April 15, 2019
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Cas Holmes – Postcards is an introductory workshop marking your  places of interest you.

Returning to Eau Brink Studio for this one day workshop to inspire you to record your travels.

What landscapes and images seen on your travels would you represent on your postcard?

We will share processes and ideas based on some of the artist’s personal approaches to creating mixed media works with found materials. We will look at transforming paper to turn it into a cloth-like feel through Momigami (Japanese crumpling) and combining it with textile and stitch to create small postcard size samples.

The focus will be on hand stitching as an extension of mark making and drawing.

 

STUDENT PREPARATION FOR WORKSHOP: All should fit in one small bag

 

Postcards and images representing a place you have been or travelled to use a an initial source of inspiration. Themes could be

Gardens or Natural History:Images and text relating to plant, insects, birds. (based on the idea of a Planthunter or naturalist recording.their world.

 

Equipment: Hand sewing equipment  (scissors,a few threads for hand stitching, pins). Waterproof felt pen or a biro if you have one. Glue sticks (pritt) or similar. Sewing machine (optional)

Sketchbook/camera

 

Paper and textiles inspired by your theme.

Papers: Brown wrapping paper or large brown envelopes, tissue paper, Collect assorted waste papers from patterned paper bags, magazines, oriental specialist papers, sweetwrappers, printed photocopy paper etc.

Gathered fabric scraps: Writing, prints, lace, scraps of cotton/ linen, silk fabrics with or without prints- various sizes.

To book just click on the button

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April 15, 2019

Here at Eau Brink Studio we are Springing into Life with the the arrival of the lambs, chicks and ducklings. The place is absolutely buzzing with bees from the hives starting to build their nests for the foraging season.

The bees are not the only ones buzzing either. We have had Cas Holmes here for two days teaching her fabulous workshop “Small Objects of Desire”. This workshop was over two days where we worked onto and into commercial canvas. The results were stunning as you can see. Everybody enjoyed the workshop and the new techniques we learnt. I particularly loved the idea of working into a canvas using a sewing machine.  I will definitely be working this way again and again.

 

Over at the Barn we also have been busy with the children’s workshops making wands using Powertex. Great fun and messy. I was taken aback though when a two year old wanted to join in. She did do a great job.

 

The next Workshop at Eau Brink Studio is the 1st  of May Experimental Wednesday. If you would like to join us do get in touch and I can explain what we will be working on.

Finding your feet with Pauline Wrighton has only four spaces left so do not leave it too long to book. This exciting workshop will get you using your sewing machine to its full potential.

 


April 13, 2019
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Small Objects of desire with Cas Holmes learning how to make art from found materials.

 

Taking our inspiration from everyday objects, (cups, bowls etc) collections  of natural forms (shells, feathers, leaves) or other types of personal memorabilia as a starting point for developing themes we will create our own layered, collage and stitch ‘Still Life’ or ‘Landscape/Nature Study’

Found paper, fabric scraps and found materials will be combined with transferring of images and stitch as a means for informing work for the development of new ideas. These will be constructed on a small canvas .
Please bring to the workshop:

A waterproof pen scissors, regular sewing thread, pins and needle.A few hand threads in your preferred colour range

Small portable kit of painting media you may like to use (can be watercolour, Koh I Noor, Inktense whatever you have)

Also useful camera for documentation, notebook, drawing media.

Sewing machine with free motion capability. (optional) Embroidery hoop

Collection of waste papers and gathered fabric scraps: Examples. Brown wrapping paper or large brown envelopes, tissue paper, patterned paper bags, photocopies of images relating to your theme, magazines, oriental specialist papers, prints, lace, scraps of cotton, linen, silk fabrics with or without prints- various sizes. All should fit into one small bag

Schedule Appointment

 


April 8, 2019

Embroidery Monday at Eau Brink Studio is a day of relaxed stitching. Supported by Anita who will help you with your project.

Learning new stitches
Stitch library

Come along to Eau Brink Studio and learn how to hand stitch using traditional techniques. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced who want to improve their skills.

To start with you will get a choice of printed linens to practice your new stitches on.

Then you will learn how to transfer your own designs using traditional and modern methods.

If your more experienced and you wish to just practice your skills or want to refresh yourself bring along your design and threads and we will see what we can do to help.

The aim of these workshops is to encourage a group of like minded individuals who enjoy hand stitching.

the day commences at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. But you can attend just the morning or afternoon if that is more suitable for you.

Drop me a line on [email protected] or call on 01553 762115

Of course there will be tea and cake. Not to mention fruit and biscuits.

Schedule Appointment


April 1, 2019

Embroidery Monday at Eau Brink Studio is a day of relaxed stitching. Supported by Anita who will help you with your project.

Learning new stitches
Stitch library

Come along to Eau Brink Studio and learn how to hand stitch using traditional techniques. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced who want to improve their skills.

To start with you will get a choice of printed linens to practice your new stitches on.

Then you will learn how to transfer your own designs using traditional and modern methods.

If your more experienced and you wish to just practice your skills or want to refresh yourself bring along your design and threads and we will see what we can do to help.

The aim of these workshops is to encourage a group of like minded individuals who enjoy hand stitching.

the day commences at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. But you can attend just the morning or afternoon if that is more suitable for you.

Drop me a line on [email protected] or call on 01553 762115

Of course there will be tea and cake. Not to mention fruit and biscuits.

Schedule Appointment


March 18, 2019

Embroidery Monday at Eau Brink Studio is a day of relaxed stitching. Supported by Anita who will help you with your project.

Learning new stitches
Stitch library

Come along to Eau Brink Studio and learn how to hand stitch using traditional techniques. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced who want to improve their skills.

To start with you will get a choice of printed linens to practice your new stitches on.

Then you will learn how to transfer your own designs using traditional and modern methods.

If your more experienced and you wish to just practice your skills or want to refresh yourself bring along your design and threads and we will see what we can do to help.

The aim of these workshops is to encourage a group of like minded individuals who enjoy hand stitching.

the day commences at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. But you can attend just the morning or afternoon if that is more suitable for you.

Drop me a line on [email protected] or call on 01553 762115

Of course there will be tea and cake. Not to mention fruit and biscuits.

Schedule Appointment


March 4, 2019

Embroidery Monday at Eau Brink Studio is a day of relaxed stitching. Supported by Anita who will help you with your project.

Learning new stitches
Stitch library

Come along to Eau Brink Studio and learn how to hand stitch using traditional techniques. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced who want to improve their skills.

To start with you will get a choice of printed linens to practice your new stitches on.

Then you will learn how to transfer your own designs using traditional and modern methods.

If your more experienced and you wish to just practice your skills or want to refresh yourself bring along your design and threads and we will see what we can do to help.

The aim of these workshops is to encourage a group of like minded individuals who enjoy hand stitching.

the day commences at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. But you can attend just the morning or afternoon if that is more suitable for you.

Drop me a line on [email protected] or call on 01553 762115

Of course there will be tea and cake. Not to mention fruit and biscuits.

Schedule Appointment


February 18, 2019

Embroidery Monday at Eau Brink Studio is a day of relaxed stitching. Supported by Anita who will help you with your project.

Learning new stitches
Stitch library

Come along to Eau Brink Studio and learn how to hand stitch using traditional techniques. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced who want to improve their skills.

To start with you will get a choice of printed linens to practice your new stitches on.

Then you will learn how to transfer your own designs using traditional and modern methods.

If your more experienced and you wish to just practice your skills or want to refresh yourself bring along your design and threads and we will see what we can do to help.

The aim of these workshops is to encourage a group of like minded individuals who enjoy hand stitching.

the day commences at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. But you can attend just the morning or afternoon if that is more suitable for you.

Drop me a line on [email protected] or call on 01553 762115

Of course there will be tea and cake. Not to mention fruit and biscuits.

Schedule Appointment


February 4, 2019

Embroidery Monday at Eau Brink Studio is a day of relaxed stitching. Supported by Anita who will help you with your project.

Learning new stitches
Stitch library

Come along to Eau Brink Studio and learn how to hand stitch using traditional techniques. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced who want to improve their skills.

To start with you will get a choice of printed linens to practice your new stitches on.

Then you will learn how to transfer your own designs using traditional and modern methods.

If your more experienced and you wish to just practice your skills or want to refresh yourself bring along your design and threads and we will see what we can do to help.

The aim of these workshops is to encourage a group of like minded individuals who enjoy hand stitching.

the day commences at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. But you can attend just the morning or afternoon if that is more suitable for you.

Drop me a line on [email protected] or call on 01553 762115

Of course there will be tea and cake. Not to mention fruit and biscuits.

Schedule Appointment


January 28, 2019

Inspiration is all around us at Eau Brink Studio.

I feel we are very lucky to live in a almost rural area. Not too far from the major shops but far enough to see the land changing with the seasons and the wildlife that comes into our garden.

Not to mention the domestic animals that roam around throughout the day that make me smile. The chickens have a new boyfriend who is young and learning to crow. Some of the girls are in love but one or two are not that bothered by him. Though they are the girls he is chasing.

The chickens love rummaging around in our log pile for bugs. This leads me to looking closely at it for inspiration. As this picture shows.  It has colour, texture, light and ice. Who would have thought it just from a pile of logs.

The same day I looked at the lake which was frozen and found bubbles trapped in the ice along with feathers from the ducks. It made fabulous patterns amongst the opaque ice. to take a look follow the link to https://www.facebook.com/eaubrinkstudio/videos/2138675026198386/

The sun is shining as I write this and the lake is shimmering. It is cold but the sheep do not mind as they have their lovely woolly coats on. And we hope are nurturing the next generation too.

The school children this last week had a lesson in looking at features and drawing funny faces. We made a crowd to show how much we are different and how we see each other. Take a look following this link. https://www.facebook.com/anita.oneill.12/videos/10218328936553351/UzpfSTI2OTQ5NzY2MzM5MDMwMjo4MDk1NjAzMTYwNTA2OTg/

So whats happening at Eau Brink Studio?  Friday I am at the Silverwood Centre teaching creative sewing with your machine.

This day is designed to show you that your sewing machine can do more than sew in straight lines including using the programmed stitches for the more modern machines. So long as you can drop the feed dogs or cover them you can fee motion machine.

At the end of the day you will have a number of samples and a £d piece to take home.

In the studio I am hosting an Airbnb experience on Saturday for Powertex. I love hosting these as the customers get to play all day and create what they like. Using all the Powertex products they want. Send this link to your Airbnb customers and see if they fancy coming along for the day. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/315009/book?scheduled_id=4259257

 

It is the end of the month now and we are fast approaching  a number of gatherings such as   The Kings Lynn Embroiderers Guild on Wednesday evening at Knight Hill. the Farmers Arms have a room at the end of the stables where we are meeting. A fabulous lady called Anna shore will be coming to talk to us and show us her lovely work. This will lead to a workshop on the 22nd of February.

Makers month commences on the 8th of February and the Kings Lynn Embroiderers Guild will be spending a little time in the Library so you can come along and see what we get up to.

Mondays the 4th of February is Embroidery Monday at Eau Brink Studio and we will be looking at hand embroidery so pop along and join in. Coffee and cake is included.

Wednesday the 6th is Experimental Wednesday and we will be exploring our own way. So it is a chance to pick up on a technique you really like and explore it to its full potential. Not sure what to focus on? then not worries we will also be looking at the new Maggie Grey workshops.

Most importantly do not forget it is Textiles East which aims to provide a dynamic, active platform for textile artists to exhibit and retailers to showcase their beautiful products for purchase. Friday  22nd & Saturday 23rd February 2019 Swavesey Village College, Cambridgeshire.