June 28, 2023

                     Ruth’s Wednesdays

All you need to do is bring your sewing kit, sewing machine and lunch everything else is provided.

 

Schedule Appointment

Eau Brink Studio:

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:

 

If you want to you can still observe the following:

Face masks may be 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.

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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 



                     Ruth’s Wednesdays

All you need to do is bring your sewing kit, sewing machine and lunch everything else is provided.

 

Schedule Appointment

Eau Brink Studio:

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:

 

If you want to you can still observe the following:

Face masks may be 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.

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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 


April 26, 2023

                     Ruth’s Wednesdays

All you need to do is bring your sewing kit, sewing machine and lunch everything else is provided.

 

Schedule Appointment

Eau Brink Studio:

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:

 

If you want to you can still observe the following:

Face masks may be 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.

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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 


December 1, 2022

Ruth’s Thursdays: Pick an Artist

You will be selecting your favourite Artist from which you will develop a free standing Item. I have lots of pictures on the following artists.

David Hockney – Landscapes     Klimpt      Monet    Paul Klee  Peter Doig     Van Gough            Victoria Crow

If you would like to reserve the pictures on a particular artist please send me an e-mail to ruthhatestechnology@yahoo.co.uk and I’ll reserve them for you.

We will be looking at colours, their mark making, shapes and styles. You could also pick a theme should you choose such as landscapes or abstracts etc and create in the style of your artist.

All other materials threads and embellishments will be provided as usual.

All you have to do is bring yourself, your sewing kit and sewing machine and your lunch. All drinks are supplied and there are snacks and cake too.

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:

 

The following can still be observed:

Face masks can be 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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 


October 26, 2022

                                 Pick an Artist and Play with Ruth Holmes

If you have a favourite artist bring along books and pictures. However don’t panic as I will provide artist pictures that you can work from. We will be exploring looking into the small details and brush strokes and taking these to develop abstract pictures using a variety of printing, painting, stamp making. we will enlarge small bits of the paintings and cut them up and re-arrange. Once you have created a number of pieces you can hand or machine stitch and embellish in any way you choose.

All you have to do is bring yourself, your sewing kit and sewing machine and your lunch. All drinks are supplied and there are snacks and cake too.

Eau Brink Studio:

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:

You can still do the following:

Face masks can be 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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 

 


September 29, 2022

  Marvellous Magic Maps with Ruth Holmes

Create a map using your house and surrounding area, or a place you have been to and loved or create a completely original place that has in it all the things you imagine would be there or do what I did and create a fantasy map . We will be using techniques including image transfer, hand and free machine stitching.  You will start by trying out the different techniques. Then you will start  creating a plan. I’ve done a picture but, for example you could do a hanging, book cover, cushion or picture. You will also be doing some drawing or tracing to create images to transfer onto you fabric.  Fabric will be provided for the front, as will Bump. Images of buildings, trees, etc will be provided but please bring your own if you have a specific idea in mind. All threads and embellishments will be provided as usual.

If you have a set of Inktense crayons do bring them but both Anita and I have plenty you can borrow.

All you have to do is bring yourself, your sewing kit and sewing machine and your lunch. All drinks are supplied and there are snacks and cake too.

 

Schedule Appointment

Eau Brink Studio:

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:

The following can still be done:

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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 

 


August 31, 2022

                             Sewing Sumptuous Sheers

You will be supplied with a variety of sheer fabric and threads in a range of colours. There will be a supply of pictures to take designs from, but please bring your own if you have an idea in mind. A small hoop with sheer fabric in will be ready for you to practice on until you are feeling comfortable. You will then select your fabric, threads and hoop size from a range on offer. You will transfer your design onto the fabric and start stitching. You can do satin stitch all over or a number of different types of stitches. After that it is gossip and cake all the way.

All you have to do is bring yourself, your sewing kit and sewing machine and your lunch. All drinks are supplied and there are snacks and cake too.

Eau Brink Studio:

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:

The following can still be done:

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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 

 


July 28, 2022

                             Landscapes that Reach Beyond the frame

                           With Ruth Holmes

 

We will be looking at landscapes and I will supply a range of pictures as starting points but do bring your own if you have something or somewhere in mind. We will be printing and painting a wide variety of papers. But I will also bring some ready printed and already made up into a landscape for you to experiment with stitching onto using your sewing machine, as it may take a while for yours to dry. By the end of the day however you will have created one landscape and have the skills to create using your own materials. I will supply all the materials you will need.

All you have to do is bring yourself, your sewing kit  your sewing Machine and your lunch. All drinks are supplied and there are snacks and cake too.

 

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:

The following can still be done:

Face masks can be 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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 

 

 

 


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Sumptuous soldering with Alex Waylett

Sumptuous Soldering is a two day course incorporating many mixed media techniques which when combined produce an ornate and intricate 3D art work. The beauty of it is that you do not need to work from a design as we use stamps and printing blocks to be our starting point-and allow the design to develop naturally from these prints. You can take the techniques and materials used, further in your work at home and in-corporate your own designs and motifs. Suitable for those with some free machine embroidery experience.

There is a small additional cost for materials to be paid to Alex on the day.

Lunch is not included but refreshments including drinks, cake and fruit are.

Schedule Appointment

Eau Brink Studio:

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:

The following can still be done:

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 things as haberdashery as well as fabric. If you have specific items you need and want to find out if Anita has them in stock or could get them for you or if you have already ordered something but would prefer to pick your items up from Eau Brink instead of the Emporium please contact Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk
The long Sutton Emporium is situated on the A17 .look out for the bright orange signs.

 

 


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I How Is Our Changing World Affecting Our Textile Art?

Whether we like it or not, our changing world is affecting our Textile Art. But are we keeping up with all the changes?

Let us take a look at what Textile Art is and then decide on how it is changing along with our world changes.

Textile art is a term used to describe any art created from any type of woven, or spun fibres. This type of art can be in the form of stitch, weaving, felting, needle felting, knitting and crochet to name a few. We include other items which makes it mixed media. Such as paper, dyes, paints and found materials.

Our art can be very traditional to include stitches that have not changed for centuries. Or lace making that has been around for as long as we can remember. On the other end of the scale we use our ever changing environment as inspiration as that makes us look at other materials not usually used for Textile Art.

The changing world is affecting our art in many ways.

The biggest change is that many people have no idea what we do. They think that as we can sew that we should be making and mending clothing. The fact that some of us run a mile when asked, this appears lost on the person asking.  Many people have no idea how to thread up a needle, how to even start to think of how to sew. Many come to Eau Brink Studio unable to use a sewing machine because they are afraid of breaking it.  A fear they soon get over with a little encouragement. It is the same as all things. You do have to learn first then you can create.

Another change I have noticed is that people are worried about coming to a new class or  workshop as they are very conscious of their lack of knowledge or confidence in meeting new friends. I get asked many questions such as, what if I don’t fit in?  What if I cannot do it? I do not have a modern Sewing machine, is that a problem? and many many other concerns.

The thing is none of it need be a concern. Most of us are very nice people who just want to be either learning or teaching with like minded others. We want to create using textiles as our base. We want to explore and take our work in any direction we want to on any given day.

You do not need a lot of equipment, or a modern sewing machine. So long as you can sew on a machine it can create. So long as you can thread a needle you can sew either by hand or machine it does not matter. What does matter is that you are enjoying what your making and feel enthused to take it further. To learn and go off in the direction it takes you. It can be surprising where it can take you.

And if you have attended a workshop you feel at the end it is not for you then try something else. One day you will remember that workshop and one element of it will be just what you need to finish your current project.

As we look around us and see how we need to be less wasteful it gives all artists the inspiration and materials to use for our art.

Of course we all know that plastic is now something to avoid but it is here and we need to be using it in our art. It can be melted and whilst still soft can be moulded into shapes for buttons and other embellishments. Or used to make new items such as bowls. We can use it for stitch too. Just need to make holes in it for the stitches to go into. So much of it can be used again and again.

Looking at how our environment changes is only one way of seeing inspiration. We can also look at how we are changing. We  are more tolerant of each other and are learning about each others cultures and religions. Not something I usually talk about but we need to see what is going on around us as well as in the wider world.  We can use much of of it in our art. We can not just to shock, or to show our feelings but also to embrace change in our own lives.

I do feel we are all much more cautious about our spending and learning as we are affected by the world events. But we should not stop learning and trying new things. Luckily we live in the age of the internet and we can learn a lot from it. I personally prefer to learn in a class with others. I love being with others and even if I am teaching I am learning.  It is a great feeling when your stuck on a project and someone in the room suggests you try something and it works. Or if it does not works perhaps a little tweaking will help. I  cannot get that feeling from watching a video on the internet.

So as you read this think about what you prefer. Think about what stops you from joining a new group or class. How can you overcome that?  Be honest with yourself and make a change by going along to your nearest class or group give it a go.

Over the next week I will be uploading content onto the new members page of the website. First items are free and as I get to finish more content it will be either in the free membership section or the classes and workshops memberships.

So if you want to see what we are up to sign up for the free memberships and see if you like it. Just go to www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk and look at the top tab for the members area.

What have we got coming up ?

Landscapes that Reach Beyond the Frame with Ruth Holmes

 

 

 

Introduction to Linocut Printing with Rachel Collier-Wilson

 

Specialised Weaving / Bring your own loom! With Jennifer Anne Studios

Thank you for reading.

Anita


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