Free Motion Archives - EAU Brink Studio

February 20, 2019

Colour Therapy Family Time at Eau Brink Studio today.

What on earth does that mean I hear you say?

As a family it can be hard to all get together to do something that can encourage creativity. Something that the entire family can do.

Today a family came to Eau Brink Studio to work with colour. The tricky bit is working out your personal colours. Once done it is just a case of using them to create texture and line using a variety of implements.

 

 

The youngest member of today’s group was 10 years old who became very excited when she realised that just by taking a rubbing and washing it over with a gold ink you can create something beautiful. we also had teenagers and parents. It was a fabulous day watching the nervousness disappear as they became involved in the art.

 

Some of it was drawing, some painting. We had textures with printing and stitching free motion for the first time. A spectacular result on the sewing machine. Just goes to show what can be done with an very old Bernina and a little imagination.

 

 As you can see this is a very talented family. This drawing took a while as the young lady wanted to ensure she managed to get her drawing to look proportionate.

For one so young it is a great piece.

 By the afternoon they entire family had managed to get a number of pieces finished. I love the colours in the eye.

Mum and Dad worked through a number of different ideas ranging from printing to watercolours. All with brilliant results.

Looking forward to the next Colour Therapy Family Time  just to see what they turn out.

 

 

 


September 7, 2018
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Creative Machine Embroidery with Abigail Mill.

Abigail Mill will be with us at Eau Brink studio on the 6th and 7th of September for a two day workshop.

Fabric and Fun

Day 1

On the first day Abigail will run through the basics of machine embroidery and get you set up on your machine ready to ’draw in sewing’. You will need to bring along your own sewing machine, although not crucial as there are a couple spare, along with your sewing box with threads, pins, scissors etc.* You will also need to make sure that your sewing machine can be converted to ’Free motion machining’ by using a darning foot and lowering the feed dogs * the fabric that you will be using during the initial sampling stage can be provided. Abigail will run through exercises on machine tension, working with various threads, working with mixed fabrics, appliqué techniques, and preparation of fabrics for your final piece.

Day 2

This is where the fun begins! Armed with the knowledge of the previous days sampling, this day is all about self development. The aim is to leave with a finished piece of embroidery that reflects your own style and colour palette. In order to do this you will need to be inspired by your own source materials. You will need to bring with you any photographs, post cards, sketches or greetings cards with inspiring imagery. We would also encourage you to bring along your collections of fabrics and trimmings for that personal touch.

Testimonial.

“Abigail is a very enthusiastic and very friendly teacher. She herself is very accomplished in the skill of machine embroidery and wants all her students to achieve and learn skills that they can be put into practice when back at home. She makes sure that everyone of her students gets individual attention and nothing is too much trouble to demonstrate or help with any of the techniques she herself uses to get a high standard of finish for her students. Anyone out there wanting to be creative should sign up now for one of her courses. Not only will you have a brill day but I guarantee you will return home rearing to put your new skills into practice!” Carol.

If you would like to attend this workshop but feel a little daunted you can always buy a kit from Abigail just to get started.

Each day will commence at 10am and finish at 4pm. Lunch is not provided but home made cakes and other refreshments are included.

Off street secure parking.

Schedule Appointment


September 6, 2018
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Creative Machine Embroidery with Abigail Mill.

Abigail Mill will be with us at Eau Brink studio on the 6th and 7th of September for a two day workshop.

Fabric and Fun

Day 1

On the first day Abigail will run through the basics of machine embroidery and get you set up on your machine ready to ’draw in sewing’. You will need to bring along your own sewing machine, although not crucial as there are a couple spare, along with your sewing box with threads, pins, scissors etc.* You will also need to make sure that your sewing machine can be converted to ’Free motion machining’ by using a darning foot and lowering the feed dogs * the fabric that you will be using during the initial sampling stage can be provided. Abigail will run through exercises on machine tension, working with various threads, working with mixed fabrics, appliqué techniques, and preparation of fabrics for your final piece.

Day 2

This is where the fun begins! Armed with the knowledge of the previous days sampling, this day is all about self development. The aim is to leave with a finished piece of embroidery that reflects your own style and colour palette. In order to do this you will need to be inspired by your own source materials. You will need to bring with you any photographs, post cards, sketches or greetings cards with inspiring imagery. We would also encourage you to bring along your collections of fabrics and trimmings for that personal touch.

Testimonial.

“Abigail is a very enthusiastic and very friendly teacher. She herself is very accomplished in the skill of machine embroidery and wants all her students to achieve and learn skills that they can be put into practice when back at home. She makes sure that everyone of her students gets individual attention and nothing is too much trouble to demonstrate or help with any of the techniques she herself uses to get a high standard of finish for her students. Anyone out there wanting to be creative should sign up now for one of her courses. Not only will you have a brill day but I guarantee you will return home rearing to put your new skills into practice!” Carol.

If you would like to attend this workshop but feel a little daunted you can always buy a kit from Abigail just to get started.

Each day will commence at 10am and finish at 4pm. Lunch is not provided but home made cakes and other refreshments are included.

Off street secure parking.

Schedule Appointment