October 16, 2021
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Embroidered bird boxes

with Suzette Smart

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

Take inspiration from nature and and your favourite garden birds to create a freestanding bird box. 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. As the lids are hinged, the boxes are not only decorative but make perfect sewing boxes too

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

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

Requirements List
 
Sewing machine with feed dogs down and freehand foot
Threads
Calico
Vintage fabric for some panels
Laser photocopies. For words you need to get a reverse photocopy – I can supply, see below
Bondaweb
Lightweight fabrics for collage
Firm pelmet vilene – I can supply, see below
I can supply the pelmet vilene which will be cut ready and the laser photocopies to a cost of £8 per student

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.

What to bring for finding your feet and taking steps

Bring with you

  • sewing machine
  • box of accessories
  • the instruction book if you have it.
  • fabric and threads to use
  • your lunch.

Pauline will bring with her three or four choices for the mini project. Along with a selection of materials and items you can purchase from her on the day.

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.

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. These will then be used as  our  starting point on day two to create work on cotton fabric.

All work from both workshops is suitable for further development with stitch

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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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


April 27, 2021
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Great Workshops mean Great Fun

What a fabulous weekend we have just had with Amanda Hislop.  A great workshop full of fun as well as stretching our skills.

The concertina sketchbooks were a bit daunting at first but once we got going we sped along the first side on the first day. It was fun sloshing paint, inks and glue over the pages to create a landscape.

Day two was a little bit more of a challenge as we had to work on side two and had to be mindful of side one. We also had to draw into the first side to add detail.

This workshop really makes you think about the landscape around us and makes you look at the detail of every tree, bush, blade of grass and the water.

It is fascinating to see things with this much detail.

Amanda will be back next year in April. Teaching us how to use our sketchbooks to create a piece of art. Anyone can join in all you need is a sketchbook completed with studies of landscapes. But if you want to join in be quick because although we do not have all the details yet we are half full already.

https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/landscape-observations-with-amanda-hislop/

Next months workshops include Nodeen Salmon on the 8th and 9th May. We do still have space if you have been thinking of booking. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/trees-with-nodeen-salmon-2021-05-09/2021-05-08/

A great two days of learning how to create fabulous trees with Nodeen guiding you to your finished piece. Lots of help and demonstrations with this one to ensure beginners can complete a great piece of art.

 

fantastic patterns

May the 15th we are Shirbori style dyeing with Procion dyes. Anita will be demonstrating how to mix the dyes and use them on folded fabric to create lovely designs for future use. This is a modern twist on a traditional technique. Places are limited but if the weather permits we can also work outside to give us more space for larger pieces.

Dyes and some fabric provided along with refreshments.

 

on May the 27th we have beginners bead loom weaving with Ruth Holmes.  A lovely workshop full of glistening beads to create great designs for you to use in your work to to make bracelets. Basic kit provided with the option to purchase a loom of your own. Refreshments provided.

We still have space for you to join in.

Well besides Experimental Wednesday and Social Wednesdays that the plan for May. I hope to see you soon

Anita

 

 


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