June 19, 2019by Anita

Print and Make with Alison Hulme will once again be at Eau Brink Studio.

This exciting two day workshop will ensure that you take home with you a huge amount of printed fabric.

Also you can finish a cushion, a apron or a bag on the second day.

Print and MakeAlison is famous for her pinnies and can be found at most of the big fairs such as Knitting and Stitching shows.

If you think you cannot print onto fabric using Acrylic paint think again. 

You can turn up without any experience and go home with your head buzzing with ideas.

Alison will help you co-ordinate your colours and designs.

You get to use her large collection of Thermofax screens to create your fabrics.

It is a great two days of fun and laughter.

Of course I will be baking so there will be scrummy cake as well as fruit and lots of hot drinks.

Whats not to like?

Book early as places are limited.

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June 1, 2019by Anita

Revamp A Lamp with Mellymade Designs at Eau Brink Studio.

Re-vamp a lamp

I love using anything to do with flora and fauna in my work. The lampshades I design, allow me to create something unique and hopefully to catch some of the beauty in the natural things that I see.

To make these decorative lampshades you will be designing your own, The panels can be the same or all different, whether it is formed by straight lines, squiggles or a favourite thing like butterflies. It will be a unique piece of textile art.

 

We will be using a few techniques, with interfacing and organza as well as transfer paints/dyes. We will be making braid from wool and threads. The panels will be free motion stitched. Embellishments can be added also.

A soldering iron is used to complete the shape of the panels on the lampshade, they will then be attached and Voila!!

 

Melanie Missin – Keating

 

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May 12, 2019by Anita

Join us for Finding Your Feet with Pauline Wrighton.

A fantastic workshop where you will learn how to use the many feet your sewing machine comes with and more.

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

Many of us have a sewing machine which we use for just straight stitching.How many times have you adjusted the dials or buttons? Sometimes making changes to our machines can be a little scary. Pauline will help with making your confidence grow so that you can use your machine to its full potential.

Bring with you  your sewing machine, box of accessories and the instruction book if you have it. Pauline will bring along a selection of materials you can purchase from her as well as a few of her excellent items she makes.

Bring with you besides your machine fabric and threads to use and your lunch.

Information on Pauline.

Pauline 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, combined with 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.

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February 1, 2019by Anita

Creative Machine Stitching sounds pretty scary but in fact is is much easier than you may think.

Hand and machine stitch
Is it water or bark?

 

Your sewing machine can do more than stitch in straight lines.

Just lower or cover the feed dogs and away you go.

Use your machine needle the same way you use a pencil or pen. the only difference is you move the fabric around. Then it is easy to further enhance with hand stitch

 

During this workshop I will demonstrate how to set up your machine as well as step by step instruction. You learn at your own pace.

You will start with simple exercises such as sewing cords and using the stitches on your machine. We will then move on to free motion stitching with simple exercises.

Once feeling confident we will start drawing with the machine. Do not worry if you feel you cannot draw we will be using templates to help you.

At the end of the day you will have completed all of the exercises and made a flower using soluble film.

All you need to bring is your sewing machine (if you do not have one then you can use one for the day at a charge of £5.00) You also need to bring a selection of threads for your machine.

Materials included in the cost are cord making threads, Templates and  soluble film. You can make as many items as you wish on your day.

This workshop is every month at The Silverwood Center at Long Sutton.

You can either book on line by clicking on the scheduling button below or at Silverwood.
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January 4, 2019by Anita

Creative Machine Stitching sounds pretty scary but in fact is is much easier than you may think.

Hand and machine stitch
Is it water or bark?

 

Your sewing machine can do more than stitch in straight lines.

Just lower or cover the feed dogs and away you go.

Use your machine needle the same way you use a pencil or pen. the only difference is you move the fabric around. Then it is easy to further enhance with hand stitch

 

During this workshop I will demonstrate how to set up your machine as well as step by step instruction. You learn at your own pace.

You will start with simple exercises such as sewing cords and using the stitches on your machine. We will then move on to free motion stitching with simple exercises.

Once feeling confident we will start drawing with the machine. Do not worry if you feel you cannot draw we will be using templates to help you.

At the end of the day you will have completed all of the exercises and made a flower using soluble film.

All you need to bring is your sewing machine (if you do not have one then you can use one for the day at a charge of £5.00) You also need to bring a selection of threads for your machine.

Materials included in the cost are cord making threads, Templates and  soluble film. You can make as many items as you wish on your day.

This workshop is every month at The Silverwood Center at Long Sutton.

You can either book on line by clicking on the scheduling button below or at Silverwood.
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June 4, 2018by Anita

Join us at Eau Brink Studio on Monday afternoons for Beginners Embroidery from 2 pm till 4.30 pm. Where you can learn at your own speed basic embroidery.

For all ages and all levels. You may want to learn something new or brush up on you skills. There is something for everybody. at only £20.00 plus the cost of some materials.

Hardanger
From making your very own sampler to something more complicated like Hardanger Embroidery.

 

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May 28, 2018by Anita

Join us at Eau Brink Studio on Monday afternoons for Beginners Embroidery from 2 pm till 4.30 pm. Where you can learn at your own speed basic embroidery.

For all ages and all levels. You may want to learn something new or brush up on you skills. There is something for everybody. at only £20.00 plus the cost of some materials.

Hardanger
From making your very own sampler to something more complicated like Hardanger Embroidery.

 

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May 21, 2018by Anita

Join us at Eau Brink Studio on Monday afternoons for Beginners Embroidery from 2 pm till 4.30 pm. Where you can learn at your own speed basic embroidery.

For all ages and all levels. You may want to learn something new or brush up on you skills. There is something for everybody. at only £20.00 plus the cost of some materials.

Hardanger
From making your very own sampler to something more complicated like Hardanger Embroidery.

 

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May 14, 2018by Anita

Join us at Eau Brink Studio on Monday afternoons for Beginners Embroidery from 2 pm till 4.30 pm. Where you can learn at your own speed basic embroidery.

For all ages and all levels. You may want to learn something new or brush up on you skills. There is something for everybody. at only £20.00 plus the cost of some materials.

Hardanger
From making your very own sampler to something more complicated like Hardanger Embroidery.

 

Schedule Appointment



May 7, 2018by Anita

Join us at Eau Brink Studio on Monday afternoons for Beginners Embroidery from 2 pm till 4.30 pm. Where you can learn at your own speed basic embroidery.

For all ages and all levels. You may want to learn something new or brush up on you skills. There is something for everybody. at only £20.00 plus the cost of some materials.

Hardanger
From making your very own sampler to something more complicated like Hardanger Embroidery.

 

Schedule Appointment