September 25, 2019

Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio encourages you to spend time pushing the boundaries of your practice.

Spend the day in the studio experimenting with mixed media, Any medium can be used. Bring your own or use the studio’s. Try new techniques for your projects. Prepare your samples for your educational needs.

There are no restrictions on what you can do only your own. You can be as messy or as tidy as you wish. You can work on very small projects or very large.

Use a substrate of paper or fabric, man made or natural. Enhance it with paint, dyes, inks, prints, machine or hand stitch,

Felt it, Embellish it, screw it up, iron it flat. let your imagination take you beyond what is considered the norm.

Once you have finished playing and decided what you love doing push it further and establish our artist identity.

If you want to know more then contact me through [email protected] or call on  01553 762115

Schedule Appointment

 


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.

 

 


September 6, 2019
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Exciting times at Eau Brink Studio.

Firstly I would like to thank Amanda Hislop for a great weekend of making us draw. The sketchbook workshop was amazing and I have continued to work into mine. I know this is not something I usually do. Many of us wondered where this would lead to and I am happy to say that it made me go back to basics which is a good thing.

The exciting times continue with Amanda  returning to us in 2020. Details are already on the website though more information is due to be added once Amanda has sourced pictures and samples.

Next is The Handmade Festival at Hampton court. Only one week to go and I am no where near ready for it.

I had decided not to go this year but at the last minute found that I can not stay away. So working long hours making items to take with me.

If you want to go and need a ticket just ping me an email and I will see if the link still works for you.

We are in full swing at Wymondham Arts Centre so you still have time to attend as it does not finish until the 15th of September. All items are textile related at this one so pop along and see whats going on. There is also a list of the workshops on my stand as well as the table where the money is taken.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me on [email protected] 

 

Our new group has commenced this month called Progression. We are ten members and will stay at that number so if you were thinking of joining us and I have not spoken to you then if you wish to join I have to say you will be on a waiting list. Our first exhibition is in February at Makers Month starting in the Forum Norwich. We would love it if you could come and see us Fledglings. This is an exciting time for us and would appreciate your support.

News on the home front.

We have a new cockerel. He is a bit young at the moment to take his place with his ladies so is being loved and cherished on his own. This means he is being spoilt in our house.

The geese have settled in nicely, All baby duck are now wondering around and enjoying the pond for a swim and wash. The chicken are laying again so lovely fresh eggs daily and the sheep are just being hooligans as usual.

Perfect days.

 

 


August 31, 2019
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Amanda Hislop will be returning to Eau Brink Studio for a two day workshop. Mark making and texture…A Sketchbook exploration using the local environment.

Sketchbooks are an important element in the development of Amanda’s work.

These books are a place to be free and explore ideas, keep references and working samples. A big part of Amanda’s working practice and are used as an inspirational resource in the teaching of workshops and summer schools.

Amanda offers a creative workshop exploring a free approach to generating ideas through a working sketchbook, looking at abstract ideas and personal themes relating to land and seascapes, an enjoyable experience working in a relaxed atmosphere discovering personal creativity.

 

Using the local landscape Amanda will teach us how to fill our sketchbooks with lines, colour and depth. Taking away the fear of drawing and sketching.

Helping us to understand that we are not taking a picture of what we see but making a representation of it for our own art work.

You do not need to be able to draw for this workshop. Amanda will help you to see the landscape in a very different way.

 

Amanda Said:-

‘Mark making and texture…a sketchbook exploration using the local environment’

A creative sketchbook workshop; personal approaches to exploring the local environment. Experiment with mono type drawing and mark making, Frottage, collage, folding and tearing to develop exciting sketchbook pages. Work with simplified drawn lines, resist wash and layered tissue to create paper surfaces to fragment into a series of abstract images relating to the local environment for development into personal sketchbook pages for mixed media and textile work.

Requirements list

The tutor will bring a selection of sketchbooks and resources to inspire.

 

  • A small stitch bound sketchbook and drawing materials of choice, include drawing pens of various thicknesses and preferred colour medium, e.g. inktense blocks or pencils, neocolour, koh I noor dye based colour (some will be available to use)
  • A number 10 or 12 round brush to use with colour wash and ink.
  • Scissors
  • Cheap baby wipes for cleaning hands etc.
  • Apron/overall and plastic gloves if you wish to use them.
  • A hairdryer is useful 

Papers, threads and art materials, equipment and resources for student use will be supplied at a cost of £4 approx.

 

Feel free to bring any papers or materials you may wish to experiment with.

book early to ensure your place

Schedule Appointment


July 16, 2019
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It is Exhibition Time at Eau Brink Studio, which means that I have work in many places for you to see.

Firstly at The West Norfolk Embroiderers Guild Exhibition in St Nicholas Chapel over the Weekend of the 13th and 14th. We has so many visitors that we worried we would run out of cake but the lades did us proud and kept everyone topped up with tea and cake.

The exhibition was a resounding success, with many visitors and fabulous comments from all. The committee worked hard to make sure that everyone how submitted work had it all displayed.  The stall holders encouraged all visitors to look at the exhibits and vote on their favourite.

 

The next Exhibition is in September at Wymondham and current works are already being prepared for that one.

Whats Next?

I have been making cushions for my home and now will be working on cushions to add to my shop with Christmas themes just for fun. More on those in coming blogs.

Experimental Wednesdays

Experimental Wednesdays will become a new group for the first Wednesday of each month called Experimental Textiles. The aim is to get it set up for the first Wednesday in September. Current Experimental Wednesday customers have asked for this for some time now and it has taken me a while to get it sorted out. We will have to restrict numbers so that there is plenty of space to work in.  I will continue with another Experimental Wednesday on the 3rd week of each month for those who do not wish to belong to the new group.

The aim of Experimental Textiles is to push boundaries with our work and to be part of the exhibition during Makers Month in February each year. We will also be organising fringe events during February at Eau Brink Studio. Also we will run an exhibition during the Open Studios in June each year. During which we will run workshops and demonstrations for visitors.

Do not be thinking it will all be ultra modern work as we can also push traditional works by using modern colours and fabrics as well as threads. Such as a piece called Blue Bird by a lady called Katherine which uses strands of blue threads stitched in Blackwork pattern and a 3D wing which is needle woven.

New Equipment

The studio is currently being moved around to accommodate a new super large printer for group members to use for larger pieces such as wall hangings and quilts if they wish.

This printer will also be made available to other groups and individuals from September 2019.

And just because I can

Our new cockerel is producing little babies just like this one who is two days old.

 

 


June 22, 2019
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What a fabulous week. Alison Hulme visited with her lovely husband for two days.

It has been a very busy week at Eau Brink Studio. I am now making many items for a variety of fairs as well as the shop.

Trying out new ideas and techniques have been high on my agenda this week. But the most exciting part of the week was the visit by Alison Hulme and her husband.

Getting the studio ready.

On arrival Alison proceeded to to empty her car into the studio where we covered tables and laid out a huge array of thermofax screens, mark making materials and paints for all our learners to use.

By 9 o’clock all was ready for the next two days workshop and we relaxed for a while before retiring.

Day 1

Up early to bake a cake for the customers and put on the urn. Fruit bowl filled and we were ready by the time our customers started to arrive.

After introducing Alison I sat and enjoyed the day of printing and over dyeing with procion dyes. There were lots of fabulous fabrics being printed with lovely colours. Alison is an excellent teacher who can get the best out of anyone at her workshops.

Day 2

Unfortunately I could not to attend day 2 but when I could pop in I was amazed at all the lovely fabrics and prints. I was over whelmed by the help and support I received from regular learners. I humbly Thank you. Also, I thank you  for the lovely medicine that arrived. The clearing up was quick and efficient.

Alison arrived home safely and in a good time.

The feedback for the workshop has been great and already I have been asked if Alison will be returning next year. This is something I need to discuss with Alison in the near future. I will keep you posted.


May 1, 2019

Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio encourages you to spend time pushing the boundaries of your practice.

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Works by using the embellisher

Spend the day in the studio experimenting with mixed media, Any medium can be used. Bring your own or use the studio’s. Try new techniques for your projects. Prepare your samples for your educational needs.

There are no restrictions on what you can do only your own. You can be as messy or as tidy as you wish. You can work on very small projects or very large.

Use a substrate of paper or fabric, man made or natural. Enhance it with paint, dyes, inks, prints, machine or hand stitch,

Felt it, Embellish it, screw it up, iron it flat. let your imagination take you beyond what is considered the norm.

Once you have finished playing and decided what you love doing push it further and establish our artist identity.

If you want to know more then contact me through [email protected] or call on  01553 762115

Schedule Appointment