Procion Archives - EAU Brink Studio

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.

 

 

 

 

 


November 10, 2018
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Making your own unique lampshades has just become easier than you thought.

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Procion dyed hand made lampshade

Why not join us and learn  Shibori style techniques where you can create a colourful lampshade in this one day workshop at Eau Brink Studio.

The day will start at 10 am with a little bit of Health and Safety followed by learning how to use procion dyes. Then the fun starts with everyone dyeing their fabrics. After lunch when they are dry we will be making a  lampshade using your own dyed fabrics..

shibori lampshades
stunning hand dyed hand made lampshades

All materials included for £50.00.

Refreshments included but not lunch.

 

 

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September 8, 2018
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Making your own unique lampshades has just become easier than you thought.

studding lampshades
Procion dyed hand made lampshade

Why not join us and learn  Shibori style techniques where you can create a colourful lampshade in this one day workshop at Eau Brink Studio.

The day will start at 10 am with a little bit of Health and Safety followed by learning how to use procion dyes. Then the fun starts with everyone dyeing their fabrics. After lunch when they are dry we will be making a  lampshade using your own dyed fabrics..

shibori lampshades
stunning hand dyed hand made lampshades

All materials included for £50.00.

Refreshments included but not lunch.

 

 

Schedule Appointment


July 28, 2018
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Enjoy a day at Eau Brink Studio Learning how to dye fabric using Procion Dyes.

fantastic patterns
Its bright.

The day starts at 10 am with introductions and a brief discussion about health and safety.

Anita will give a quick demonstration on how to mix the fabric solution, dyes and then how to fold the fabrics to create the patterns.  then Anita will show you how to apply the dyes to create the colour combinations.

You then get to do your own and you are free to play with your folding to see what patterns you can get.

After lunch you will unwrap your fabrics to see what you have achieved.

Included in the price is Egyptian cotton fabric pieces, dyes and solutions, refreshments but not lunch.

Free off road parking is available and the accessible for wheelchairs.
Schedule Appointment


July 14, 2018
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Making your own unique lampshades has just become easier than you thought.

studding lampshades
Procion dyed hand made lampshade

Why not join us and learn  Shibori style techniques where you can create a colourful lampshade in this one day workshop at Eau Brink Studio.

The day will start at 10 am with a little bit of Health and Safety followed by learning how to use procion dyes. Then the fun starts with everyone dyeing their fabrics. After lunch when they are dry we will be making a  lampshade using your own dyed fabrics..

shibori lampshades
stunning hand dyed hand made lampshades

All materials included for £50.00.

Refreshments included but not lunch.

Schedule Appointment


June 30, 2018
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Enjoy a day at Eau Brink Studio Learning how to dye fabric using Procion Dyes.

fantastic patterns
Its bright.

The day starts at 10 am with introductions and a brief discussion about health and safety.

Anita will give a quick demonstration on how to mix the fabric solution, dyes and then how to fold the fabrics to create the patterns.  then Anita will show you how to apply the dyes to create the colour combinations.

You then get to do your own and you are free to play with your folding to see what patterns you can get.

After lunch you will unwrap your fabrics to see what you have achieved.

Included in the price is Egyptian cotton fabric pieces, dyes and solutions, refreshments but not lunch.

Free off road parking is available and the accessible for wheelchairs.
Schedule Appointment


June 10, 2018

Phew, Open Studios Ended today for another year.

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Listings in the Open Studios Brochure

Its has been very busy making, demonstrating and chatting to people of all ages.

Some people were well known to Eau Brink Studio whilst others are new to us. Thank you everybody for stopping and chatting to me. Also a big thank you to Christine and Sandra for helping me out over the weekend at the Embroiderers Guild exhibition. You are shining stars.

The sheep will now be happy as they can roam about all day.

Welcome to our new subscribers. Each Sunday I sit and write this blog to show you all what I have been up to and what is coming up over the month. As well as what is new.

 

On Wednesday the Experimental group met as usual being the first Wednesday of the month. We worked our way through some of Maggie Grey’s workshop with fantastic results. You can see them on the Eau Brink Facebook Page.

Inspired by Maggie Grey

This piece is layers painted onto Vilene using inks, Acrylics and Gesso.

Everybody used different stencils with fantastic effect.

We also dyed Silk Rods and stitched into them to create more texture. In some cases we stitched over Cords which we made first using our sewing machines.

 

Then we cut up the main piece and started to assemble them in different ways.

 

 

Mixed media is one of the most interesting ways of creating art, and exciting items for the home or office. Especially if you experiment with different media. No only do I love this way of working I never plan it. For me just gathering a few materials together and then sitting down and seeing what happens is exciting.

 

At the moment my favorite media are Xpandaprint and Scolabrush crystals. Mixing these two creates endless pieces of textured art. Just like this one.

The background it Scolabrush and the shell is Xpandaprint with Acrylic paint to make it look like a fossil.

Once the painting is completed I added Acrylic wax to set it and then stitched it all over to make the fossils stand out further.

 

 

So what else has been happening at Eau Brink.

The most annoying thing is the Post Office has decided to change our address from Eau Brink Studio, Eau Brink Cottage Eau Brink, Tilney All Saints, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. PE34 4SQ to Eau Brink Studio, Eau Brink Cottage, Pullover Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. PE34 4SG. I have no idea why but they are going to find out how much of a problem this is now causing me as I have to change all the literature, and I have to inform all my suppliers as well as you my customers. Apparently they have already made the change before informing me.

On Saturday I will be at the Rainbow festival at Fakenham Racecourse. Come on over for a fantastic day out with live music and lots of fun.

For the rest of the month we have the lovely Alison Hulme coming for two days and just after on the Saturday I will be teaching a workshop for beginners Natural Dyeing. For further information on the dyeing day just click on the link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/natural-dye-day/

Just a last note on the regular workshops.

Monday evenings are Embroidery. Suitable for beginners who want to learn a new skill or for anyone wanting to rekindle old skills. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/embroidery-monday-2/2018-06-18/

Wednesdays are Experimental days where you can try something new or use up a kit with a little help from me. Or just come and play as I really do not mind the mess. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/experimental-wednesday/2018-06-13/

And before I forget:

During the summer school holidays the Saturdays have been allocated to the younger generations. Where they can come and learn new skills with sewing and mixed media. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/young-textilers-5/2018-07-27/

stay Inspired

 

Anita

 

 


June 3, 2018
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The first week of Open Studios has gone with a blast. I started at Thornham for the weekend where I met many people who liked the work at Textiles in Action.

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This years brochure

The visitors have continued to come to Eau Brink Studio throughout the week to see what its all about. Thank you all for coming and a big thank you to our new subscribers too.

Whilst being in the studio all day every day I have had the opportunity to update my website and add in all the new workshops so why not check them out at www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/events/ This page takes you to the calendar where you can look on any date your free to see whats on.

The very latest to be added is Clare Hedges who is going to teach us Passementerrie. That means making lovely tassels and fabulous little acorns and covered buttons. This is a two day course on the 6th and 7th of October. The price includes all materials.

Lovely little Acorns
Handmade Acorns.

So whats been happening Eau Brink?

The lambs are growing fast and love to give mums the run around. Though now mums are getting to the stage where they do not worry so much about them.

We have two new chicks one is pure white at the moment and the other grey. I can’t wait to see what they look like when fully grown. We also have a broody hen sitting on eggs. Hurrah I hope she succeeds in bring them to life.

The moorhens have hatched out one brood and they have left the nest to free mum up and she is now sitting on another set of eggs.

The water vole has been busy digging even more holes in the bank of the lake. and the fish are now jumping up out of the water to catch the bugs. The Red Hot Pokers are looking fab around the lake.

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Lovely Red Hot Pokers.

Just a reminder of this exhibition. 

 

 

 

 


May 28, 2018
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Have you ever wanted to try your hand at something new or wanted to rekindle an skill? Then the Taster day at Eau Brink Studio is a great opportunity for you to do so.
Come and join me at Eau Brink Studio on Monday 28th May from 10 am till late and try your hand at Powertex, Procion dyeing, xpandaprint pictures, Paper layers, and printing techniques.
Also available machine embroidery or hand stitch.
For just £10.00 per hour inclusive of materials and refreshments.

Powertex
Fabric Bowl with Powertex
Close up of sewing machine working with pink fabric

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May 27, 2018

It’s Been a Strange Week this week at Eau Brink Studio.

I have lost my diary and that has make me out of sorts. Not to mention stressed too.

So what has this all meant then? I have been rather ill which has not helped the situation but I have managed to meet my obligations except for one meeting and my personal goals of exercise.

Monday evening we continued with Embroidery Monday and Katherine finished her Blackwork piece which is stunning.

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Blackwork by Katherine.

Tuesday and Wednesday was all about getting ready for Open Studios which started this weekend. For Eau Brink that meant two days in Thornham for Textiles in Action. I want to say thank you to everybody who stopped by and said hello. Also to everybody involved in the event which made it a great success.

Thursday as usual was all about Powertex and for me brooch making. And then off to the school for After School Art club. Where we made Whirly toys from CD’s.

So Whats Next?

Open Studios until the 10th June.

Monday its a day of getting to know the studio and having a go. Pop along and for a small fee you can have a go at Printing, Powertex, mixed media, procion dyeing, hand or machine stitch.

The kettle will be on and there will be scrummy cake too. Say hello to the sheep, ducks, chickens, and pond life. But most of all to Marlow our dog.

During Open Studios we are still running our workshops and in case you need a reminder we have Embroidery Mondays from 7pm till 9.30 pm.

Experimental Wednesdays where you can come and have a go at something you have always fancied. Or if your stuck bring your work along and we will see if we can sort it out together. from 10 am till 4 pm.

Powertex Thursdays are from 10 am till 4 pm you can make brooches, jars, books and other items.

To book just go to www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk and then go to workshops and click on the dates to see whats happening. When you find something you like click on the Schedule appointment button to book.

Don’t forget that the Embroiderers Guild will be holding their Time and Tide Exhibition on the 9th and 10th of June.

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