October 16, 2021
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Embroidered Nature Inspired Folded Book or Scroll

with Suzette Smart

 

 

 

 

Join Join us for two days with Suzette Smart at Eau Brink Studio making these fabulous pieces of art work which make excellent gifts.

Take inspiration from nature and and your favourite garden birds to create a box or book . Use image transfer, free machine/hand stitching and vintage embroideries to create the panels. Particular attention is given to the front and top. The panels are backed with a stiffening fabric and stitched together.

Our days commence at 10 am and end at 4pm.

Lunch is not provided but refreshments including homemade cake, fresh fruit are provided.

Nature Inspired Folded Book or Scroll
 
Take inspiration from nature to create a folded book or scroll using image transfer, fabric collage, free machine and hand embroidery.
You will begin by experimenting with image transfer and ideas for collage in samples. Your piece of work will be made up of these layers and will include some text too.
I include a lot of garden birds in my work, you may wish to include one in your book.
 
Requirements
 
Sewing machine with feed dogs down and freehand foot
Calico for samples and folded book
Laser photocopies of any text/words you would like to include. NB You will need a reverse photocopy for any writing
Lightweight fabrics for collage
Fabric and Paper scissors
Inspiration

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.

To Book just follow the link below.
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 8, 2021
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Progression in Textiles: Open Studio and Make and Take and Exhibition

Progression in Textiles is a group of like minded people working to improve their practice over the year, Meeting at Eau Brink Studio.

During Open Studios we will be exhibiting work from both 2020 and 2021.

As a group of individuals we are all working on our own skill set, pushing the boundaries, exploring techniques and taking subjects as far as we can.

At our Textiles in Progress Exhibitions you will see a wide range of work and styles from hand and machine stitch, 2 and 3D items, traditional and experimental as well as a wide range of subject matter. You will have the chance to talk to some of the artists and will get an insight into their world.

Also  you will be able to take part in a Make and Take. Make and Take is a great way to learn a new skill or to just have a go.

Our members want to help you learn and progress in your own practice of work so do dive in and try things out and ask questions.

 

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
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Progression in Textiles: Open Studio and Make and Take and Exhibition

Progression in Textiles is a group of like minded people working to improve their practice over the year, Meeting at Eau Brink Studio.

During Open Studios we will be exhibiting work from both 2020 and 2021.

As a group of individuals we are all working on our own skill set, pushing the boundaries, exploring techniques and taking subjects as far as we can.

At our Textiles in Progress Exhibitions you will see a wide rang of work and styles from hand and machine stitch, 2 and 3D items, traditional and experimental as well as a wide range of subject matter. You will have the chance to talk to some of the artists and will get an insight into their world.

Also  you will be able to take part in a Make and Take. Make and Take is a great way to learn a new skill or to just have a go.

Our members want to help you learn and progress in your own practice of work so do dive in and try things out and ask questions.

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.

 

 


September 25, 2021
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Set the town Alight! with Anne hellyer

 

Join us at Eau Brink Studio for two day of creating these fabulous lamps with Anne

Create a beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea-light candle.  Using my hand painted fabrics and free machine embroidery.

For more information  just take a peek at the link below.

Set the Town Alight requirements list 2020

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.

To book just follow the link below

Schedule Appointment

 


August 21, 2021
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Join us for Finding Your Feet and taking steps at Eau Brink Studio.

A follow up to the fantastic 2019 workshop Finding your Feet, where we learned how to use the many feet from our sewing machine and more.

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

A Creative play day where you will explore the capabilities of your sewing machine feet. Suitable for those of you who are wishing to become more familiar and confident with their machine feet and accessories. This will including participants on the 2019 Finding your Feet Workshop. You will use a variety of feet, needles and techniques.  You will then be sampling ideas to  incorporated into a mini project for you to take home.

For those of you who were not on the initial workshop but would like to join us, Pauline will help make your confidence grow.  This is so you can use your machine to its full potential.

Finding your feet and taking steps.

We will spend the first part of the day trying out  various functions and features of our machines with a view to using them creatively and decoratively. We will use one or more of these features to create a mini -project to take home, eg  glasses or phone case, folded purse or book wrap.

Please bring;-

Your machine complete with its accessory box ,(with feet, needles, bobbins etc) and manual.

A selection of threads

Simple sewing kit, i.e. scissors large and small, needles,  tape or rule for measuring, pins

Rotary cutter and small cutting board if you have the them

A small selection of fabrics to work on, cotton prints are fine,  a couple of striped ones would also be useful.

Some plain cotton to use as stabiliser

An embroidery hoop, e.g. wooden 8 or 10 inch or similar

A twin needle to suit your machine if you have one.

Notebook and pencil

Your lunch

You may also like to bring,

Some small lengths of lace, ribbons

A selection of  buttons, 2 or 4 hole type

Please note that given time constraints of a  day workshop ,our project and samples will be small, so no need to bring large pieces of fabric.

If you think you may like to make a diary or book wrap, then please bring the book for measuring.

I will bring, extra fabrics, spares of most things, my workbooks and samples for ideas and inspiration.

Additional materials needed for your project, (at no additional cost)

Information on Pauline.

Pauline Wrighton is a retired teacher and experienced tutor. who spends many happy creative hours in her own studio. The common compulsive element in all her work is stitch. It combines diverse materials and a variety of techniques, both traditional and experimental. Fabrics may be created from raw fibres or re-cycled materials, others hand coloured and textured, de-constructed or altered. Works often develop spontaneously, colours and textures dictating the development of the piece.
Pauline is largely influenced by my rural surroundings, with organic, natural forms providing a favoured conceptual source.

Exhibitions

To see Pauline’s work you can visit exhibition with West Norfolk Artists. Mixed media collaborative group ‘Links and Layers’  and participates over many years  in the  Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios scheme.

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.

 


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.

 


July 25, 2021
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All You Need To Know About Our Week.

All you need to know about our week can be summed up in one word. And that work is Fabulous.

Unfortunately there is one cloud on the horizon but we cannot always have everything going our way. Or so I am told.

The week started with me dyeing fibres using Procion dyes. They could not have come out any better if I tried.

First I soaked the fibres in Soda Ash over night and then dripped the dyes onto the fibres and again left them over night to cure.

After a great deal of rinsing I popped them into the microwave to cook and set the dyes. Brilliant colours and muted where the fibres were brown before dyeing. And that’s all you need to know about how to dye using Procion dyes.

On Tuesday I spent the morning extracting honey from our hives. We did give the girls back the comb so they can use what was left for the stores they still had. We do not take all of it.

It tastes amazing and I am convinced that is because we planted a wild flower meadow in front of the hives.

A teaspoon a day is my medicine now before I even have a drink. Though it is tempting to have more.

 

Experimental Wednesday was all about the bling. We spend the day using foils with stamps, screens and stencils.

The results were fabulous and very different with each of the participants. Do you know you can use foils in this way? and not just on fabric but on paper and card too.

And of course the we did have honey cake to keep us going.

Thursday and Friday were spent in the shop. Cutting the new fabrics and moving a few items around. Also talking to Zena about her teaching card making at Eau Brink which she has agreed to do. So in September a new card making class will begin on Friday the 10th. The class will be from 10 am until 12 noon fortnightly unless you want it weekly.

The cost of the class is £15.00 and that include materials , tea and coffee.  Booking can be taken through calling Zena on 07802437575 or Anita on 01553 762115. or Email Anita on admin@eaubrinkstudio.co.uk to book.  If we do not answer the phone leave us a message and we will get back to you to confirm your place.

And the Week has ended on a high note at Little Massingham where we were attending the church first art and craft fair to raise funds for the church.

We met so many lovely people who were all very friendly and chatty.

I am looking forward to the next one.

 

Another good thing that has happened this week is that BT are sorting our the fibre for the studio. They have made the changes they needed to make and now we are waiting for confirmation of the date they can put it in. Hurrah.

That of course will mean lots of video content live hopefully very soon.

The one down side of this week is that we may have to cancel the workshop with Jenny O’Leary. We do not at this time have enough to run it. This is very surprising as last time we were full and other wanted to join in. I would like to understand why the bookings are down on it. Is it the dates? timing? costs? or content?

Jenny has agreed that we can make it two one day workshops now. Day one is working onto paper and day two is working on fabric. The costs is £60.00 per day. Just go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/batik-with-jenny-oleary/2021-08-07/ 

It would be a real shame if we cannot run it. The last time Jenny came we had a great time. She is a very generous tutor and full of knowledge. This workshop is excellent for beginners as well as more advanced students. You can book for one day or the two. If your not sure just ping me an email and I will answer as soon as I see it or give me a call on 01553 762115 If I do not answer leave a message and I will call you back.

Don’t forget that next week is Alex Waylett on Monday and Tuesday and it is Festival of Quilts week too. So exciting.

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
Schedule Appointment


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Hand Applique Flower Picture with Ruth Holmes

Come to lovely Eau Brink Studio and enjoy a day of making a beautiful, hand stitched appliqué picture, using found and recycled materials with Ruth Holmes.

You will be supplied with all the materials you need for the day and they are included in the price of the workshop. This will include fabrics and embroidery threads but do feel free to bring any favourites from home should you wish to use them.  You will be taught several 3D techniques, and get help learning the embroidery stitched you want to use as you build your picture during the day. All you need to bring is your sewing kit including needles, pins, small and large scissors for cutting material and your lunch.

Hot drinks and cake are on tap all day.

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.

To book just follow the link below

Covid-19 restrictions are in place and we have plenty of room for each of us to be at minimum of 1 metre apart. Numbers are restricted to 8 until the current guidelines are lifted.

Schedule Appointment


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