Bev Caleno – Backlit Trees (textile art workshop)
All Materials Included
This is a textile and machine embroidery workshop, utilising different fabrics and techniques to produce finished a artwork.
You will be painting a background directly onto fabric to create a backlit effect as the basis for your work. Interesting tree forms and textures will then be created using Tyvec and added to your piece, with emphasis on composition and design. Finally you will work with free motion stitch to add detail, particularly in the foreground, giving a further sense of depth.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
About 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
Usual sewing kit
Sewing machine with free motion darning foot (machines may be borrowed by prior arrangement)