January 25, 2020
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

Many of us know who to use our sewing machines for straight sewing.

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that that they can do so much more?

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course.

You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Schedule Appointment


December 28, 2019
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

Many of us know who to use our sewing machines for straight sewing.

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that that they can do so much more?

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course.

You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Schedule Appointment


November 23, 2019
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

Many of us know who to use our sewing machines for straight sewing.

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that that they can do so much more?

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course.

You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Schedule Appointment


October 10, 2019

This Week At Eau Brink Studio.

We have spent quite a bit of time at The Barn in Long Sutton. Out with the old and in with lots of new items.

The shop has had another move around too. It looks much nicer now. Take a look at https://www.facebook.com/eaubrinkstudio/photos/rpp.269497663390302/974140412926020/?type=3&theater

Christmas Fairs.

The Christmas Fair season is almost upon us now. I cannot understand how we have got to Autumn already. So I am making items to sell at Wymondham which is at the end of this month, as well as other local fairs.

Do come and say hello if your in the area.

We will also be at the last Makit fair of this year which is one I have not yet manged to attend so thats  exciting.

Progression.

The new group is formed and we are full already. We are working towards our first exhibition in February as part of makers month. It is very exciting to meet the other members and see what they are all up to every month. We are working on improving our own practice in one area over the year so that visitors can see where our work takes us.

It is lovely to see what each member has accomplished since we last met. We also discus what is not going to plan and all members chip in with ideas to help move our work on.

Saturday 10 till 2.

Peggy will be at Eau Brink teaching her fabulous beaded decorations. This is the first of many planned and is aimed at beginners. However, if you fancy a refresher pop along to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/beading-decoration-workshop/

Peggy takes us through the process of using beads without a loom which gives a bit more freedom with the designs once your used to it. Only £20.00 including materials and refreshments but not lunch.

Eau Brink

At last the garden is getting its makeover. The hedge at the front has been trimmed so you can now see the house and the gate. Great for me as I now do not get attacked by brambles when going the front to fill up the bird feeders.

The big overgrown tree beside the studio has gone too. It was so huge I have plenty of logs to dry out for the fire. I love the smell of pine burning.

The geese have settled in and spend a great deal of time wondering around with the ducks. The chickens are moulting so no eggs at the moment.

And the sheep are just their normal happy hooligan selves. Getting near to tupping time for them.

I am sorry for the lack of pictures but for some reason I cannot get anything to load. I think it is my computer as I cannot also get my music to play.

Such is life.

Anita

 

 

 

 


September 28, 2019
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

Many of us know who to use our sewing machines for straight sewing.

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that that they can do so much more?

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course.

You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Schedule Appointment


September 25, 2019

Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio encourages you to spend time pushing the boundaries of your practice.

Spend the day in the studio experimenting with mixed media, Any medium can be used. Bring your own or use the studio’s. Try new techniques for your projects. Prepare your samples for your educational needs.

There are no restrictions on what you can do only your own. You can be as messy or as tidy as you wish. You can work on very small projects or very large.

Use a substrate of paper or fabric, man made or natural. Enhance it with paint, dyes, inks, prints, machine or hand stitch,

Felt it, Embellish it, screw it up, iron it flat. let your imagination take you beyond what is considered the norm.

Once you have finished playing and decided what you love doing push it further and establish our artist identity.

If you want to know more then contact me through [email protected] or call on  01553 762115

Schedule Appointment

 


August 31, 2019
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Amanda Hislop will be returning to Eau Brink Studio for a two day workshop. Mark making and texture…A Sketchbook exploration using the local environment.

Sketchbooks are an important element in the development of Amanda’s work.

These books are a place to be free and explore ideas, keep references and working samples. A big part of Amanda’s working practice and are used as an inspirational resource in the teaching of workshops and summer schools.

Amanda offers a creative workshop exploring a free approach to generating ideas through a working sketchbook, looking at abstract ideas and personal themes relating to land and seascapes, an enjoyable experience working in a relaxed atmosphere discovering personal creativity.

 

Using the local landscape Amanda will teach us how to fill our sketchbooks with lines, colour and depth. Taking away the fear of drawing and sketching.

Helping us to understand that we are not taking a picture of what we see but making a representation of it for our own art work.

You do not need to be able to draw for this workshop. Amanda will help you to see the landscape in a very different way.

 

Amanda Said:-

‘Mark making and texture…a sketchbook exploration using the local environment’

A creative sketchbook workshop; personal approaches to exploring the local environment. Experiment with mono type drawing and mark making, Frottage, collage, folding and tearing to develop exciting sketchbook pages. Work with simplified drawn lines, resist wash and layered tissue to create paper surfaces to fragment into a series of abstract images relating to the local environment for development into personal sketchbook pages for mixed media and textile work.

Requirements list

The tutor will bring a selection of sketchbooks and resources to inspire.

 

  • A small stitch bound sketchbook and drawing materials of choice, include drawing pens of various thicknesses and preferred colour medium, e.g. inktense blocks or pencils, neocolour, koh I noor dye based colour (some will be available to use)
  • A number 10 or 12 round brush to use with colour wash and ink.
  • Scissors
  • Cheap baby wipes for cleaning hands etc.
  • Apron/overall and plastic gloves if you wish to use them.
  • A hairdryer is useful 

Papers, threads and art materials, equipment and resources for student use will be supplied at a cost of £4 approx.

 

Feel free to bring any papers or materials you may wish to experiment with.

book early to ensure your place

Schedule Appointment


August 24, 2019
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

Many of us know who to use our sewing machines for straight sewing.

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that that they can do so much more?

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course.

You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Schedule Appointment


July 27, 2019
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Sewing Machine Confidence

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

Many of us know who to use our sewing machines for straight sewing.

Sewing Machine Confidence will show you that that they can do so much more?

Even the old mechanical machines can do far more than expected. On the 4th Saturday of each month Anita will show you a new skill on your sewing machine.

This is not a dressmaking course.

You will build a book of samples and add your own notes with the help of Anita to ensure you are able to dip into the sampler book at any time and still be able to complete the task at hand.

In the morning Anita will demonstrate a new technique for you to practice and in the afternoon you can use this technique to make a small object.

Every Month will be a different technique so you can dip in and out when you fancy it.

Schedule Appointment


June 29, 2019
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It Is Hot at Eau Brink Studio today in more ways than one. With a little help from the West Norfolk Embroiderers Guild and Jenny Leslie we steamed a load of leaves. Luckily we had the air-con on to cool us down.

Following an introduction from Jenny and a bit of health and safety, Jenny demonstrated how to use a solution of water and vinegar with an mordant to bring out the prints from our leaves.

We sprayed the fabric and papers and after dunking the leaves into rusty water we placed them onto the fabric and rolled it tightly onto tubing and tied it.

Then into a steamer for an hour or so to get it to cure. The results were pretty amazing in many ways.

We used many leaves from our gardens as well as flowers to see what results we will get.

We also added iron in the way of wire wool to bring out a darker colour to our prints.

 

The results are not always what you expect them to be which makes it more exciting and worth the wait. As you can see from this one I just took out of the steamer. Very please with it, even though it is a little uniform for me.

Now I need to stitch into it of course as it needs a little Anita enhancement.

The day was long but we all took something home that is usable and many took home a new skill.

Just to say a big thank you to our members for the help with the organisation of the workshop and the clearing up afterwards. The studio is looking very tidy tonight.

The next time we all get together will be for out exhibition at St Nicholas Chapel in Kings Lynn on July 13th and 14th. Open to the public from 10 am till 4 pm.  We are having stalls so you can get a little shopping in, make and take, and of course refreshments.

Other news for Eau Brink Studio.

We do have space on Experimental Wednesday on the 3rd of July. If you would like to join us we are doing something with transfer paints. Just click on the link for further information.

Creative Powertex is on the 6th of July at Eau Brink Studio. Where you can make Powertex items such as brooches or book covers. Follow the link to find out more.

I will be at the Barn on Sunday July 7th teaching you how to make powertex bottles to put your candles in whilst sitting in the garden in the evenings.

Amanda Hislop

31st of August for two days Amanda Hislop will be with us teaching us mark making for sketchbooks. Encouraging us to fill our sketchbooks with colour and line so we have inspiration for our work. Only two spaces left. To book just follow the link where you will find more information.

Next years workshops are almost planned and will be soon appearing on the calendar. Just take a little trip to Eau Brink Studio and see whats going on.