July 27, 2022

                         Holiday Places, Beautiful Collage with Ruth Holmes

You will be supplied with a wide variety of papers and threads in a range of colours. There will be a supply of pictures to use as a starting point, but please bring your own holiday pictures if you want to do one of those. We will be using fine calico for the backing and PVA glue to attach the papers. I will bring some samples of these already done and dry that you can then experiment stitching onto using your sewing machine and you can either use your existing pattern designs or do free machining . It is probable that you wont be able to start stitching your own for a day or two. It also might be a good idea to select the size frame you would like to put it in before you start so you can cut the fabric to the right size.

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:

The following can still be done:

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 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.

 

 


November 5, 2021

Double and Triple Embossing with Zena Landeryou

 

Week 5 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards , week five is all about embossing layers cards to create a Card.

This process involves using embossing powders to enhance your card. Embossing Powders are used with a ink pad and then heated to set them. The result is a raised area which can be used to highlight any area of your work or to outline a shape. This workshop will show you how to layer the embossing powders and then stamp into them again .

Embossing powders come in many different colours.

Once the embossed areas are set you can add colour and use the die cutting machine to create your shapes for your card.

The day commences at 10.00 and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

Schedule Appointment

Accommodation

The nearest Hotel for bed and breakfast is the Premier Inn Kings Lynn hotel, 12 Clenchwarton Rd, King’s Lynn PE34 3LW. This hotel is under 5 minutes away from the studio by car. Anyone who is booked into the hotel but has no transport we can collect and return you to the hotel at no extra charge.

Covid Postponement and Refunds

Here at Eau Brink Studio we want to ensure everyone who is booked onto one of our workshops is kept safe and we will follow the governments advice on educational workshops.

If government advice means face-to-face workshops cannot continue due to coronavirus (COVID-19), classes will be rescheduled to another date where possible.

Where this is the case, and you cannot attend the new workshop on the new date refunds will be provided.

If you have used paypal or card payments the companies take their fees out of refunds. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this as they take their cut before they pay anything out.

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.

 

 


October 27, 2021

                                                         Recycle, Reuse and Stitch

 

For this workshop you will be using wet wipes that have originally used to mop up paint or dyes. These make lovely backgrounds for all types of needle work.

We have a good supply of these at Eau Brink but you can bring your own if you prefer.

We will be looking specifically at making a hanging and you will be offered different examples and techniques to choose from.

Firstly you will need to decide on how your going to hang your piece. You will get to choose from a wide variety of embellishments  and then your ready to stich.

Whist choosing your backgrounds you will be encouraged to look into the wet wipe to see your landscape or picture. Help will be given with this part of the workshop as well as with the sewing.

You can use hand or machine stitch as you choose so bring your sewing kit and sewing machine if you need it.

All materials are supplied but do feel free to bring extra threads, beads etc should you have some favourites you might like to use. A wide selection of threads and embellishments will be available for you to choose from.

 

 

Schedule Appointment

 

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 22, 2021

Embossing Folders with Zena Landeryou

Week 4 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards , week four is all about embossing folders  to create  Card.

This process involves using the cut and emboss system to create your card. By placing the folder through an embossing machine.

Once the embossed areas are set you can add colour and use the die cutting machine to create your shapes for your card.

The day commences at 10.00 and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

Schedule Appointment

Accommodation

The nearest Hotel for bed and breakfast is the Premier Inn Kings Lynn hotel, 12 Clenchwarton Rd, King’s Lynn PE34 3LW. This hotel is under 5 minutes away from the studio by car. Anyone who is booked into the hotel but has no transport we can collect and return you to the hotel at no extra charge.

Covid Postponement and Refunds

Here at Eau Brink Studio we want to ensure everyone who is booked onto one of our workshops is kept safe and we will follow the governments advice on educational workshops.

If government advice means face-to-face workshops cannot continue due to coronavirus (COVID-19), classes will be rescheduled to another date where possible.

Where this is the case, and you cannot attend the new workshop on the new date refunds will be provided.

If you have used paypal or card payments the companies take their fees out of refunds. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this as they take their cut before they pay anything out.

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.

 

 


October 8, 2021

Heat Embossed Cards with Zena Landeryou

Week 3 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards , week three is all about embossing powders to make a flower card Card.

This process involves using embossing powders to enhance your card. Embossing Powders are used with a glue and then heated to set them. The result is a raised area which can be used to highlight any area of your work or to outline a shape.

Embossing powders come in many different colours.

Once the embossed areas are dry you will use promarkers or water colours to finish your card

The day commences at 10.00and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

Schedule Appointment

Accommodation

The nearest Hotel for bed and breakfast is the Premier Inn Kings Lynn hotel, 12 Clenchwarton Rd, King’s Lynn PE34 3LW. This hotel is under 5 minutes away from the studio by car. Anyone who is booked into the hotel but has no transport we can collect and return you to the hotel at no extra charge.

Covid Postponement and Refunds

Here at Eau Brink Studio we want to ensure everyone who is booked onto one of our workshops is kept safe and we will follow the governments advice on educational workshops.

If government advice means face-to-face workshops cannot continue due to coronavirus (COVID-19), classes will be rescheduled to another date where possible.

Where this is the case, and you cannot attend the new workshop on the new date refunds will be provided.

If you have used paypal or card payments the companies take their fees out of refunds. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this as they take their cut before they pay anything out.

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.

 

 

 


September 17, 2021

Mixed Media Cards with Zena Landeryou

Week 2 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards , week two is all about backgrounds using mixed media to make an  Autumnal colour Art Card.

This process involves using mixed media such as stamps, Starlights and spritzers to create a fabulous background for your card.

If you’ve never tried mixed media or you need some ideas for how to use your products then book into this workshop with Zena who will help you create fabulous cards using a variety of media.

The day commences at10.00 and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

To book just click on the green button

Schedule Appointment

Accommodation

The nearest Hotel for bed and breakfast is the Premier Inn Kings Lynn hotel, 12 Clenchwarton Rd, King’s Lynn PE34 3LW. This hotel is under 5 minutes away from the studio by car. Anyone who is booked into the hotel but has no transport we can collect and return you to the hotel at no extra charge.

Covid Postponement and Refunds

Here at Eau Brink Studio we want to ensure everyone who is booked onto one of our workshops is kept safe and we will follow the governments advice on educational workshops.

If government advice means face-to-face workshops cannot continue due to coronavirus (COVID-19), classes will be rescheduled to another date where possible.

Where this is the case, and you cannot attend the new workshop on the new date refunds will be provided.

If you have used paypal or card payments the companies take their fees out of refunds. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this as they take their cut before they pay anything out.

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.

 

 

 

 


September 10, 2021

Napkin Art Card with Zena Landeryou

Week 1 of a 6 week course

Zena will be joining Eau Brink Studio as a tutor making cards. Each week for the next 6 weeks you can learn how to make fabulous cards starting  this week making an floral Autumnal Napkin Art Card.

This process of using Napkins for  Decoupage is the art of decorating something by adhering layers of napkins. Good quality napkins can be used as you can separate the layers.

You can use glue and foam pads to give that 3d look, after you’ve cut out each element, it’s time to begin your layering. Find the base piece and adhere this directly to your card with glue or adhesive.

The day commences at 10.00and finishes at 13.00. Refreshments and kits provided.

To book just click on the green button

Schedule Appointment

 

Accommodation

The nearest Hotel for bed and breakfast is the Premier Inn Kings Lynn hotel, 12 Clenchwarton Rd, King’s Lynn PE34 3LW. This hotel is under 5 minutes away from the studio by car. Anyone who is booked into the hotel but has no transport we can collect and return you to the hotel at no extra charge.

Covid Postponement and Refunds

Here at Eau Brink Studio we want to ensure everyone who is booked onto one of our workshops is kept safe and we will follow the governments advice on educational workshops.

If government advice means face-to-face workshops cannot continue due to coronavirus (COVID-19), classes will be rescheduled to another date where possible.

Where this is the case, and you cannot attend the new workshop on the new date refunds will be provided.

If you have used paypal or card payments the companies take their fees out of refunds. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this as they take their cut before they pay anything out.

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.

 

 


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 11, 2021
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Turning A Disappointment into a Positive

Well the last week was an exciting week with many disappointments and many positives. And after a great deal of discussion with my son we decided we would look for 5 positive things in our day on a daily basis.

But before I go into this I just want to share with you a great weekend we had with Jenny O’Leary.

The workshop was great fun with lots of laughter and amazing work. Yes I was challenged because it involved me drawing lots and as many of you are aware I do not enjoy this part of my work. But I am getting more and more comfortable with it.

It is good to be pushed out of your comfort zone and this workshop certainly did that for us all.

Getting to grips with hot wax and using it as a resist in layers was a challenge but once you understand how it works it is a great technique.

We all have several finished items ready to stitch into.

Some fabric and some paper.

Jenny is a great teacher with a lot a patience. We look forward to seeing Jenny again in May .

Now getting back to turning a disappointment into a positive.

As many of you know I have been struggling with getting videos and live streams on line due to the rubbish internet in the studio. BT were coming to the rescue with a new package including fibre and going digital. The exciting boxes arrived and the engineers also arrived on Monday to install it all. Then the disappointment. The engineers had to wait for a platform to arrive and toddled off to do another job. Promising to keep us informed on the delivery of the platform. So far nothing. No platform and no information. A massive disappointment. So how do you turn that into a positive?

Easy my son says. Just look at what you can get done whilst you are waiting. So planning started. I now have enough content for a lot of live streams and videos written out and have started to get the materials ready for when we can go for it. This will save me time as all will be prepped .

The next disappointment of the week came when I almost got my new super sewing machine. Unfortunately it does not look like the funds are going be available in the time scale I wanted. But again I know that I can wait and whilst waiting for this I can plan how I will use the machine for my work and look into the costs for materials so that I am ready for when it does become a reality.

Whilst thinking about this and what I am going to do I cleaned out my shed. I am sure the mice were watching and getting excited as their winter home is now clean and tidy. But dear mice you will be disappointed as I have removed anything that I think you will be trying to nest in. I will also be looking to block any holes to stop you getting in. Also the spiders are gone too.

Each day we now look for at least 5 small things that make our day a positive day.  Yesterday started with my dogs greeting with gusto as I came down the stairs. They are so loving. the next thing was the postman bringing me fabulous unexpected post from a friend. I then got to eat breakfast with both my son and partner which is rare. Then met with another tutor and planned her 6 week card making workshop .The sun came out, so there are the first five happy things. There were more and as i look for the nice things in life no matter how small I am finding that the bigger irritating things like BT are not quite so irritating. Especially as I have decided not to talk to them and leave it all up to John to deal with. See all positives.

And now I am positively going to get on with some sewing as we have our Progression in Textiles exhibition this weekend at Brancaster. Saturday 14th August and Sunday 15th August  if your in the area pop in and say hello. Browse our art, take a look at the sales tables and perhaps stop for a cup of tea and cake.

Each member will be displaying their art in their own way. Members will be available to answer questions to their best ability.

Just look for the Progression in Textiles flags if your not sure where the hall is. The address and postcode is Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BZ

The next workshop is Experimental Wednesday on the 18th August where we will be working with our sewing machines to layer up man made fabrics and making grids with soluble film.

Ruth will be with us on the 19th August teaching her transfer and stitch workshop which involves using the heat press and transfer paints.

Then on the 21st August we have Pauline Wrighton teaching her fabulous Sewing Machine workshop where you get to use all the feet on your machine. Learning how to use them to their maximum and will go home with a made item. To book just go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/finding-your-feet-with-pauline-wrighton/

Take Care Everyone

 

 

 

 


August 7, 2021
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 Batik with Jenny O’Leary at Eau Brink Studio.

£60.00 per day

 

 

Hot  wax resists

Landscapes in batik

Using the exciting art of batik – hot wax resist – on paper and tissue paper and using traditional and non traditional tools to create interesting marks and textures. We will then cut and tear the papers we make  to create collages, landscape being our inspiration.

Landscapes in batik – can be taken as two one day workshops or one two day workshop.
On day one – The beautiful shapes and colours of the landscape will be used as inspiration to create batiks on tissue using Jenny’s contemporary interpretation of a traditional technique.Working with hot wax, bleach and inks to make individual pieces of work. No experience is necessary as the technique will be taught from scratch.

On day two – again using landscape as inspiration we will work with dyes and hot wax on cotton fabric.

All work will be suitable for working into with stitch at a later date.

All materials provided for a small extra cost, just bring an apron, hairdryer, gloves and images for  inspiration.

The Batik with Jenny O’Leary workshop commences at 10 am and we finish at 4 pm.

Refreshments are included. However you need to remember your lunch.

Requirements list for both days.

Apron

Hairdryer

Disposable gloves

Pritt type glue stick

Scissors

Images for inspiration of landscapes

White or light papers, ie handmade paper, book pages, watercolour paper, lining paper these will be used as a backing for the tissue paper. A3 max.

White or cream cotton fabric, which can be vintage or pre used, or textured. Also muslin and calico Two pieces approx A3 in size should be sufficient but a few small pieces to experiment with is good

Optional – a stretched canvas up to A3 for day 1

Accommodation

The nearest Hotel for bed and breakfast is the Premier Inn Kings Lynn hotel, 12 Clenchwarton Rd, King’s Lynn PE34 3LW. This hotel is under 5 minutes away from the studio by car. Anyone who is booked into the hotel but has no transport we can collect and return you to the hotel at no extra charge.

Covid Postponement and Refunds

Here at Eau Brink Studio we want to ensure everyone who is booked onto one of our workshops is kept safe and we will follow the governments advice on educational workshops.

If government advice means face-to-face workshops cannot continue due to coronavirus (COVID-19), classes will be rescheduled to another date where possible.

Where this is the case, and you cannot attend the new workshop on the new date refunds will be provided.

If you have used paypal or card payments the companies take their fees out of refunds. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this as they take their cut before they pay anything out.

Schedule Appointment

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.

 


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