Bev Caleno – Making it Real (extended)***One Place has become Available***

Date: 24th February 2024 - 25th February 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spaces: 0
Bev Caleno - Making it Real (extended)***One Place has become Available***


All materials included

This weekend is perfect for those who have already had a go at (making it real) with me, those who want to take it a little bit further, or try it for the first time.

The foundation is the same and initially we will spend some time painting and preparing fabrics and materials. We will then make fungus, and detailed lichen using different techniques and unusual materials and then focus on painting.

We will discuss and look at reference material and how to make the piece look like the real thing, by adding layers, burning away, tearing and machine embroidery applications.

Other techniques to make the fungus, lichen and moss will involve, using a heat tool, wet on wet painting, couching, watersoluble and machine embroidery.

Lastly, we will attach everything together in a pleasing and realistic composition.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments

Your Tutor

Bev is joint owner of Old bank Studios along with husband Nigel and runs the separate textile studio which is fully equipped with high end sewing machines. This is what she says:

My background is in interior design and soft furnishing, for which I hold the highest level OCN and City & Guilds and am qualified to teach in adult education.

I am also a keen painter and over the years have enjoyed mixing it all up and exploring machine embroidery with mixed media.

I never stop experimenting and am privileged to have access to an endless source of materials and so many other talented artists and tutors

What you will need to bring

Sewing machine

Free motion embroidery foot

Spare bobbins



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