There is only a Week To go till the festivities begin At Eau Brink..
What does that mean? Just 7 days to get ready for the coming year so that I can relax with my family and friends with good food and a drink or two. And it all kicks off with the burning of the yule log during the winter solstice. And that my friends means the light will be returning and the days will get longer. Hurrah!
The New year.
And what will the coming year bring? A new programme of events which include new workshops, less fairs, a new shop at Long Sutton, Experimentals first exhibition just to name a few. It will be an exciting year of creativeness.
I have a few last minute orders to complete first. If you guys want to order anything and want to save postage just come along and collect your order. I will be able to to this up to the evening of the 23rd. Then I will be closed until the new year. The website will be open as usual of course , which means you can book in for your workshops. Please note that there are new dates for the regular workshops so do check them out before calling me to ask why you can’t book. This has already happened.
From the 1st of January I will be setting up a little shop in the Craft Barn Village in Long Sutton. Where I will be putting items for sale as well as demonstrating for the coming workshops. This will help you see what is going to be happening at the workshops so you can decide if it is for you. Pop in days are also planned. There is a lovely Cafe where you can sit by the fire and slurp hot chocolate.
If you fancy coming to a workshop but do not want to travel to this side of Wisbech, I have a number of workshops planned for Silverwood. Regular workshops include Shibori style dyeing, Lampshade making, and How to use your sewing machine for Free motion embroidery and cord making. The tea shop is excellent too.
I hope you all have a great festive season with family and friends.
No Sew Christmas Bauble Workshop at Silverwood. Long Sutton
10TH DECEMBER FROM 10 AM
£15 including the kit or £10. If you bring your own materials.
This is a workshop where you will learn how to cut and fold fabric squares and pin them to a polystyrene ball to create bauble.
Materials required are a thimble or small piece of leather for protection of your fingers.
Materials if not purchasing a kit
Three different cotton fabrics to be cut into 2.5 inch squares. You need 8 squares in one fabric then 16 squares in a contrasting fabric and 16 squares in another fabric. Ribbon, and short pins. A polystyrene ball about three inches.
Small amount of PVA glue, shallow dish.
I will have a rotary cutter and mat if you wish to cut your fabrics during the workshop.
This workshop should take you about 2.5 to 3 hours to complete.
At Eau Brink Studio The Festive Season Is Upon Us and we have one last fair to attend.
I have added an additional workshop where you can make Fabric Decorations. For only £10.00 you can spend time chatting to friends old and new whilst making fabric decorations. You can bring your own materials or buy a kit for as little as £5.00 each. There are two kits available.
Join us even if you do not feel like making a decoration or two just for the tea and cake on 8th December from 10 am till 4 pm. To book just click on the button
The Embroiderers Guild have been in making Christmas decorations ready for their stalls at St Margaret’s Church in King’s Lynn on the 24th November and in Swaffham on the 1st of December.
On a personal note I have been working towards something that is way out of my comfort zone. A photo shoot. Yep I know not my thing at all but I did it for me. This is one of the pictures for you to see what I get up to in the evenings. Though not usually dressed in this way. This picture was the dress rehearsal before the main event.
I do think it is important to get out of our comfort zones every so often and exercise is a great one to make us do that. Especially if its not the normal type of exercise.
Whats coming up then?
The season to be jolly is around the corner. For me that means spending time with my family eating and drinking. Toasting friends old and new. This year one friend will be absent and dearly missed but not at all forgotten.
I will be at Wymondham on the 1st December for the last Norfolk makers fair of the year. Come along to say hello. the whole of Wymondham will be open for their Winter Fest. While your there why not pop into the Big C and stock up on a few crafting items too.
The last Experimentals group meeting will be the 5th December. No need to book in just come along and we will eat Christmas goodies, Drink a toast to the end of the year and plan our next year. If your not part of this group but would like to come along anyway you will be made welcome and we will explain how the group works.