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.

 


July 13, 2021
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The Next Steps

The next steps to get the fibre in the studio are not going as well as I would like. John has been onto Openreach and so far passed form one person to another without any results. This is not at all helpful when I want to get the videos out to you live as the quality will be far better and you can ask me questions as we stream. This is not the first battle we have had with them and we do tend to win in the end. I am told to be patient but it is very frustrating.

We are told the issue is that we have a fibre box in the house which means we cannot have one for the studio as Openreach only put one per address? I have questioned this where there are multiple homes or companies at one address. How do they all get connected? All I want is it extended to the studio. So far no answer to that one.

Oh well what have I been up to other than that?

Beside making items for the shop and bringing in more fabrics I have been making kits. I am aiming for people who want to learn to sew . This has come about from many people coming to the studio wanting to learn how to use their sewing machines to sew items for their homes and dressmaking. The first thing I usually get someone to make is a basic cushion, with a zip.  And this is the first kit. Of course I will still teach this at the studio if anyone wants help with it.

Fabrics and colours will vary from simple cottons to denim. Some will also have a bit of embroidery on the plan fabrics too.

Besides these and working on my own art for show I have been making up inspiration packs  with ideas on what to do with them.  Each pack has fabric, papers and threads with an ideas page in them. The are colour co-ordinated to help you with your ideas.

What workshops have we coming up?

Machine Appliqué with Ruth Holmes on the 22nd of July. A lovely day with Ruth getting us to  work with our machines to create postcard size Applique. For more information just follow the link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/machine-applique-post-cards-with-ruth-holmes/

You do not have to make postcards out of the days work but they are lovely to send to friends and family. Like a little handmade gift.

 

 

We still have 2 spaces on Alex Waylett on the 26th and 27th of July. This is a Monday and Tuesday. More information can be found on https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/3d-mixed-media-tryptch-machine-embroidery/

I am really looking forward to this workshop as I have been taking photographs of the meadow and some of the flowers will work very well for this workshop.

 

Then in August we have Jenny O’Leary coming for two days of Batik creating landscapes as follows. 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. Having never used hot wax on tissue paper before this will be a new discovery for me and I am quite excited about the workshop.

To book just follow this link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/batik-with-jenny-oleary/2021-08-07/

Of course we still have our social Wednesdays and our Experimental Wednesdays to look forward to as well. To join us for the social Wednesdays this link will take you to the booking page https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday/2021-08-11/

This month we are playing with foils and the heat press for Exerimental Wednesday. Materials are included for this one but of course you are welcome to bring along any you have .

As we move out of our restrictions I have decided to keep them for the time being. So I ask you to still use the QR code to register when you arrive and to use the gels for your hands. I will also keep the numbers at a maximum of 10 as I like the interactions we get without too many people in the room at one time. We will be utilising the outside space more too. We did have a gazebo up attached to the studio where the patio will be going but unfortunately as expected it has blown down in the wind. Still it was a great space when up.

I am looking forward to seeing you all in the studio soon

Anita

 


July 6, 2021
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The Thing is Still Not Working

And it is driving me mad. We have been onto the powers that control our internet and have been told that we cannot have fibre in the studio. But we have it in the house so why not? We are being passed up the chain of command to find an answer to this mind boggling question.

In the mean time it looks like we have two options. The first is to abandon all live streaming…… Not really an option when I have spent so much resources on trying to get the thing to work. The second is to stream from the house… This may be the solution short term but the others in the house are not at all happy as it will interrupt their sport watching. Still, I do not have a problem with that.

I ask you to bear with me for a day or two more whilst I try and sort this out and then I will be live streaming or recording the videos until we can get the powers to be to organise the fibre in the studio.

With the announcement yesterday from our government it means we can go back to being fully functioning if we wish. I have quite gotten used to restricting numbers and space so may continue to work in this way. We will see. Though I will ask you to continue to scan in the QR code on entry and use the gels please.

Workshops

I have some spaces on the following workshops if you fancy them? The first in line is with Ruth Holmes working on machine applique post card size pieces. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/machine-applique-post-cards-with-ruth-holmes/

The we have a couple of spaces on Alex Waylett  this month making a 3d triptych piece https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/3d-mixed-media-tryptch-machine-embroidery/

And in august we have Jenny O’Leary coming for two days of fun with wax resists. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/batik-with-jenny-oleary/2021-08-07/

There are many more things going on of course just go to the website and look at the events pages the calendar has it all on and is regularly updated with new workshops as they are confirmed.

I am in negotiation with a card making tutor at the moment who is keen to start a group to meet regularly at Eau Brink Studio.

Once we are sure of what the plan is I will advertise it and put our the information as a stand along news letter.

 

We are also looking for a regular wool craft workshop. But so far I have not found a tutor to do this though many think it a great idea if I advertise their shops to buy the yarn from. So with that in mind when we find a tutor if they do not have a shop I will ask who they recommend and see if we can negotiate a deal of some sort from the shop.

 

If you have any ideas about workshops for the future please do let me know and I will see what I can do about getting new tutors in.

Setting aside the new tutors and the thing for now what have we been up to?

Plenty of course.

Melanie Missin has been here teaching us how to use Vilene’s to create a book and embellishments.

We first printed off our pictures onto the vilene which had been dyed using tea.

We added colour to our pages by painting various bonding fibres so that we could add layers and burnt back edges to create lovely books about our favourite things.

This was a lovely two day workshop with of course lots of cake and scones.

Ruth Holmes came and got us all hand stitching applique with surprising results.

I did a thing that was totally outside of my normal and am quite pleased with the results.

Using soft pinks and a mixture of hand and machine stitch created a little picture of a flower. Not sure what type of flower it is but I quite like it.

 

Progression

A few of us from the group visited Brancaster to take a look at the hall and we now have planned our exhibition to be held on the 14th and 15th August. Please do come along and say hello. We will have home made cakes and hot drinks too.

But before that we will be at Little Massingham Church on the 24th July from 11.30 to 3.30.  This is a joint effort with others to help with the fund raising for the church. If your in the area do come along and see us.

After that we will be exhibiting at Open Studios at the end of summer this year.

July Challenge

This months challenge is called Sun Seekers.

How you interpret this is up to you. For me I think of the flowers in the garden that follow the sun during the day and open and close at sun up and sun down.  There are many. But you may think of other things such as holidays, sunbathing, reptiles and other cold blooded animals who like to warm up in the sun. Anything goes and I am looking forward to seeing what you can produce.

I am aiming to get the live streams up and running in the next few days one way or another so I will let you know how I get on and we will catch up with the pocket that didn’t play properly as well as sun seekers flowers using soluble film.

Take Care

 

 


June 29, 2021
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TRYING TO DO A THING

You know when your trying to do a thing and it is becomes hard work? Well that is what is happening to me.

My thing I am trying to do is videos. First I was uploading them and spending hours and hours trying to get it right to find I am not succeeding. I gave up with editing and surprisingly the feedback was good. As you liked the warts and all approach.

Then it still took a while to get them to upload onto an editor and slice all the elements together. When it comes to technology I am not the most patient person. In my mind it should work because that is its job. So when it does not work I get very frustrated. And when it takes ages I get even more frustrated.

So my new thing is to live stream. Well so far that thing has not happened at all. Last week it would not work for no reason I could see but it did record so I set it to upload and found out today it did not work.

Todays live stream turned out to be a stop and start load of confused rubbish.  Oh the thing is not working I shout at my son. Who comes to my rescue to inform me that my internet in the studio is rubbish and needs to be upgraded.

Well I am not giving up. I will conquer it. John will get onto Bt and get my internet upgraded with a great deal. I do not speak to them as the long wait to talk to 5 different people drives me mad. But John is very good at getting through to them and getting me a great deal.

Hopefully they will switch it over quite quickly. In the mean time I will just go over what I tried to show you today.

Firstly thank you for looking in on my YouTube. It does show me when someone is watching and that did make me feel a little better about doing the thing.

I was demonstrating how to make a tied pocket. They are simple to make and you can make them any size or shape you wish. You can decorate them with hand or machine stitch and then sew them together either by hand or on the machine.

I will record it again and hope fully upload it properly by the weekend.

I decided to write off Junes challenge due to being so behind on the videos and go straight to July. July’s challenge is called Sun Worshipers. You can interpret that how ever you want. For me it makes me think of the flowers that follow the sun or close at the end of the day. Sunflowers of course and buttercups. I know of someone who would interpret this theme with a host of reptiles. And others would perhaps look to the beaches.

Any media can be used to make a piece of art. The art can be a picture, a 3d piece. On a cushion or card. However you decide it will look lovely.

What’s coming up ?

On the 1st July we still have a little space on Ruth’s workshop so if your interested just click on this link for more information. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/hand-applique-flower-picture-with-ruth-holmes/

Also at the weekend we have Melanie Missin getting us to make one of her fabulous books and we do have a couple of spaces available if you want to join us. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/my-little-book-of-favourite-things/

You do not have to work into your book using Mels designs but can use any of your own including any of your own stamps and stencils. Chose your subject and go for it.

If your thinking of joining us for Alex Waylett then do book as it is almost full now so don’t delay and book today as they say. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/3d-mixed-media-tryptch-machine-embroidery/

I will plod on with my thing and hope to see you all at some point so we can all do a thing together.

Take Care


June 1, 2021
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JUNE 2021 ALREADY

What on earth has happened to the first half of 2021? June already and only just getting back into the swing of things.

So what have we been up to then? The workshops are going full pelt again. It is so lovely to see everyone again and being able to speak face to face. sharing ideas and helping each other in the groups is a great way to spend a day.

Ruth’s workshops are going well and her loom beading one even got me working on making some bracelets. An who knows if I can find the patience to get past the first two rows I may even make something else.

Our Shibori and reverse Shibori dye day was great fun making loads of mess and getting frustrated with hand stitch and wrapping fabrics to dye. Also pulling threads on denim. That was a challenge on the black one. But how lovely to sit in the garden and work on our fabrics. The results have been stunning on the denim and we are all very pleased with them. One of mine looks like people in the mist so a bit of stitch into that and we will have a finished picture.

 

And I have been busy making some little clothing to show off the lovely fabrics we have in the shop. this one is so pretty and the dress turned out beautifully.

I picked this pattern because of the box pleats which show off the fabric with movement as well as how well it hangs. There are more on the way. At the moment I am making a set of dungarees using the scarecrow fabric.

And of course we have spent time in the shop and getting ready for the exhibitions.

The first exhibition is currently in The Forum, Norwich. Running until the 11th June. This exhibition if free to attend. We have booklets printed for anyone who wants one just let email in and we will send you one. The information in there is about the artists involved in Progression in Textiles and where we are exhibiting.  We would love to see you and see what you think of our work.

And with June already upon us we are moving forward with our next exhibitions. And more workshops.

There is NO Social Wednesday on the 9th of June due to my family visiting and an appointment. But Experimental Wednesday is going ahead on the 16th of June and Social Wednesday on the 23rd will be going ahead.  Alison Hulme is full still. If you want to reserve a place for next year please let me know and I will email you as soon as Alison confirms she is returning.

We are planning a new series of Eco Printing workshops starting at the beginning for a basic one day workshop building up to some two day workshops making all sorts of things including hand made books and using the scraps for landscapes. I am really excited about this and cannot wait to get the dates confirmed. The tutor is called Fiona Balding.  If this is something you would be interested in please do let me know so I can build a list ready for when we can go live and you will be emailed a few days before the adverts go out giving you the chance to get a place in advance.

And as we are already half way through the year I will be now looking at the plans for 2022 and what workshops we will be adding to the programme. If you would like someone to be added please to let me know and I will approach them to see how they feel about teaching in West Norfolk.

And lastly I have no plans to increase prices this year for the workshops which may help and to help further you can spread the cost by paying a deposit of £10.00 per day and then you can pay as you go up to the last 4 weeks before the workshop. All you need to do is go to the booking site and change the amount your paying in the pay box. The system will take it off the amount owing. Of course I will keep a check on this for you. All deposits are none refundable. If you are unable to attend we will try and resell your place as soon as we can.

Thank you all for your support.

Anita

 


May 6, 2021
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Confession Time for Eau Brink Studio

Oh dear I am sorry to say we have got a little behind during April. I have no idea where the month went to. One day I am putting out emails announcing the months programme and then it is the end of the month. Where on earth did the middle go?

So to put things right I am going to spend a fair bit of time in the studio over the next few days catching up with emails, bookings and the shop items.

I also need to spend a little time in the shop as the fabrics need to be cut and packaged ready to grab off the shelves if you want a metre or less. Not to mention unpack the latest arrivals of threads and needles.

On top of this I have to finish items for the shop such as bags , peg bags, pin cushions, cushions and kiddies clothes so you can see how the fabrics look made into lovely items and of course needle cases as well as scissor holders.

Luckily the 3d printers are going full time and we are managing to keep up with the stock and orders for dinosaurs as well as dragons and cookie cutters.

The videos will be uploaded for April and the first for May’s challenge in the next day or two.

So that’s the end of my confession time and moving onto this month.

What is Eau Brink’s May challenge? It is called Finders Keepers.

This challenge is all about finding something you want to keep or have already found and want to keep. It can be anything that you can fit into a pocket. Not just any pocket but one that you have made using a pattern from the V&A. Here is the link to help you http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/m/make-your-own-pocket/  

This link takes you to a 1838 guide on how to make a tied pocket to the size of the item your keeping. These pockets can be as basic or elaborate as you want to make them.

Traditionally made from linen and embroidered as your need. However silk and wool were also used depending on what you needed to carry in it.

The Victoria and Albert museum has a good collection of pockets to see on your next visit.

First spend a little time looking at your found item making a note of the shape, size, colour  and pattern. Think about what it is made of so you can decide what fabric to use for your pocket.

Of course you do not have to make your pocket from fabric it can be paper or card or even materials you have made yourself by melting packaging to form a new material.

What else is going on at Eau Brink Studio then?

We do have room on our Shibori workshop on Saturday 15th May if you would like to have a go at this brilliant workshop with Anita just click on this link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/procion-dye-day-3/

There is also room on the Beginners Loom Bead Weaving with Ruth Holmes. This workshop is on Thursday 27th May . 10 am till 4pm. To know more just go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/beginners-loom-bead-weaving-with-ruth-holmes/

And of course we welcome anyone who wants to drop in on Wednesdays for a day of crafts on our social Wednesdays https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday-2/2021-05-12/

Or join us for Experimental Wednesday on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/stitch-and-create-2020-01-15-2021-02-10-2021-05-19/2021-05-19/

Take Care Everyone

Anita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


March 25, 2021
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Ready and Waiting

The studio is ready and waiting for your return. The kettle has been replaced, the cups washed to remove the dust again. The cupboards cleaned out again. And I have been ploughing through  all my unfinished items to get them out of the way.

The studio has had a move around so that the side door is now usable and the plan is to have a big outside space. A covered patio is planned just need to get it done now. This will increase the capacity of the studio during the summer months and on the less cold and wet days too. Depending on what we are doing. I may invest in a heater if needed.

The gardening has started and the first seeds are poking their heads out of the compost for the dyers garden. so excited. Hopefully you will see it growing fairly quickly. The planting area has been rotavated ready for planting.  I have two Aloe Vera plants too but am not sure if we can plant them outside. However if I can I will  try and then we will see what we can do with them. The plan is to also plant a few camomile benches in case we need something calming when things do not go to plan. We have also planted a wild meadow for the bees. And of course I will be encouraging visitors to go and pick the flowers and grasses for their work.

During March we have been working on using our scrap bags in the scrap bag challenge. Already one piece has been finished and the picture uploaded onto the social media sites. As they come in I will post them.

For inspiration pop over to my YouTube channel and take a look at what I have been up to with my scraps.

Assuming all goes well we can open in April and will start with our social Wednesday where you can pop in for refreshments and a chat. Bring along something to do but do book in please on https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday-2/2021-04-14/

Children’s art club on a Thursday evening. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/art-club-11yrs-and-older-2021-01-28-2021-02-18/2021-04-15/

Then we have our Experimental Wednesday. This will be a planned day to experiment with fruit and veg under the heat press with man made fibres. We have to hope for a nice day so we can have all the doors and windows open. I have been playing with this and the results are varied. The aim is to get prints from the organic matter and for the man made fibres to shrink to create new shapes. In some cases you will just get the colour from the organic matter which may spread over the fabric. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/stitch-and-create-2020-01-15-2021-04-14/

The First workshop is making a woodland hanging just like the one Melanie has made in this picture. For  more information follow the link https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/woodland-art-hanging-with-melanie-missin/

On the following Thursday Ruth Holmes will be here making Machine Applique postcards. To book just go to  https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/machine-applique-post-cards-with-ruth-holmes/

The Following weekend we have Amanda Hislop and only two spaces due to cancellations. So if you fancy it just go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/line-colour-texture-in-landscape-exploring-concertina-books/2021-04-24/

 

We have moved the Pauline Wrighton workshop to August so if you wanted to book but couldn’t make the date try the new date and see if that fits in with you. Just follow the link on Pauline’s name. This workshop is all about learning how to use the various feet for your sewing machine. This is the second one but it is okay if you missed the first as Pauline will help you.

So we are hopefully at the end of many of the restrictions and have all been at least offered a vaccine if not had them.

Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Anita

 

 

 


March 1, 2021
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Scrap Bag Challenge

This months Challenge is to create a piece of art using only scraps.

You can use fabrics, lace, wool, embellishment’s, zips, beads, old threads or ends of reels but nothing new.

If you do not have any scraps then ask friends who sew if you can delve into their scrap bags.

You can also use paper, card, old stamps, postcards, maps and pages from old damaged books.

There is no limit to size, colour or shape. It can be abstract or traditional.

The piece does have to be a piece of art. How you interpret that is up to you.

It can be 3d, framed or unframed.

Enjoy the process but do not over think it.

Anita always starts her projects with a pile of materials and then plays to see what comes out of them. No plan means no anxiety. Look at colour ways, how the materials you are using will work together, do you want your piece to be distorted, manipulated? What will it represent if anything? Will it have pockets and layers? What about sheer fabrics and using plastic? Will you pad it or areas of it?

If stitching will it be hand or machine stitch?

If not stitching how will you hold it together? Glue, tape?

Felting can mean using up old wool or wool given to you that so far you have not found a purpose for it.

The ideas keep coming so give it some thought and join in.

What about a Powertex piece? Powertex is perfect for using up old scraps of anything.

 

 


January 30, 2021
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Are you ready ?

All you need is a few tea bags and a little bit of your own flair.

Make a cup or pot of tea using tea bags. Squash and squeeze them and leave them to dry.

Once dry open them up and draw, paint to dye them.

You can add them to Bondaweb and use them to bond onto paper, card and fabric.

Make a 3d item.

It can be anything from a simple card to huge piece of art. And anything in between but must be a 3d item so make sure you art piece is either free standing or has 3d elements on it.

If you are unsure about how to start processing your teabags go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1YXPFmEmofkIlAY9z9n8vQ

At the time of sending this blog out there are two videos showing you how to prepare your tea bags and another to go on. Throughout the Month of February there will be more videos showing you how Anita is progressing with her piece.

If you have any problems or questions just email Anita or message on the Eau Brink Studio Facebook page.

There is no charge. So give it a go and see what you come up with.


January 25, 2021
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BURSTING WITH IDEAS

Hardanger

Sipping my favourite tea with a head bursting with ideas usually results with me just putting one into action and the forgetting the rest.

But with all this extra time we now have on our hands my head is bursting with even more ideas and I am getting them down in a little book. Not only am I getting them documented I am planning how to make them a reality.

Bursting into your life now

The first one to be thrown out into Eau Brink World is a monthly challenge. Starting in February. I will run it along the lines of our Experimental Wednesdays. Each month we will work towards making a piece which can be adapted to most disciplines. This means that it dose not only have to be sewing related. It can be a piece of fabulous art, a Craft, a stitched item or glued. The aim is to get us all exploring what we can do with the subject. The only rule is that you follow the guidelines but you can be as experimental as you wish.

Each month I will post on social media and send out the challenge by email . I will be converting a page on the website for your information and to show the finished items. They will also be posted on social media and added to the news letters.

You do not have to pay to join in and I am going to try and keep the cost of making very low by encouraging you to use what you already may have or can beg off others. Though of course I will be putting kits onto the website shop just in case you fancy purchasing one for someone else to have a go.

I do not want to bombard you with all my ideas in one go so as I organise each thing I will let you know what to look out for.

It is funny how my head only has ideas about my lovely studio and not about such mundane things as food shopping. Mind you that is just how I like it.

Smallholding News

Now for some very sad news. We have had to send our sheep to a lovely big farm. It was a hard decision to make but for their health and John’s safety we really had no choice. We have been told that they settled in well and are with a Tup so hopefully they will be producing lambs for the farmer.

We will keep our birds and really get going with the bees this year. Hopefully lots of honey to bake with at the end of the season and plenty to eat on my porridge too.

Covid update

As the lockdown continues and the schools are closed we also cannot open for groups or to teach. It is very frustrating but we need to make sure it is safe for everyone who visits Eau Brink Studio as well as for ourselves.

Of course as soon as we are given the green light we will get going again. If you have booked into a workshop and we have to move it or cancel it of course you can have a refund. If you have paid through paypal the refund will be returned through them. I am not sure what fees they take off it but you can challenge them if they do charge you. Any monies paid directly into my account will be fully refunded.

Most of our visiting artists are happy to move the workshop to a later date so you can still attend. I am offering you a way to secure your places by asking you to pay a deposit of just £10.00 per day. My booking system will permit you to pay smaller amounts until the full fee is paid. The box that has the fee in it can be changed to how much you are paying. If you wish you can just send me a cheque for the deposit and I will add it to the workshop for you.

And now my brain is bursting with the idea that I need more tea.

Stay safe everyone

Anita

 

 

 

 


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