December 15, 2021
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Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.

You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching, Paper and fabric or how about dyeing and painting before you stitch into your work?

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

Materials are not included , However, if you wish to have a go at something new just let Anita know in advance and she will help you with a materials list or let you know if it is something already in stock for you to use.

Schedule Appointment


November 17, 2021
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Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.

You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching, Paper and fabric or how about dyeing and painting before you stitch into your work?

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

Materials are not included , However, if you wish to have a go at something new just let Anita know in advance and she will help you with a materials list or let you know if it is something already in stock for you to use.

Schedule Appointment


November 6, 2021
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Using the Found: Text, Paper and Image: Cas Holmes

 

AIMS OF COURSE:

Artists always make reference to other images and narrative. The primary focus of this workshop is to explore text and image as a means of visual communication. Working with paper and fabric scraps this course looks use of found materials and the use of text/image/writing both as a design element and as a means for informing work and the development of new ideas. This exploratory approach to textiles using paper-based techniques is an introduction to the tutor’s own approaches to making surfaces as a base for stitch or other creative projects and can be adapted to your own visual arts practice.

 

WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD ACHIEVE:

Experimental pieces resulting from this creative exploration could be used as a starting point for textile based work and mixed media, collage and stitched works.

TEACHING METHOD:

A combination of demonstrations and discussion in a workshop based course where students will be encouraged to work individually in applying techniques, and develop ideas in mixed media. Samples will be available to look at and the course ends with an open discussion of ideas and process in relation to the work produced.

 

GENERAL TIMETABLE:

Day 1:  Writing and creating mark making, on paper and cloth

Selecting text, cutting out sections for use, printing

Paper lamination. Layering of paper with found materials and cloth using techniques adapted from Japanese screen making and paper crafts. As you work you will look at the references to text and other images you have collected. And consider how you may want to place them together.

 

Day 2: Looking at ways of working with the papers and cloth pieces produced to date focusing on use of the use of text/image.

Machining over printed text.

Ways of joining pieces together  building towards textured and layered surfaces

Bringing the work together practical look at how you could start developing ideas further showing examples of how I have applied techniques

 

 

STUDENT PREPARATION FOR COURSE:

As you work through the course we will make references to personal images together with ideas and other materials you have collected for inspiration. Bring images for inspiration and one or two images of previous work (so I can get some idea of you practice) Photocopy images and photocopies of text. Themes to look for:

 

Natural History : Images and text relating to plant, insects, birds. Think of how things may be recorded, presented in books of illustrations, science etc

Journeys. Records of travel, maps, tickets, brochures etc

Your own theme if you have a particular project you want to develop but select some text images as well that relate to you your narrative.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

The tutor will instruct students in health and safety issues relevant to this course.  There are no health and safety restrictions on access to this studio/teaching space in the absence of the tutor.

 

 

MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE:

 

Students need to bring:

 

Equipment:

1 inch brush

2–3 items of additional writing media of your choice.

Small sponge

small tube of black  and white acrylic paint.

Any letter stencils/print blocks you may have

At least one waterproof soft-tipped pen

Cheap wax crayons for writing text and making rubbings (please make sure these are non-washable)

Scalpel (optional)

We will work with the colour found in your materials but you are welcome to bring small palette of colour if you want to use it such as koh-i noor. Or small pots of dye/paint you may have.

 

 

Basic sewing equipment:

Scissors*

Assorted threads of your choice (the second day focuses on hand stitching for those who wish to stitch but you may bring a sewing machine if you wish). I will demonstrate sewing machine use for experiments at home

 

Papers and fabric: , glossy magazines,, textured paper (wallpaper), oriental specialist papers,tissues etc. (No more than a carrier bag full!)

Pieces of cotton or calico– no more than a metre square, to be cut up and used as a base and dropcloth for some pieces.

Gathered ephemera e.g. lace, fabric scraps,

Photocopy images and photocopies of text.

Notebook/camera (optional)

Aprons and plastic gloves.

One whole newspaper. For table cover.

 

N.B.  The tutor will bring in some specialist papers and adhesive medium for the group to use at a small charge to the group.at an additional cost of approximately £3–4 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.


October 20, 2021
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Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.

You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching, Paper and fabric or how about dyeing and painting before you stitch into your work?

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

Materials are not included , However, if you wish to have a go at something new just let Anita know in advance and she will help you with a materials list or let you know if it is something already in stock for you to use.

Schedule Appointment


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


October 9, 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.


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

 


September 15, 2021
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Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.

You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching, Paper and fabric or how about dyeing and painting before you stitch into your work?

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

Materials are not included , However, if you wish to have a go at something new just let Anita know in advance and she will help you with a materials list or let you know if it is something already in stock for you to use.

Schedule Appointment


August 18, 2021
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Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a fabulous day where you can play around with your stitching to create new art works.

Anita is on hand to help you on your way with what ever medium you wish to use.

You may want to play with colour or use different stitches for your art. Maybe a combination of traditional and modern stitching, Paper and fabric or how about dyeing and painting before you stitch into your work?

If you prefer to have an end result in mind that’s okay as well as just seeing where the experience takes you.

This workshop is designed for you to be able to continue to work on a project or start a new one.

Materials are not included , However, if you wish to have a go at something new just let Anita know in advance and she will help you with a materials list or let you know if it is something already in stock for you to use.

Schedule Appointment


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