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.

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 


February 24, 2022
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Lantern Making Workshop with Anita O’Neill

 

All materials are provided for this excellent lantern making workshop.

Anita will guide you through the process of making your worn lanterns which make a great edition to any room. Battery night lights included with the kits so they can be used as soon as you get them home. Brilliant for kids bedrooms as nigh lights, or as a decorative light highlighting your pictures or art printed onto fabric or paper.

If you want your pictures printed onto fabric for this workshop, just bring along your picture  printed onto A4 paper using high resolution and Anita will print it onto a paper for printing onto fabric using the heat press.

Once printed onto the fabric you can decide on the positioning for your lantern, And your ready to make it shine.

Lunch is not provided so bring along something to eat. Refreshments are included such as fruit, cake and drinks.

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.


November 1, 2021
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How is it November Already?

I have no idea where October went but we are very busy at Eau Brink Studio so it is not surprising that it is November already.

Many of you reading this are still nervous about attending workshops and going shopping but so long as we keep on using the masks in crowded areas and wash our hands we should be okay. And of course there is a vaccine. I have had all three as well as the flu one this year already. Doing my bit to try and keep us safe.

With safety in mind I have decided to keep the numbers in the studio to 10. This number works well with the tutors and us learners and it feels comfortable. We will also be keeping the need to wear masks during the workshops when the tutor is demonstrating or in close proximity for a while longer. Who would have thought that we were still trying to keep this thing at bay in November?

Well on to more nicer things.

What is November bringing us then. We have quite a lot going on.

Firstly Progression in Textiles are meeting on the 3rd. It is planning all the way for next years programme of exhibitions. You will be able to find us at the NEC twice, Possibly in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Brancaster and Wymondham.  Of course we will keep you informed, Once we have organised it all.

We do hope we can get to exhibit in King’s Lynn as that is where we are based so it would be great.

 

The first workshop of November is the basic cushion making day on Thursday the 4th.  10 am till about 2pm. All materials provided. All you need to do is turn up after booking with your sewing machine and basic sewing kit. We will be using the Lewis and Irene fabrics for this day. You get to chose your fabrics. Beside learning how to put the boarder onto the front panel you will be learning how to top stitch around the entire cushion even the opening after stuffing it.  Refreshments provided. To book just follow this link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/pieced-cushions-with-anita-oneill/

This week sees the last week of the fair at Wymondham so if you have not been take a day out. It is lovely in Wymondham and of course the Big C is open and has loads of fabulous items for crafters.

Sunday is the last day to visit the fair in Wymondham but it is also a day I am going to the NEC for a fair they have on to see what goodies I can get for the shop. Looking forward to that one.

Wednesday 10th of November is Social Wednesday. Why not pop in for a little bit of R and R with your craft? You do not have to bring sewing it can be anything. Refreshments provided. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday-2/2021-11-10/

On the 24th of November we will be with Ruth Holmes who is going to get us making landscapes with layers of fabrics. Using a sewing machine or hand stitch. All the materials are provided for this workshop so once again just bring along your basic sewing kit and sewing machine. Oh and lunch of course. Refreshments are provided.

West Norfolk Artists Association will be holding an exhibition at the Fermoy gallery in Kings Lynn from the 27th of November. Hopefully two of my pieces will be there but if not at least one will be.

And lastly Ruth and Anita will be at the Minister on the 27th until 2pm with a stall for their Christmas fair.

EBS Retail

The shop is doing well now that the Emporium is more stable and open for regular hours. The winter hours start from the 1st of November and are 10am till 4pm. The shop has a heater so is nice an cosy. To keep the heat in the door is closed but the shop is definitely open all the time. Even when I am not there.

 

Well that is all folks as they say for now.

Looking forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks.

Anita


October 26, 2021

                                 Pick an Artist and Play

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:

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.

 


October 1, 2021

PROGRESSION in TEXTILES

                               Exhibition at the Eau Brink Studio

                                                             Open Studio Event

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. Join us at Eau Brink Studio for an Exhibition of work by Progression in Textile artists. We will also be running some “Make and Take workshops and have a stall of goodies to buy.

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 limits. Each year the members of the group plan to concentrate on different technique  or subjects and as work progresses we hope that more techniques will be involved adding to those already explored and worked into new pieces.

You will be able to talk directly to group members but if there are some not available do feel free to contact them on the e-mail addresses in our booklet. We will be delighted to discuss the exhibition and work with you.

Other Exhibitions

In 2021 we are also hoping to exhibited work at The Forum in Norwich, Brancaster Village Hall on the North Norfolk Coast, as well as the NEC in Birmingham in June and we are looking at the possibility of somewhere else in Norfolk nearer the end of the year.  For further information check out details on the Home page or Progression in Textiles 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 


August 26, 2021
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The Nights are Drawing In

As the days get shorter and the nights are drawing in I find myself wanting to do more dyeing for some reason. I have spent the last few evenings using Procion dyes with threads. Once they are dyed I pop them into the microwave to set them and the colours are glorious. The only drawback is that they take a while to do. First a soaking in a mordant. Then pouring the dyes over them. Leaving them overnight to soak and the rinsing takes for every. But they are worth it.

I am hopeful that the thing is resolved tomorrow. I am informed by BT that I must allow the engineer on site and access to all areas he needs to get to. Well of course I will. That means as the nights draw in I will be able to go live and show you how I work. Fingers crossed.

This last week we had Pauline Wrighton here teaching us how to use all the feet on our sewing machines to create fabulous patterns and designs. It is amazing what you find out about your machine with Pauline. Like for me I found a foot I have never used or even knew it was there. Now I use it a lot as it is a better foot for free motion sewing.

It was a fun day with lots of great banter and laughter.

We have also been to Wymondham and set up with the Norfolk Makers for two weeks. Lots of lovely things to see and buy.

Whilst there I spoke to Caroline Hyde-Brown about her coming to Eau Brink and we will sort something out for the new year.

Her work is lovely so watch out for that one.

 

September is a busy month for us with lots going on.

Starting with Zena and her card making on the 10th. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/napkin-art-card-with-zena-landeryou/

We have Experimental Wednesday on the 15th where we will be playing with Xpandaprint and Lutradur for the day. the website will have pictures after this weekend for you to see. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/stitch-and-create-2020-01-15-2021-02-10-2021-09-15/2021-09-15/

Zena is back on the 24th for a second workshop making cards https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/mixed-media-cards-with-zena-landeryou/

And then we have Anne Hellyer with us for two days. We do have a couple of spaces available on this workshop https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/set-the-town-alight-with-anne-hellyer/  

Open studios starts at the end of the month too.

Eau Brink Studio is hosting Progression in Textiles for Open Studios and is open for two weekends out of the three. Come and take a look at the work. Stay for a cup of tea and of course cake. Chat to the artists too.

So much to do and with the longer nights plenty of time to do it.

 

I will let you know about the thing and we will see if they get it done. If they do there will be a new phone number for Eau Brink Studio as it is going digital.

Take Care


August 14, 2021

PROGRESSION in TEXTILES

                               Exhibition at  Brancaster Village Hall

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 limits. Each year the members of the group plan to concentrate on different technique  or subjects and as work progresses we hope that more techniques will be involved adding to those already explored and worked into new pieces.

As you will not be able to talk directly to all members of the group members do feel free to contact them on the e-mail addresses in our booklet. We will be delighted to discuss the exhibition and work with you.

Other Exhibitions

In 2021 we are also hoping to exhibited work at The Forum in Norwich in early June, The NEC in Birmingham in late June, Eau Brink Studio near Kings Lynn Norfolk for Open Studios in October, and we are looking at the possibility of somewhere else in Norfolk nearer the end of the year.  For further information check out details on the Home page or Progression in Textiles 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 


July 18, 2021
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Moving Forward

Well the thing is still not resolved but we are moving forward with it now. Thanks to a lovely lady at Open Reach we appear to have found a way to get the fibre into the studio at last. Mind you we are not sure how long it will take so please bare with as they say. Once it is resolved we will sort out the monthly challenges once again and put our live instructions on a weekly basis if not even more than once a week. We will see how we can progress.

With the lifting of the restrictions we can now look forward to moving around with care but attending fairs and shows. This is exciting. Of course I do plan on taking a mask with me everywhere and if it is busy will wear it.

Our first outing is at on Saturday 24th July – The Friends of St Andrew’s Church Little Massingham – FOSALM.org will launch their new Charity with an Art and Crafts Exhibition. 

On sale will be paintings, sketches, cards, textiles, needlework and books about Norfolk. For sale, locally spun wool and spinning demonstrations will take place during the day. 
Whilst at the church stop for refreshments, buy a scrumptious cake from the cake stall or try your luck at the raffle. 
Join us at Little Massingham Church on Saturday 24th July 
Free entry from 11.30 until 3.30 pm.
The event will follow Covid-19 Government Guidelines
Not only will Eau Brink Studio be there Also Progression in Textiles will be exhibiting too. Sales table will also be available for many items for you to use for future projects.
On this note I would like to thank the ladies who attended our social Wednesday this last week who helped Ruth set up the kits, price and pack them into the bags and boxes ready for the weekend event.
EBS Retail

The shop is always moving around and adding more stock of many different items. This week we have added more fabrics and cutting mats.

The mats start at £12.00 for a 18 inch by 12 inch. Going up to £37.00 for the larger size of 36 inches by 24 inches.

These mats are double sided and excellent quality for the price. We do have others in stock too.

You will also be pleased no doubt to know that the Festive Season fabrics are arriving and some are already in stock. The seasonal items are all at the front of the shop behind the door as you entre.

Workshops

update on the workshops is as follows:

Experimental Wednesday on the 21st of this month as room for 4 more learners. We are working with foils this month. Learning to add them to exiting work and using stencils and screens to create new work.

Alex Waylett on the 26th and 27th of July has two spaces available at this time.

Jenny O’Leary on the 6th and 7th of August has room for more as we have had a number of cancellations due to people going on holiday or looking after family members so others can go on holiday.  Jenny and I have decided that we can split this into two one day workshops if you would prefer. So day one is working with papers and day two is working with fabrics.

To book just call Anita on 01553 762115 If I do not answer please leave a message and I will return your call. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving your message. Or email me on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk so that I can send you the relevant information for booking. To see what we will be up to just go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/batik-with-jenny-oleary/2021-08-07/

For one day it is £60.00 plus a small cost for materials to give to Jenny on the day.

I do love this workshop. Jenny is a great tutor and very generous with her time and materials too. You do learn a great deal about controlling the wax and the different ways you can use it.

Your support means a great deal to me especially through the difficult times and I thank you all for it.

To show you how much I do appreciate it I am planning a open day in December where you can come along for free and enjoy a drink and cakes whilst having a go at something new or rediscovering old skills. More on this after the summer.

Take care everyone

Anita

 

 

 

 

 


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My Little Book of Favourite Things

 ‘I am a Cornish girl, so anything to do with summer, sea, sand, lazy hazy days always makes me feel better, especially in the dark winter months. When I first designed this book it was in the middle of winter and I really needed a pick me up. What better thing to do than look through some summer pictures and then create something warm and beautiful with them and putting memories down onto fabric. One of my other favourites is Flora and Fauna, especially insects, which is how the insect book came about. I wanted a well-used, old looking book, using inexpensive materials but creating some kind of heirloom.  The book is really all about layering and collage, mixed media and of course, stitching by machine and by hand to create depth and texture. A number of techniques are used. Using bondaweb, tyvek, fuse -fx, transfer foils, water soluble film, painting, printing on interfacing, free motion machine stitching and hand embroidery’.

Day 1 is all about painting and layering.

Painting on Bondaweb, Tyvek and Fuse FX.

  • Printing your pictures onto Vilene.
  • There are two sides to this concertina Book so there will be lots of random layering with pictures and the painted mixed media.

Day 2 is all about stitching and making the book come together.

  • Free motion machining is used but not essential and it depends on your topic how you wish to stitch it. Some of it will be painted with watercolours as well.
  • Hand stitching and embroidery is also good as it creates even more colour and texture.

The book may not be completed in the two days as you can embellish at home.

Requirements

  • Sewing machine in good working order with a new needle and the manual
  • Darning foot for free motion stitching (optional), normal foot is fine.
  • Sewing kit – small sharp scissors, needles, pins, quick unpick, rotary cutter and cutting ruler.
  • One metre of medium weight vilene – tea dyed see instructions attached
  • One metre of light weight fusable vilene
  • Machine and hand sewing threads. Plain and variegated.
  • Embellishments such as buttons, beads are optional.
  • Pen, pencil, fabric marker pen, ruler and notebook
  • Tyvek, fuse fx, bondaweb acrylic paints (i will supply but if you have some please bring it).
  • Printed pictures of your favourite things – see example attached plus some text pieces. These will be printed onto Interfacing using my printer. There will be a charge £3.00 on the day for the printing ink used.

Instructions for tea dyeing the interfacing (Vilene) ready for use on the day.

  1. Place 6 teabags in a washing up bowl or bucket.
  2. Add one kettle of boiling water and let the teabags infuse in the water.
  3. Scrunch up the interfacing and place in in the tea water – leave for a few minutes or longer if you want the fabric darker.
  4. Wring out, flatten and allow the fabric to dry.

Your fabric is now ready for the workshop

I can supply the tea dyed vilene, fusable vilene and the printer inks for £10.00 payable to me on the day.

This is a 2 day workshop so do not forget to bring your lunch. Refreshments are available through-out the day.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Sit, Sew and Create
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