group continues to grow and grow. I for one are looking forward to the coming year and working with you.

 


December 15, 2021

 

Experimental Wednesday

 

Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

This week we are working with hot soy wax, procion dye thickened with Manutex. We will make a design on paper and transfer it onto a screen for screen printing onto fabric or paper.

Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.

You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching,

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

There is a £5.00 charge for materials on the day. We will include a small amount of silk  and there is more available if you wish to purchase more.

Schedule Appointment

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.

 


December 1, 2021
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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

In 2021 we hope our exhibited work can be seen in King’s Lynn at open studios, Norwich at the Forum, Brancaster Village Hall and the NEC in March and we are looking at the possibility of somewhere else in Norfolk nearer the end of the year.  For further information check out the Facebook page at regular intervals, in case of changes due to Covid.

Progression in Textiles is a group of eight and if you wish to join us please get in touch on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk 


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