Small Holding

November 5, 2020
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ANOTHER LOCKDOWN

How fed up are we now ? Another Lockdown to make life a bit more challenging. Luckily at Eau Brink Studio teaching can continue as we are educational. But of course the café and my physical shop are now closed.

EBS Retail

Although the physical shop is closed for the next four weeks that does not mean that all work has stopped. We are planning a big clean and revamp. we hope to add a new ceiling to help keep it warm and the fabrics will be taken off the rolls and put on flat cores so it is easier for you to see them. Also it is easier for me to cut them too. We have many fabrics in now all natural fibres such as linen and cotton. I am hoping to get some Linen Hemp too.

You can still order from my website and I have asked the techy guys if they can add click and collect onto the shipping section so that you can either collect from the studio in King’s Lynn or from EBS Retail in Long Sutton. Until that can be completed you can email me or message me with your needs and we can sort it out from there.

Progression in Textiles

Our monthly meetings are always informative and friendly. This month we took care of business quite quickly and then spent time looking at each others work and helping each other over our difficulties. The work being produced is amazing. We cannot wait for our first exhibition in 2021. Hopefully we can continue without any  further interruptions.

Our first is planned for February in The Forum in Norwich, Then in March the NEC. During the year of 2021 we have planned to exhibit in Norwich, NEC, Granchester, Brancaster, Wells, and King’s Lynn. We will run competitions and hopefully have sales tables too. Maybe a little make and take if all the restrictions are lifted and life can get back to some sort of normal. For more information please go to our facebook page and like it so you can keep up to date with what we are up to.

Eau Brink Studio

The studio is open for our regular workshops such as Experimental Wednesday. Numbers are limited and booking must be through the booking site. Sadly  There will be no visiting artists until next year if all restrictions are removed. Kids club is still happening every other Thursday evening until the end of the school year. Next year they are running during the school term times.

4 weeks of lockdown may seem a long time but I bet it goes quickly. I have loads of work to be getting on with such as finishing work for the planned exhibitions next year and restocking my shop. This means the studio may get a little messy some times but that is half the fun of working with textiles, paint, paper and inks. Not to mention dyes too.

This year I have been amazed at the level of support I have received from family, friends, customers, acquaintances and people I have never met. You are all amazing.

I feel I am so lucky to have you all in my life.

Small Holding

So what are we up to in the animal world then?

Of course many of you are aware we have two new puppies. Who are settling in well but still have their frightened moments.

Luna and Lucy are rescued dogs who were found by the side of the road with the entire litter. They were the only two alive. I didn’t intend to have two dogs but when I was told of their beginning in life I could not separate them.

As they grow and get braver they get naughtier of course. It is very hard to tell them off though.

They have been to the groomers for their first pamper with us and coped very well. They are not happy with car journeys yet but it is early days.

You will see them if you visit the studio as they are now getting used to being in the with me. They will stick their noses in your bags, climb up on your knee for a little lovin and run off with your threads.

The fox is still visiting and we are still trying to keep it away but I think the time is coming to try and trap it. I have called in the pest control and hopefully they can stop the chicken population from further devastation.

The sheep are not at all bothered by any of what is going on so long as they have food. And can push over the fences as they find that fun.

For now we are just looking after everyone and preparing for the winter months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


March 11, 2019
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It is a busy time at Eau Brink Studio and The Barn.

Why? I will tell you.

As some readers know I have spent the past few weeks setting up my little shop at The Barn in Long Sutton. Now it is beginning to look like a shop with my items I make. There are also one or two items from suppliers which I use when creating and teaching.

The next step has been to introduce workshops for children. Powertex mainly at the moment. Two hours where you can drop the children off and go for a coffee or shopping in peace. Just book them in at the desk. Pay a £5.00 none refundable deposit and then £10.00 to Anita on the day. See posters at The Barn for dates. We will be making wands like the picture shows.

This will include the Sundays when the car boots are on. Then you can drop off the children on the day at what time suits you while you go and look around the car boot. Again it is £15.00 for two hours.

Anita has a fully enhanced DBS check in place. We can accommodate up to 10 children at a time.

During the Easter School Holidays I will be organising the same workshops at Eau Brink Studio. The first being the wand workshop. To take a look at whats on go to www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk

What’s coming up?

Friday the 22nd March  till  Sunday 24th March I am part of Powertex Open Studios. Open from 10 am till 4 pm each day where you can pop in and take a look at all the lovely things you can make using Powertex. You will get the opportunity to talk to Anita about this medium and what it can be used for.

The Powertex Open Studios will be on once again from Friday 29th March to Sunday 31st March again 10 am till 4 pm. You will get the chance to come and have a go during this second event.

Unfortunately I have had to cancel the Experimental Wednesday on the 20th of March due to an appointment I cannot cancel or change.

The children in the schools are enjoying a number of workshops on a Tuesday Afternoon this term which have so far included a great deal of messy fun.

The King’s Lynn Embroiderers Guild has changed its name to West Norfolk Embroiderers and are holding a drop in Sew and Tell at Eau Brink Studio on Wednesday 27th March from 10 am till 4 pm. Why not pop along and see what we are getting up to? This replaces our evening meeting on the same day.

The Guild members are preparing for their exhibition in July at St Nicholas Chapel in King’s Lynn. I understand there is still space for stall holders. All stalls have to be connected to sewing in some way or form. for further information contact Sandra at [email protected] who will be able to assist you.

Due to cancellations I do have spaces on both of the Cas Holmes workshops in April. To take a look go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/two-days-with-cas-holmes/ for the two day workshop and https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/cas-holmes-postcards/ for the one day workshop.

I also have copies of three of Cas Holmes books for sale at the studio and The Barn.

Also in April during the Easter Weekend The West Norfolk Artists are having an exhibition at Thornham. Entry is free so why not come along and see what we have on offer? Spend a little time browsing and then go to the Deli for coffee or lunch. A great trip out.

 

If you missed our fun at Textiles East just take a quick look at this last post. We are looking forward to next years event.

For those readers who enjoyed looking at the work by a family who came to learn about colour therapy they are returning for even more with a few friends. I will of course post their day so you can see what they are getting up to next week.

Animal Update

We do believe our girls are with lamb and are eagerly waiting for the happy day they arrive. We are expecting the happy event to be in the next four weeks all being well.

I am busy processing the fleece from the last lambs before they went away. When carding it the softness is wonderful. I am bagging it up for the Makit fair at Peterborough. I also have a small amount at The Barn. It is undyed and I am selling at 10 pence a gram.

The ducks are laying again but the crows get to the eggs before us. We will have to do something about that. The chickens are also laying but we do not have a cockerel at the moment so no chicks there for a while.

The bees are busy flying and collecting pollen so hopefully both colonies will be in full flow for two lots this year. The rapeseed is growing so that will have to be collected as soon as they make the honey or it sets so hard it has to be discarded. We cream it so you can spread it on your toast in the mornings.

I hope to see you all soon

Anita